â†µâ‡¥ “A lot of times when I was in Tampa, I was really angry, because I’m away from my team, and I’m down there not getting the support that you feel you need to be successful,” Pavano said. â†µâ‡¥“You know people are doubting you that should be helping you,” he added. “You know people are kicking you when you’re down, and they should be picking you up. That’s the nature of this environment.” â†µâ†µPavano also notes that twice the Yankees balked at recommending Tommy John surgery, when the pitcher himself felt it was needed. The doctor who ended up making the Tommy John recommendation? The Mets team doctor.
â†µIt's just sort of fitting that everyone would kick the Yanks while they're down. The mystique has been lost, at least temporarily.â†µ
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