Friday, March 10, 2006

Lighter Thoughts

From NY Mets training camp:
Mike Venafro, scratched from yesterday's relief appearance, finally has an explanation for the back discomfort that has hampered his career. The southpaw, whose legs are slightly different in length, has been wearing a one-third-inch pad in the wrong shoe for years - essentially doubling the difference between his leg lengths rather than correcting it. Mets doctors discovered the trouble and are easing him into the proper padding. Venafro was in good spirits yesterday, though he confessed: "I was furious, but what can you do?"