This Adam Lind quote:
“I know how important he is to this team and I’m sure it hurts the lineup greatly,” said Lind. “But I’ve got try to do what I do and hopefully everything goes well.”
Was cleaned up from this one, where you can more easily tell what he’s thinking:
“I know how important he is to this team,” Lind said. “I’m sure it hurts the lineup greatly, but now I have to try and replace what Reed does — well, not replace, but do what I can do. If everything goes well and he comes back, then he’ll take back over.”
Anyway, they both mean: “Reed who?”
“He’s got a decision to make, I’ll leave it at that,” Toronto general manager J.P. Ricciardi said. “Reed’s not going to play with us for a little bit.”
Means: “There’s no decision to make. Reed is not going to play for us for a long time.”
With Johnson and Glaus unavailable for Friday’s game, the Blue Jays were left with just catcher Jason Phillips and shortstop Royce Clayton on the bench. Gibbons said that right-hander Josh Towers, who he described as Toronto’s “fastest pitcher,” was available as a pinch-runner if necessary.
Means: “Most expendable”. Possibly the first time the words “Josh Towers” and “fastest pitcher” have appeared in a paragraph since he was in grade school.
(Gibbons on Glaus)
“I’ve got to believe he’ll be ready by Tuesday, but I don’t know that for a fact,” Gibbons said.
Means: I will probably be able to watch him walk without it making me wince by next week. He’s got a decision to make, I’ll leave it at that.