Today (wow, crazy light font) Slusser gives another version of the Duke as starter story
"Duke is going to gain a lot of weight this year," Oakland closer Huston Street said with a chuckle. "No more third-, fifth- and seventh-inning trips to the bathroom. But it's not because he's nervous, it's because he takes it so seriously. Justin shows up at 2 p.m. and he's thinking about pitching all day." Duchscherer has consulted a gastroenterologist who told him, the pitcher said, "There's a big connection between the brain and the gut," which - for an intense personality such as Duchscherer - can translate into some painful gastrointestinal issues. So pitching once every five days should help that and Duchscherer believes it will ensure greater health, period.
Remember, Duke, you could always be Dan Johnson. On the other hand, the only thing I know about gastroenterologists is that Larry David had to pay one a visit, and his condition was Gereitis, so.... Forgot we had Todd Linden? So did I. According to the notes headline, he "likes the blue collar team"
I'm really excited because I think this side will be better. Over here, you get your hands dirty, it's a little more blue collar and I like the style of play. There's a little more youth compared to the other side
Presumably he means "the other side of Arizona" or something along those lines, as I don't think he'll be spending much time in the beautiful east bay. For the h8rs: M. Kuiper has your back
. On the Giants:
"From a standpoint of a team trying to rebuild, it gives us a chance to see some young players,” he said. “It gives us a chance to see what these kids can do. Although rebuilding is probably not the right word, it’s retooling."
Well put, sir. The preview is a popup? Seriously?