March 3, 2013
Blue Jays' Ricky Romero still rolling in Florida
By KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

Blue Jays pitcher Ricky Romero throws his warm-up pitches before facing the Phillies in Clearwater, Fla., on Sunday. (REUTERS)

Ricky Romero, his teammates, his bosses and his fans are looking for a bounceback season for the lefthander after the way he crashed and burned in 2012.

The very word bounceback probably delivers a mistaken impression that it can be achieved with a single breakthrough or a thought or a mechanical change. What it is, is a slow process that requires a long look in the mirror and almost painful attention to detail.

"I reflected on the season and how bad I was,Ē he said, taking himself back to ground zero last fall.

"At the same time, you learn more about yourself when youíre on the ground, when you fail. Itís easy when the game is coming to you and everything is going all right. This is a test for me mentally."



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