“Great Players Don’t Need A Psychiatrist”

Over at FanGraphs, I’ve got a silly piece building off an Ozzie Guillen quote over the weekend that players don’t need psychiatrists:

“You know who else doesn’t need a doctor? Pitchers with torn ligaments…. I was from an era in baseball when tobacco juice and peanut shells took care of the anatomical things. You break your arm, you stick some gum in there, wrap it with newspaper, and go out and pitch the next day…. My wife, when she had a baby, she went into the kitchen, cut the umbilical cord with our cake knife, and then went back to cleaning my cleats like I told her to.”

More here.

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