Friday, March 28, 2008

Deja Vu All Over Again for John Smoltz

That same troublesome shoulder that bothered John Smoltz for the first half of last year before ultimately putting him on the disabled list, is acting up again.

But this time Smoltz is going to try to outsmart it.

Smoltz, a candidate for the disabled list again this year, indicated to Atlanta Journal-Constitution baseball beat writer David O'Brien that he would try to overcome the problem this year by thinking positively and not obsessing over it.

"... I'm gonna change that mind-set," Smoltz said.

Apparently Smoltz's strategy runs counter to the trainer's advice to rub some dirt on it and walk it off.