Veteran relief pitcher Pat Neshek, currently with the Houston Astros, had surgery to alleviate pain in his right foot this offseason. MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart reported that “it was a minor procedure… to repair a fracture.” This is not interesting news, but when Neshek showed up to spring training this week he revealed that there was a pretty sizable piece of bone removed from his foot, relative to the size of bones typically cut out of human bodies. We’re not talking about a small incision and bone-shaving procedure here. Neshek had a damn meatball cut out of his body.
Plop that in a brothy bowl of diced onion, parsley, and parmesan cheese and you’ve got Italian Wedding soup for lunch. Now excuse me while I find the nearest men’s room.