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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Carl Pavano’s hoped-for return to the mound has been delayed until ‘14

Carl Pavano’s hopes for a return to baseball have been stalled until at least next year as he continues to recover from a serious injury that required removal of his spleen, his agent, Dave Pepe, said Thursday.

“Carl will not be physically able to play this year as he recovers from his spleen removal and the complications that followed,’’ Pepe said via text. “His hope is that he can give it a try next year.’‘

Pavano, 37, suffered severe bleeding and internal injuries when he fell while shoveling snow at his Vermont home, he has said. Pavano, the former Twin, Yankee, Indian, Expo and Marlin right-hander, visited three hospitals and dealt with the loss of 6½ liters of blood, he told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “I’m just lucky to be alive,” he told the Minneapolis newspaper in February.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 30, 2013 at 04:42 PM | 34 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: May 30, 2013 at 07:14 PM (#4456220)
the loss of 6½ liters of blood

Yikes. I feel woozy just reading that.
   2. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: May 30, 2013 at 08:02 PM (#4456260)
Makes me wonder just how much blood I passed my final week of high school, way back when. For a couple of days there I refused to let my mother take me to the hospital (if seniors missed fewer than X number of days, they didn't have to take finals, for some stupid reason, & I was right on the cusp), till a friend of hers visited & told that things were looking too damned dire for such foolishness to be allowed to stand. While walking to our car I went blind for something like 30 minutes. I suppose that wasn't a good sign.
   3. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: May 30, 2013 at 08:06 PM (#4456267)
Hey, your mother warned you that could happen if you didn't stop.
   4. Everybody Loves Tyrus Raymond Posted: May 30, 2013 at 08:20 PM (#4456282)
Jeff Kent is lucky he's not a quadruple amputee.
   5. Lassus Posted: May 30, 2013 at 08:26 PM (#4456290)
He lost over 6 liters of blood in a snow-shoveling incident?
   6. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 30, 2013 at 08:29 PM (#4456295)
He lost over 6 liters of blood in a snow-shoveling incident?


If anyone could, it would be Carl Pavano. He should have some loyalty rewards points at various hospitals.
   7. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: May 30, 2013 at 08:31 PM (#4456297)
I know how he feels. I once slipped and lost four quarts of milk and two liters of Coke in a non-snow-shoveling incident.
   8. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: May 30, 2013 at 09:14 PM (#4456341)
I feel awful because my first reaction upon reading that he lost 6+ liters of blood when his spleen was removed after a snow shoveling accident was to laugh. It's not that i don't feel bad for Pavano but geez, this guy is made out of papier mache.
   9. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: May 30, 2013 at 10:45 PM (#4456465)
According to wiki, the average male has ~5 liters of blood in his body.
   10. The District Attorney Posted: May 30, 2013 at 11:07 PM (#4456488)
According to wiki, the average male has ~5 liters of blood in his body.
So he's a vampire?
   11. vortex of dissipation Posted: May 30, 2013 at 11:28 PM (#4456519)
I lost my spleen in a baseball accident in high school. I was playing first base. The shortstop made a bad throw, and I had to stretch into the baseline to try to catch it. The baserunner was an all-league fullback in football, and he put his shoulder down and tried to run over me. He hit me in my side, and I felt the biggest pain I've felt in my life. They took me to the hospital, and I collapsed when I got out of the car. I'd lost half the blood in my body, and when the doctors operated on me, they literally couldn't find the pieces of my spleen. It had basically exploded. Forty years later, a cat scan found an unusual growth on the inside of my groin area, and the doctors did a biopsy to see if it was cancerous. It wasn't. It was part of my spleen, which had attached itself there...
   12. Rennie's Tenet Posted: May 30, 2013 at 11:35 PM (#4456533)
While walking to our car I went blind for something like 30 minutes.


I'm guessing this is also when the mongoose made his first appearance?
   13. Gamingboy Posted: May 31, 2013 at 12:22 AM (#4456561)
CARL PAVANO WILL RETURN
   14. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame) Posted: May 31, 2013 at 12:29 AM (#4456562)
Um, no one's going to respond to vortex at all? A man bares his spleen for us and we ignore him?

Let me be the first, then: That was disgusting.
   15. Everybody Loves Tyrus Raymond Posted: May 31, 2013 at 12:39 AM (#4456566)
According to wiki, the average male has ~5 liters of blood in his body.


But we all claim to have 7.
   16. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 31, 2013 at 01:44 AM (#4456587)
Primey for 15. And if you describe yourself as a vortex of dissipation, you gotta assume your spleen is going to end up dissipated throughout the vortex at some point anyway.
   17. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 31, 2013 at 01:59 AM (#4456592)
A man bares his spleen for us and we ignore him?

