...And like that Mussina is back. He has rediscovered about 3 MPH on the fastball and his knuckle curve is biting again. It's amazing how quick we are (myself included) to write off an aging pitcher, when he begins to struggle. I recently wrote his career obit, but now I'm feeling a bit silly. Clearly Mussina was suffering a bit of a dead arm and just needed to skip a couple of starts.
I would say that I learned my lesson, but I would be lying to myself. If he goes through a similar stretch next August, I will probably count him out again.