State of the Rays: Insight to come from Moore's recovery
AUG 19, 2013 5:28p ET
Ok, vacation is over...Ready to get back on the hill tonight! Thank you everyone for all your support these last two months!— Alex Cobb (@Acobb53) August 15, 2013
Cobb's return to the mound Thursday was a sign that normalcy had returned to him and the Rays. For anyone who was present at Tropicana Field on June 15, when a line drive off the bat of the Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer struck Cobb on the right ear, the eerie sights from that day cannot escape memory.
The 25-year-old right-hander is one of the most thoughtful and insightful voices in the Rays' clubhouse. It was encouraging to see his recovery, and let's hope no more traumatic events happen at Tropicana Field or elsewhere throughout the majors this season. After his return, Cobb said he hoped the dialogue concerning him could transition to how he performs on the field.
Thank goodness the direction of the discussion has changed.
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