Was left speechless. Never knew your spleen could explode. Perhaps it wasn't vented enough?
   18. Baseball Mogul 2003 Posted: May 31, 2013 at 06:19 AM (#4456616)
Baseball needs more pitchers like Carl Pavano.
   19. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: May 31, 2013 at 08:32 AM (#4456636)
I'm pleased to say that none of my organs have ever exploded, and I hope it stays that way.
   20. The 15-Day DL Posted: May 31, 2013 at 08:37 AM (#4456637)
The real story is that Pavano is still on my couch playing XBox, and he's not leaving until he completes Halo 4.

Seems like just yesterday I had him move in with me to make Griffey jealous. Now Griffey's never coming back, AND Pavano refuses to move out. And he keeps inviting over half the Yankees roster, with their groupies and gift baskets and all that.

Dude, this place isn't made of Doritos. Get off the couch and go get a damn job. Enough already.
   21. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: May 31, 2013 at 08:38 AM (#4456639)
I feel sorry for you, Vlad. It's a shame that you have never had your long, pointy organ explode. It's a good feeling, trust me.
   22. Bitter Mouse Posted: May 31, 2013 at 08:45 AM (#4456644)
This thread is a prime example as to why I love this web site. And both 15 and 20 are fabulous. 2 and 11 are great in their own way also. Basically only my post sucks, but I am hoping no one notices.
   23. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: May 31, 2013 at 09:13 AM (#4456661)
And while I make Mr. Pavano a wellspring for comedy, I sincerely wish him all the luck in the world and that he recovers as quickly as possible.
   24. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: May 31, 2013 at 09:32 AM (#4456674)
I'm guessing this is also when the mongoose made his first appearance?


I think that happened a short while later, when I went into some sort of weird regularly recurring convulsion (first time I'd ever experienced such, & so far the last) during my inital examination at the hospital. I learned a few months ago while skimming Google that the symptoms were sort of similar to those of tardive ataxia, except that that's apparently a chronic condition, whereas this persisited maybe, I dunno, no more than 20 minutes. Weird. (Detectives believe prescription medication of my mother's -- I'd begged some kind of pill off her in an effort to get some terribly needed sleep the night before; god knows, considering her proclivity for mixing & matching from our town's 2 pharmacies, it might've been just about anything -- might have been involved.)
   25. Swoboda is freedom Posted: May 31, 2013 at 09:45 AM (#4456688)
Baseball needs more pitchers like Carl Pavano.

If we had more pitchers like Pavano, we'd have a lot less pitchers like Pavano.
   26. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: May 31, 2013 at 10:20 AM (#4456722)
I think post 12 deserves some love.
   27. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: May 31, 2013 at 10:22 AM (#4456723)
I'd give post 21 some love, but it probably needs some time to recover.
   28. Bitter Mouse Posted: May 31, 2013 at 10:26 AM (#4456732)
I'd give post 21 some love, but it probably needs some time to recover.


That happens as you get older. 21 seems young though, near peak as it were. Wait, what are we talking about?
   29. Greg Pope thinks the Cubs are reeking havoc Posted: May 31, 2013 at 10:27 AM (#4456735)
Just another worn out trope. Pavano needs to get together with Winky.
   30. vortex of dissipation Posted: May 31, 2013 at 02:36 PM (#4457029)
I'm pleased to say that none of my organs have ever exploded, and I hope it stays that way.


Well, it had some outside help in exploding. And I hope you never get to experience it, too...
   31. Walt Davis Posted: May 31, 2013 at 07:41 PM (#4457302)
Y'know I was gonna point out that Pavano's made $70 M, surely he could afford a snow blower. Then images of Pavano and snow blower suggested this would not be a good combination.

So then I thought, he should hire somebody to do it. But it's Pavano. He'd have to hire somebody to clear the snow, mow his lawn, cut his meat ... hell, beat his meat. Even $70 M may not be enough money to afford the safe-Pavano lifestyle.

20 years from now I fully expect to read that a 57-year-old Pavano was rushed to the hospital after cutting an artery playing bridge.
   32. gehrig97 Posted: May 31, 2013 at 10:57 PM (#4457552)
Who was hoping for a Pavano return to baseball?
   33. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: May 31, 2013 at 11:10 PM (#4457555)
This thread is great.

Carl Pavano pitched 4 seasons of 200 innings or more. He had another of 199.1 IP. How did he not fly into flinders during any one of those?

Also, man, the Red Sox made out like bandits in the Pedro deal, and we think of Pedro as someone who was relatively fragile.
   34. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: May 31, 2013 at 11:14 PM (#4457556)
So he's a vampire?

The "Khalil Greene is a vampire" rumor never really took off, maybe we can start one about Carl Pavano.

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