30 days until pitchers and catchers report for spring training for the Texas Rangers.
See that picture above? Do you remember what that was from?
That was Neftali Feliz celebrating after striking out Alex Rodriguez to end Game Six of the 2010 ALCS, and get the Rangers to the World Series for the first time in franchise history. That was when Feliz was at his best, a seemingly untouchable young closer with a lightning-fast fastball who had a great future ahead of him.
Its been a rough road back for Feliz, since undergoing Tommy John surgery in July, 2012. It takes longer for some pitchers to return than others, and it wasn't until September of 2014 that Feliz started looking like his old self again.
Man, it would be great if the old Neftali Feliz is back in 2015.