Chicago Cubs: Fragile mind, fragile body
Much has been made of Darvish’s quiet demeanor and sometimes confusing comments. But the brass stands by their guy – as they have all season. The Tribune article again points to his rumored fragility – something Epstein defended recently, as well.
"“He’s human. And he’s a little bit more open than most, and I also think there is a language issue when things don’t always come across as they’re translated. But he’s certainly human, and I’m not going to penalize him for that. The way people get over adversity of critical moments in their life is by talking about them and sharing them with people and connecting with them, so if that’s going to help him continue to face challenges and in the case of, let’s say the World Series, overcome them next time, then good for him."
Granted, the guy has missed two months with this injury. But that’s far from meaning he’s fragile in any way. Arm injuries can linger – and with this relationship in the infancy stages, it would be foolish to push the envelope and risk long-term damage.
The only ’emotion’ fans need to concern themselves with? Kyle Hendricks‘ ‘Sweet Emotion’. Get him back on the mound, and we may very well see that same Hendricks-like quiet leadership in Yu Darvish.
But let’s not confuse quiet with fragile.