Davy Johnson said that he’d rather forfeit the WBC than play someone out of position at catcher, fearing that such a thing risks injury. Why then did he have no problem playing my team’s catcher out of position in left field? Yes, I will grant that it’s easier to get hurt catching than it is playing left, but radically out of position is radically out of position, no?
Atlanta has already lost Chipper Jones for some amount of time, and given his history, he’ll be nagged all year with this injury. If McCann had hurt himself too, there wouldn’t be much point to the Braves’ season, now, would there?