Carl Plays A Game Of Catch

Pavano played catch for 12 minutes today at the Yankee’s minor league complex. No, really. Stop laughing.

Yankees vice president Billy Connors and pitching coach Dave Eiland watched Pavano’s throwing session, which was broken into two segments. The right-hander’s throwing distance reached around 90 feet.

Where’s this writer’s editor? There’s a mandatory boot to the backside for using any such words in an article about CP. Even saying them inside your head could cause an injury.

“He feels great,” Eiland said. “The ball came out of his hand well.”

Okay, I’m no expert, but the ball coming out of the hand well seems to be the key element in a thrown ball actually being thrown. Otherwise, you would be playing a game of keep, which doesn’t sound like much fun at all. The better, real news is that his hand did not come out of his arm.

Images of Pavano hard at work at his physical rehab program in the extended.

He ripped his arms off!
25 comments… add one
  • Carl Pavano, the gift that keeps on giving… to satirists.

    Hudson February 8, 2008, 5:12 pm
  • Awesome. Thanks for the laugh, AG.

    Adrian-YF February 8, 2008, 5:17 pm
  • I mean, can he even remember how to pitch? He has to learn everything all over again it has been so long.

    Mike February 8, 2008, 6:10 pm
  • Having fun at CP’s expense is certainly cheap and easy. I sincerely hope he returns to the bigs and experiences some success. I really do.
    Wait, does being a satirist mean that I worship the devil, or that I like inflicting pain? I seem to never be able to remember that one. Oh, I’m pretty sure it means I wish I were part goat. Sweet, it’s Friday and it’s wine o’clock.
    And about that image — gosh, I miss Phil Hartman.

    attackgerbil February 8, 2008, 6:13 pm
  • I think being a satirist means you have a thing for satyrs.

    FenSheaParkway February 8, 2008, 6:33 pm
  • Ah geez, I doubled up on a joke you already made. Sorry ’bout that.
    That quoted paragraph doesn’t scan very well for another reason: “broken into two” is really clumsy. As The Onion pointed out once, it’s like trying to tell someone you also just got back from Saw II.
    Carl might be funny, but whoever is still reporting on him has a pretty weird sense of humor. Shouldn’t he have just cut bait on him a long time ago? Everyone else has.

    FenSheaParkway February 8, 2008, 6:40 pm
  • FSP: the question is has he cut his own bait, or is he genuine about wanting to be a big-leaguer? If he is diligent in his efforts to return, I would love to see his effort rewarded.

    attackgerbil February 8, 2008, 6:52 pm
  • so….My wife and I have been given the opportunity to purchase tickets online at noon tomorrow with a one time only code, and this would eb for opening day (rings!) and the Yankee games. I haven’t bought tickets for Fenway; the only time I have is when they visit St. Pete. So, my question…am I actually going to have a shot at buying 4 tickets tomorrow?

    Bostondreamer February 8, 2008, 6:55 pm
  • No idea, dreamer.. good luck! I hope you land them.

    attackgerbil February 8, 2008, 7:07 pm
  • And to think that just a few short years ago, the Red Sox and Yankees were locked in a bitter bidding war for his services…

    yankees76 February 8, 2008, 8:10 pm
  • A Carl Pavano update!
    Insert buttocks joke here.

    SoxFan February 8, 2008, 9:51 pm
  • Post commentor Raul is on the ball.
    “Oh, he will have a great year. This is year four–He must do good to get another $40 mil in the off season”
    Not only don’t I doubt that, I expect it. Yankee fans should not be worried about his output, they should be worried about Cashman resigning him for another 4.

    Dirty Water February 9, 2008, 9:27 am
  • Happy Truck Day Red Sox fans, a tiny little sign that life is about to start again.

    LocklandSF February 9, 2008, 11:57 am
  • The “All Steriod Olympics” skit w/Hartman. He,he.. classic AG.

    bloodyank78 February 9, 2008, 1:01 pm
  • Hey Boston Dreamer, I’ve been in a virtual waiting room for almost 2 hours trying to buy tickets online for opening day. HOpefully they won’t sell out before I get a chance.
    And thanks for the Phil Hartman picture, AG. I miss his glorious caveman-lawyer days from SNL. It’s a shame his wife went and killed him and whatnot.

    Atheose February 9, 2008, 1:35 pm
  • Atheose,
    My beautiful, wonderful, pregnant wife logged in at 11:58 am and waited 32 minutes. We got so lucky. We WANTED the expensive seats (its going to be our ‘babymoon,’ which I guess is the new thing now), but we ended up with right field grandstand. 4 tickets. I’m so excited. I haven’t been to been to Fenway since the early 90’s, when my folks dragged me kicking and screaming to the Sunshine state.
    I’m psyched! Good luck getting yous, my friend.

    Bostondreamer February 9, 2008, 3:15 pm
  • COngrats dreamer. I logged in at the same time (which was right as they came up) and have been waiting for almost 4 hours, and now tickets are sold out for Opening Day. Looks like I’ll be spending $550 for two tickets in the right-field bleachers, which would have only cost me $26 each. Sigh.

    Atheose February 9, 2008, 3:34 pm
  • I’m going to be at the April 22nd game at Fenway, against the Angels. I will never wear Boston gear, but I think I can root for them for that one game, especially if they’re like 5 games behind by then :)
    Nobody likes the Angels.

    AndrewYF February 9, 2008, 3:36 pm
  • Congrats, Bostondreamer. I logged in at the same time and waited almost 4 hours, and now tickets for Opening Day are all sold out. Looks like I’ll be spending $580 for two tickets in the rightfield bleachers that would have cost me only $26 each. Oh well, it’s still worth it!

    Atheose February 9, 2008, 3:41 pm
  • “but I think I can root for them for that one game”
    Rudy? :)

    FenSheaParkway February 9, 2008, 4:23 pm
  • Hah. Let’s just say I can be happy with the game no matter what happens.

    AndrewYF February 9, 2008, 11:26 pm
  • by the way what’s the update on matt clement?…pavano’s soul-sister…

    dc February 10, 2008, 1:39 am
  • Speaking of lifting weights, check out this article in the Boston Herald:
    Apparently Pedroia is buffing up like Hanz and Franz.

    Atheose February 10, 2008, 10:36 am
  • the part that made me smile was when they said he was doing “stretching” exercises…

    dc February 10, 2008, 11:26 am
  • My lord, is that an ugly man.

    AndrewYF February 10, 2008, 12:36 pm

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