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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Chris Sale update: Red Sox ace released from hospital, set to rejoin team before ALCS Game 3

Are we sure this isn’t the jerseys getting their revenge?

QLE Posted: October 16, 2018 at 06:44 AM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: chris sale, hospital, stomach

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   1. Nasty Nate Posted: October 16, 2018 at 08:36 AM (#5767417)
This is kind of weird. Unless it's extra caution because he's a pro athlete, stomach problems usually don't require an overnight stay in the hospital.
   2. Jose is an Absurd Kahuna Posted: October 16, 2018 at 08:41 AM (#5767421)
I suspect the pro athlete part of it is a big one. I would expect that he got pretty dehydrated which for you and me, no one cares. We take the day off work, drink a #### ton of gatorade and we're good enough. For a guy who needs to be in peak form in 72 hours I think having him hooked up to an IV probably was deemed necessary.
   3. Blastin Posted: October 16, 2018 at 08:44 AM (#5767424)
I often would like to be given a nice little IV when I finish a marathon (like I did the other day), but alas I'm just an amateur. It seems fun, especially since I can't always swallow when dehydrated.
   4. Nasty Nate Posted: October 16, 2018 at 08:46 AM (#5767426)
OK, I may be ignorant about this kind of stuff, but if you go to the doctor or ER for dehydration and they give you an IV, don't they send you home that day?
   5. Jose is an Absurd Kahuna Posted: October 16, 2018 at 09:27 AM (#5767461)
You aren't a major league baseball player who the local team is completely reliant on to advance to the World Series. I suspect that the Sox willingness to spend the money to have Sale observed and monitored for a night in the hospital is different than your local Blue Cross for Joe the Plumber or Nate the Porn Star. Even if whatever insurance the Sox have said "we ain't paying" the Sox probably ponied up whatever exorbatant fee the hospital charged for a night to make sure Sale got rest and they weren't missing something.
   6. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: October 16, 2018 at 09:39 AM (#5767475)
Congrats on your marathon, Blastin. It's been several years for me but I remember thinking the same thing about wanting an IV ready for me at the finish.
   7. Joe Bivens, Slack Rumped Rutabaga Head Posted: October 16, 2018 at 09:45 AM (#5767482)
I drove the Boston Marathon course the other day. It was exhausting.
   8. Nasty Nate Posted: October 16, 2018 at 09:53 AM (#5767495)
I was more a character actor than a star.
   9. The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s Posted: October 16, 2018 at 10:27 AM (#5767523)
Does this mean we get to shoot Blastin' with darts full of saline solution?
   10. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: October 16, 2018 at 10:45 AM (#5767543)
Red Sox ace released from hospital


I'm picturing something like this.
   11. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 16, 2018 at 10:48 AM (#5767547)
Also, if you're 6'6" and 108 pounds, you don't have much margin for error.
   12. villageidiom Posted: October 16, 2018 at 10:56 AM (#5767557)
I suspect the pro athlete part of it is a big one. I would expect that he got pretty dehydrated which for you and me, no one cares. We take the day off work, drink a #### ton of gatorade and we're good enough. For a guy who needs to be in peak form in 72 hours I think having him hooked up to an IV probably was deemed necessary.
Think about it from the other side, the start of dehydration. He's a redass professional athlete who probably intends to play through whatever he's going through. We get dehydrated, we deal with it. He gets dehydrated, he ignores it, pushes through it, warms up and pitches Game 1 because he's not wimping out. And then maybe, maybe, he deals with it. Before the game he probably needed the copious amounts of Gatorade. If any of his path toward dehydration included diarrhea, and he's got Game 1 starting later in the day, he's not going to drink anything because he can't risk having it go right through him. He has to push through it and not miss his turn, because that's what redass professional athletes do. So he does nothing about his condition - and then on top of that goes and pitches an ALCS game. That guy will need hospitalization.
   13. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 16, 2018 at 10:59 AM (#5767560)
If any of his path toward dehydration included diarrhea, and he's got Game 1 starting later in the day, he's not going to drink anything because he can't risk having it go right through him. He has to push through it and not miss his turn, because that's what redass professional athletes do.
Wouldn't he be more of a brownass?
   14. Tin Angel Posted: October 16, 2018 at 11:08 AM (#5767568)
Surprised no one mentioned this, but isn't it more likely he was taking an anti-inflammatoy for his shoulder that was messing with his stomach?
   15. RoyalFlush Posted: October 16, 2018 at 11:14 AM (#5767573)
This is kind of weird. Unless it's extra caution because he's a pro athlete, stomach problems usually don't require an overnight stay in the hospital.


He had to stay and have real blood professionally applied to his socks. No room for mess-ups this time around.
   16. Blastin Posted: October 16, 2018 at 12:40 PM (#5767671)
Does this mean we get to shoot Blastin' with darts full of saline solution?

Please do! I have NYC in a few weeks.
   17. Walt Davis Posted: October 16, 2018 at 08:39 PM (#5768258)
if you go to the doctor or ER for dehydration and they give you an IV, don't they send you home that day?

Roughly you're there until you're rehydrated, your pee is the right color and (especially if you've got good insurance) all your blood tests look OK. Stuff can get out of whack when you're dehydrated and even though everybody's pretty sure it's due to dehydration, they want to make sure the liver, kidneys, etc. are all working right. Plus as #12 sort of implies, if it was Mookie, they'll get him back on the field ASAP; if it's a pitcher you don't need for 4 days, be extra cautious.

You also get nitpicky stuff -- you go into the ER at 10 pm, you're not getting out until morning. The hospital doesn't consider that "overnight" but the media might. Similarly when I had my (relatively minor) bicycle accident -- in a country with proper socialized medicine thank god -- by the time the ER was done with me, it was probably 1 am and rather than try to get me home with somebody to keep an eye on me in my concussed state, they just admitted me for the night and released me the next day. If I'd had my accident in the morning, they're done with me by 5 pm and probably send me home.

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