Via Steve Serby’s Sunday Q&A With…Mike Mussina in the Post today -
Q: Would your career be unfulfilled if you didn’t win a championship?
A: No. Unfulfilled is too strong a word. I’ve been really lucky. I’ve played a long time, on some really good teams, and I’m still out there doing something that I always loved to do. It’s great to be a champion and I’d obviously love to have it. But I don’t think my career is gonna be defined by the fact that I didn’t happen to win a championship if we don’t win this year or next year or whenever I retire.
I’m in the process of reading “Living on the Black: Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember.” And, I have to confess, I’m starting to see a side of Mussina that I can appreciate…in terms of him as a person. I’ll wait until I finish the book before I say I’m now a big fan of Mussina…because you never know. But, I think I’m starting to soften on my stance that Moose is a snob, priss, and a carpetbagger…as I could have been wrong about some of that…based on what I am now learning about him.