When you see the words shoulder and surgery in succession, understand that a pitcher who undergoes the procedure usually faces a long and arduous rehab before returning to full health ... if ever.
Second baseman Ian Kinsler and shortstop Michael Young are double-play partners who share a definite bond in the Rangers' infield.
Kenny Lofton is among the familiar faces who have drifted from the scene without saying goodbye, but would play again if given the opportunity.
John Hart did more than turn around a moribund Indians franchise. He also mentored three of the four general managers still vying for a World Series title.
Great pitchers don't always make great pitching coaches, but Orel Hershiser is thriving in the position.