Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Brian Wilson's Opening Day In Doubt; Is His Beard Okay?

The likelihood of Brian Wilson appearing on Opening Day at Chavez Ravine is doubtful after he was yanked from a bullpen session today.

Reports are he felt a little discomfort and was told to stop.

Is this a setback?

Who are you asking?

According to Wilson, no, but then again this is Brian Wilson, and rarely do we see him stress publicly about anything. Especially something as lowly as a strained oblique. It just doesn't fit his lumberjack persona.

Of course the Giants don't feel that way. Jeremy Affeldt was held out of 23 games last summer for a strained oblique.

But Wilson is better than that, right? Fear the Beard?

"I mean, I'd like to feel superhuman. Correction: I am superhuman," he told the San Jose Mercury News.

But let's get serious.

How is his beard doing? When do we can we start blaming Charlie Sheen? And do comments even sound 'delicious' to Wilson now that he has this strained oblique?

The world might never know.

What we do know is that this injury isn't serious.

Let's get real, this is Brian Wilson. He is bulletproof right now.

He says he will throw on Thursday if they give him the go, but that seems unlikely.

What is likely is that he will not be available for Opening Day, and my bet is he will not be ready for maybe a week after that.

Better safe than sorry, right? Expect him back sooner than later.

Meanwhile, let the 'closer-by-committee' convene and put upon themselves the mystique that is Brian Wilson's Beard of Zeus, as disgusting as that sounds.

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