Ex-New York Yankee Hurler Proclaims “I Am Not (A) Loser”
Last season, when New York Yankees' GM Brian Cashman traded with the St. Louis Cardinals for an injured Harrison Bader, some fans were up-in-arms. A quality left-handed starting pitcher for a guy on the injured list?
Well, Bader has proved his worth, when he can stay on the field. The lefty starter, well he is trying to convince fans and maybe himself that he is not a "loser."
Former New York Yankee Jordan Montgomery is struggling. His new team, the St. Louis Cardinals have lost the last ten games that Montgomery has started. According to Justin Tasch of nypost.com, Montgomery told the St. Louis Dispatch, “I am not [a] loser. I’m going to keep giving them everything I’ve got out there. The team knows that. Manager knows it. Pitching coach knows it. Fan base knows it. … Baseball stinks. It’s not always easy. It’s not always going to go great. Everybody has to stick with what they do – and try to do it better.” Wow, you don't hear professional athletes proclaim to the media that they are "not losers" very often.
Jordan Montgomery is 2-7 on the year with a 4.23 ERA. Those are not terrible numbers. However, the Cards haven't been victorious for any of the 30-year olds' starts since April 13th. Montgomery told reporters, “Could care less about me recording a W. Just really want the team to win. But, still super early, so we’ll keep going out there, and I’ll keep giving them everything I got.” It's all about the team win. Based on what Montgomery did for the Yankees, there is no doubt he will not stop trying.