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Retro night on someone's pitching mound?

Posted on: December 9, 2008 12:18 pm

LAS VEGAS -- Scott Erickson, who essentially has not pitched a full major-league season since 2002 and mostly has been out of baseball since 2005, is making noises about a comeback.

Erickson, 40, has contacted the Minnesota Twins about coming to spring training in 2009 and apparently was met with a tepid response.

"He wants to come back," Twins GM Bill Smith told "I told him to go get a job in winter ball and let's see what you can do."

Erickson, who was 142-136 with a 4.59 ERA over 15 big-league seasons, so far is not pitching winter ball.

Following a run between 1991 and 1999 in which he threw 200 or more innings seven times, Erickson developed elbow trouble in 2000 that eventually led to Tommy John ligament replacement surgery.

Category: MLB

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2008 9:44 pm

Retro night on someone's pitching mound?

Can you say World Series 2009???  What a joke.  Thanks for the laugh.  Bill Smith's answer is classic, but it shoudl have been left at "go get a  job"

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