It's all downhill from here. Or something.
Filler text from Seasons in Hell: "The legs go first, they say, and in [Rico] Carty's case, [Whitey] Herzog told me that the team doctor had said "he'd seen better knees on a camel." This was the man signed up to act as the power supply, the horse hired to pull the wagon of the Rangers out of the ditch. "When Rico runs from home plate to first, you could time him with a sundial," said Herzog. He also voiced an additional concern. "I think the guy [Carty] must be practicing voodoo or something. Check out his eyes. Rico's crazier than a peach orchard sow. This team is two players away from being a contender -- Sandy Koufax and Babe Ruth."