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July 25, 2005

Touchy Unit

From the Journal News:

While Randy Johnson turned what should have been a 30-second exchange with reporters into a 10-minute sarcastic tirade that needed a club security official to break up, Kevin Brown traveled to Denver yesterday for physical therapy on his back.

"They are more careful with me than I am," Johnson said. "I'll be out there. It doesn't mean I'm completely healthy, but I'll be out there."

Johnson said he's always among the league leaders in starts and innings pitched, and that his status shouldn't be a constant issue.

"When I'm not out there, then it's an issue," he said. "I'm fine. I'll be out there."

It became apparent that Johnson's frustration level was beginning to bubble over when he compared the questioning about his health to his kids on a long car trip.

" 'Are we there, yet? We're almost there. Disneyland is 15 minutes away. We're almost there.' You're like my kids," Johnson said with full sarcasm. Then, his voice turning to disgust, he uttered, "This place is unbelievable."

At this point, the best thing Randy could do is pull a Pedro/Carlton and take a vow of silence with the media. Oh, and, he could go out 'there' and pitch like an ace for a while too. That would be nice.

Posted by Steve Lombardi at July 25, 2005 08:21 AM