Thursday, May 15, 2008
Nick Out--Yet Again
Sometimes you just have to wonder. The only luck that Nick Johnson seems to have is bad luck. And today--that bad luck returned. The announcement came down at 12 Noon from Our Washington Nationals. Our Number 24 once again placed on the Disabled List with a torn tendon in his right wrist. An injury aggravated two nights ago by Nick--while swinging at a pitch in Shea Stadium.
Really, this is just sad news. More than 19 months removed from that terrible broken femur and day-by-day showing that he was once again a quality Major League Player--Nick Johnson must again feel the pain--both mentally and physically. The hurt of another injury. The agony of sitting on the sidelines and watching the scheduled games pass him by.
Dmitri Young will be re-instated from the Disabled List tomorrow to fill the void. But who can say--right now--that last year's Comeback Player of The Year will be 100% ready to replace Nick Johnson at First Base.
Our Number 24 will be missed--on the field, at the plate and in the clubhouse. No one plays as hard for Our Washington Nationals as Nick Johnson. His lost presence--an absence felt throughout Our Franchise.
Good Luck Nick Johnson. Our thoughts are with you--as always.