While the AB4AR jinx worked to perfection on Tuesday and pretty much every guy I name dropped in my bullpen post pitched like crap, the one positive bullpen appearance was that of Boone Logan. It was his first game action of the spring and he looked pretty damn good, pitching a scoreless frame and striking out two of the four lefties he faced. On the field he looked money, but his response to questions about how his left elbow felt after the game didn't fill me with the same confidence:
“It feels good, period. It really does. I promise."
It's been a while since I've had to use the "I promise" line on people, probably because I'm still single and haven't had to lie to a girlfriend in years. But I can tell you from experience that when you're throwing out "I promise" as support that what you're saying is true, that's usually not a good thing. We've got no choice but to take Logan at his word right now, but he sounds like a guy that would cave under cross-examination to me.
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