Originally posted on Baseball Prospectus  |  Last updated 7/5/12
In my story about Anthony Rizzo last week, I alluded to a personal rough patch that I've been going through. I got a lot of nice messages from readers, colleagues, and friends. Believe me, it was much appreciated. The downturn largely kept me from the ballpark during June. Part of the reason for that was an incident just as I was falling into my funk, after a White Sox game in which Phil Humber was hammered and appeared to be in danger of losing his rotation spot. (He subsequently ended up on the disabled list.) After the game, the media hovered around Humber's locker waiting to grill him about his struggles. I wasn't in the best frame of mind that day and really just wanted to get a couple quotes and clear out of there. I always feel like the devil himself in those situations, when I'm part of a mob forcing someone to talk about painful subjects when there hasn't even been time to reflect. As happens often, the circle of media around his locker was so dense that when he stepp...
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