Jack's hip replacement surgery apparently was a success.
''I'm not back in the lineup. I'm still rehabbing,'' McKeon said by phone from his home in Elon, N.C. ``I still probably need three or four weeks. [But] I just took a walk around the house.''
'You keep messing with it and favoring it and it tears up your knees,'' he said. ``So I figured I would get it done in time for spring training [so] I can go out and hit a few fungoes or something.''
Ah, there is nothing like the smell of cigar smoke in the clubhouse. I'm sure Fredi and Jack will solve all the world's problems over a stogie or two. I just hope the young players know enough to stand upwind.