…because his diarrhea of the mouth is flaring up again.
From the New York Times -
Any number of reasons could have prompted Gary Sheffield to speak out the way he did yesterday in Jupiter, Fla. — wanderlust, regret, frustration or stress. Regardless, Sheffield turned a benign conversation with Florida Marlins beat writers at Roger Dean Stadium into a startling assessment of his two seasons with the Yankees.
Sheffield, who played with the Marlins from 1993 to 1998 and is beginning his third season with the Yankees, said he was still not comfortable in pinstripes despite back-to-back seasons with at least 30 home runs and 120 runs batted in.
“I’m not allowed to be comfortable, that’s the reality of it,” he said before the Yankees’ 8-3 exhibition victory over Florida. “I always have to play with my back against the wall. And it’s just one more year of that. It’s just always my situation.”
I love Sheffield – the baseball player. He plays hurt. He’s intense at the plate. He hits the ball as hard as anyone in the game. And, he’s clutch during the season.
But, man, I’m really starting to think that it’s time to just stop listening to him – because he never shuts up.