Yankees starter A. J. Burnett was removed in the third inning of what would be a 10-5 Rays victory because of what was described at the time as "lacerations on his throwing hand". We now know the cause of those lacerations was a good-old fashioned clubhouse tantrum, cutting his hands on some doors that needed slamming.â†µ
What isn't old-fashioned is the way it was determined that the cuts are merely superficial and shouldn't keep Burnett from making his next start: apparently, Burnett was observed sending text messages, so everything with A.J. is a-ok.â†µ
Gone are the olden days when a pitcher would get injured, put some ice on it, wait for it to heal, do a little soft tossing under the scrutiny of the manager, the trainer and the team physician and then maybe wait a day or two before making a decision.â†µ
Now, just have him fire off a couple of LOLZ to his BFFs and OMG, he's good to go!