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Happy Belated 40th Birthday Trevor

Hoffman celebrated his 40th birthday yesterday by explaining that his elbow injury did not in any way lead to his poor performance.

Hoffman said the actual surgery probably took about 10 minutes, calling it "as small of a procedure as you can go through." He also said the bone chips had no adverse effect on his pitching.

"I knew that once people got wind of me getting cleaned out, they're going to think along those lines," he said. "This has nothing to do with what happened at the end of the season. I felt great. We were getting through stuff fine. I actually felt nothing when I was throwing. The last thing I want people to think is I was trying to push through it. That wasn't the case."

Okay so he wasn't trying to push through it.

We knew it was there and we worked through it.

So what have we learned?  "Pushing through" something is bad, "working through" something is good.  See that wasn't so hard.

Happy B-Day Trevor!