Originally posted on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 11/1/13
You get used to the flames, the sulfur stench and the lice. It's the reruns of Geraldo that grate on you. Welcome to Yankiverse Hell, the Chad Curtis/Mel Hall wing. Take a pike, folks. We're going to be here for awhile. Like... eternity.One of the few enduring pleasures is knowing that some guys will escape. I'm thinking of Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes. I bear no grudges. They logged their time. It didn't work. If ever they return to the stadium, part of me will root for them. Still, I cannot overcome this feeling of dreadful certainty:Once out of New York, they're going to flourish. Is it just me? Does anybody else have that feeling?Since they built the new stadium/steak house, Hughes was a goner - just like his fast balls. A fly ball pitcher in a bandbox? Good luck. But give him an expansive outfield, and 10 home runs become outs. That's huge. Plus, he's only 27 - youngest free agent on the list. He could pitch 10 years, and they'll all say the greatest thing that ever happene...
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