"I've been looking forward to it, hoping they'd give me a shot, and they did," Burnett said. "Now it's my job to get ready for it."Well, I'm glad someone is looking forward to that start because I know I'm not, nor is any fan I've spoken to in the last 24 hours.
Burnett said that he could "probably not" make up for his 10-15 season with a handful of playoff starts, but he is looking forward to being able to help the team again.
"Those numbers aren't going to go away. But that's in the past," Burnett said. "This is October and whatever happens in the future is what counts. ... To be honest with you, I really don't want to look back. I put that behind me the best I can and I've been positive here every day waiting to get my shot. I'm ready to help."
It turned out he wasn't called upon in the sweep of the Twins, and it sounds like he's looking forward to trading his bullpen seat for one a little closer to the action.
"It was different. At the same times, you're in the games," Burnett said. "You're watching, you're cheering. You want to get in, but you understand. It was definitely a different view, but the same feeling, no doubt."
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
From Bryan Hoch: