Ruben is telling us that he’s no going to so sorting through the scrap heap or leaving seductive messages on Michael Young’s voicemail to fix this problem. Nope, this one’s going to be remedied with good old fashion superhero-like speed-healing.Chase hasn’t received any cortisone injections. He isn’t having surgery. He’s not getting acupuncture or muscle replacement or leeches placed on his brow. He did get an MRI.
“He’s the same,” Ruben reports. So its safe to assume that Chase is sitting in a chair in the middle of an empty room somewhere, silently swallowing his own furious emotions and saving them for a day when he’ll be allowing to put a bat on a ball. “Hopefully it’s not something that will linger on him,” Ruben concluded.
“Like the Cranberries!” Ryan Howard shouted from across the diamond.
“He’s getting better,” Charlie Manuel whimpered, trying to give us any shreds of hope he could. But we all know the truth. Chase is being sent away to deal with his tendinitis in the same fashion he had dealt with the others: isolation and the harvesting of his own fury.
No word yet on when or if we’ll ever see him again. They just keep leaving him out of the lineup, like some sort of Eric Bruntlett. But, Ruben claims they are trying to “nip it in the bud,” so we’ll just have to keep speculating, inquiring, or making stuff up until he’s better.
In that interview with Ruben I linked to above, one of the reporters calls Ruben Amaro “Rube.” Is that a thing? Ruben kind of pauses after he says it, as if to say, “That is unacceptable.” Or maybe he was just inhaling in order to be able to speak.