Rich Harden’s shoulder is about to take on the mythic body part status previously reserved for Janet Jackson’s nipple.

And with that, let’s obsess.

Rich Harden threw about 20 pitches off the mound on Sunday at Fitch Park and all reports were good. Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild and athletic trainer Mark O’Neal watched Harden’s workout. The right-hander is being closely monitored this spring to avoid aggravating his shoulder. Muskat Ramblings.

That’s a good sign. Usually at this point, an injured Cubs right-handed pitching stud is making out with towels or some such ridiculous rehabbing thing. Twenty pitches off the mound is sincerely good news.