It Hurts to be Old

Gary Sheffield missed his third straight Spring Training game Sunday, sitting out with leg cramps.

The 39-year-old designated hitter, who remains hitless this Spring, is expected to return in a couple days, and his manager doesn't seem too concerned.

"I’m not worried about him. He could hit on Christmas Day," said skipper Jim Leyland.
I guess I'm not really sure what that means. Does Shef not celebrate Christmas?

Whatever the case, look for him to return to the lineup this Tuesday when the Detroit Tigers host the Cincinnati Reds in a split-squad game.

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Tuffy said...

Sheffield has a Christmas piñata tradition in his household.