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Friday, June 06, 2014

ESPN: O’s Johan Santana has torn Achilles

Johan Santana’s comeback bid with the Baltimore Orioles ended Friday when the two-time Cy Young Award winner tore his Achilles tendon.
The injury occurred in Florida while Santana was pitching in extended spring training. He was struck by a line drive before stumbling in pursuit of the ball.
“The tendon is severed, and it will in effect end his season,” Orioles vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said. “I know the rehab is significant for these tendon injuries. We’ll have to get with him and speak to him. But he won’t be able to pitch for the Orioles this season.”

Jesus Harrison Christ. What did this guy do to piss of the gods?

Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: June 06, 2014 at 09:05 PM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: June 07, 2014 at 08:57 AM (#4720855)
He should never have thrown that no hitter.
   2. Bote Man Posted: June 07, 2014 at 10:02 AM (#4720865)
I'm reminded of the tale of the bricklayer, which has transmogrified into other similar stories over the years.

tl;dr = If it weren't for bad luck, he'd have no luck at all.
   3. Harry Balsagne Posted: June 07, 2014 at 10:05 AM (#4720866)
That's gotta be the end. Such a bummer.

I'll never forget his two hit 17 K game vs Texas, when Gardenhire pulled him with three outs left. Never saw a more dominate pitching performance.
   4. Bourbon Samurai is disturbed by bagel developments Posted: June 07, 2014 at 10:22 AM (#4720868)
That sucks
   5. Publius Publicola Posted: June 07, 2014 at 10:52 AM (#4720875)
That's a tough injury to come back from at his age. I wish him well.
   6. bookbook Posted: June 07, 2014 at 11:34 AM (#4720883)
I'd like to see him as a pitching instructor for some org soon.
   7. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 07, 2014 at 11:48 AM (#4720888)
It seems like only yesterday that Santana and Sabathia were the twin aces of New York, and look at them now.
   8. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: June 07, 2014 at 12:09 PM (#4720895)
Of all the veteran disappointments that the Mets had in the aughts, this is the one that this Phillies fan could have sympathy for his Mets brethren.
   9. Simpson Posted: June 07, 2014 at 12:21 PM (#4720902)
I assume this injury is worse than Tim Hudson's last year? Cuz he's old and has made an impressive comeback this year...
   10. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: June 07, 2014 at 01:11 PM (#4720924)
I'm reminded of the tale of the bricklayer, which has transmogrified into other similar stories over the years.


When I was a kid, I was playing a game of touch football with my stepbrother. He was playing center, and when he hiked the ball

1. He hit himself in the crotch with his arm;
2. He pulled his arms up as he fell forward, and landed on the ball, knocking his wind out;
3. What remained of his momentum was taken up by his face, which hit the ground hard, leaving him with a mouthful of grass.

Closest thing to the bricklayer story I've ever seen in person.
   11. cardsfanboy Posted: June 07, 2014 at 03:31 PM (#4720989)
I'm reminded of the tale of the bricklayer, which has transmogrified into other similar stories over the years.


I liked the about.com accident report from that link.
   12. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: June 07, 2014 at 10:23 PM (#4721152)
I do feel bad for Santana. He was a great, great pitcher and he was the only thing keeping the Mets in the race in 2008 when they were collapsing for the second year straight. He had too short a career for the Hall of Fame, but when I marry rich and build my Garden of Very Good down the street from Cooperstown he's going in right after Brian Giles.

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