On his first pitch of the first bullpen session during spring training Brad Lidge re-injures his surgically repaired knee...silence. That silence was brought to you by the Philadelphia Phillies fanbase as they collectively held their breath in hopes that Lidge's injury was nothing serious. Exhale- surgery set for today...sh*t! Brad and the club are foolishly optimistic that he'll be ready to go by Opening Day (timetable of layoff 3-6 weeks). I'll be pleasantly surprised if he's back by mid-April. In the meantime Tom Gordon puts on his old hat yet again and becomes interim closer...now doesn't that just spell "relief"? With a pitching staff that is already Calista Flockhart thin, any injury sustained to a crucial member of it like Lidge hurts...pun intended. Let's not push the panic button quite yet though, and hurry off and sign Kyle Lohse while plugging Brett Myers back into the closer role...give that debate at least another 2-3 days.