Asked this week about the pressure facing him and his pitching staff only six weeks from the start of spring training, Cooper already was in midseason form — bleeps and all.
”What’s new with that?” Cooper replied. ”What the [bleep] is new? It starts and ends with the pitching. We carry a heavy responsibility and a responsibility we’ve done a good job carrying out through the years. Since the door hit me on the ass on the way into this job, I’ve been aware of that situation.
”From 1 through 11 or 12, everyone has responsibilities. Look, to be a starting pitcher in the American League is a huge responsibility.” …
January 8, 2010
Coop is ready to go
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