So, Scott Erickson is ready for a comeback.
The 15-year veteran will be 41 by Opening Day 2009. He hasn't pitched since June 8, 2006. He missed the 2001 and 2003 seasons due to injury. He hasn't had an earned run average under 5.55 since 1999, when the Oriole outfield consisted of Brady Anderson, B. J. Surhoff, and Albert Belle. 1999 was also the last time he had a winning record.
Of course, nobody's going to be able to convince Scott that he's being foolish if he's made up his mind. Besides, compared to Jamie Moyer and Greg Maddux, he's still a young pup. In a year that has seen Carl Pavano and Mike Hampton return to the mound, who am I to say that a Scott Erickson comeback can't work? As starved as most teams are for pitching, someone should give him a Spring Training invite. I'll keep my ear to the ground on this one. It would make a good story, after all.