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Saturday, August 11, 2012

ESPN:Will Middlebrooks breaks wrist

Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks broke his right wrist when he was hit by a 95 mph fastball in the ninth inning Friday night, the Boston Globe reported, citing an anonymous source.

The Red Sox will call up Danny Valencia from Triple-A Pawtucket, according to the Globe.

The curse of youkike?

Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 11, 2012 at 01:54 AM | 24 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. OCD SS Posted: August 11, 2012 at 07:27 AM (#4206020)
Well, at least this will allow us to revisit trading Youks, since Sox fans have inexplicably left that subject alone. Maybe the FO shouldn't have made that deal, huh?
   2. Swedish Chef Posted: August 11, 2012 at 07:38 AM (#4206023)
I think the Universe is a bit too enthusiastic in its attempts to make it clear that trading Youkilis was a bad idea, most Red Sox fans probably have got the point already.
   3. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 11, 2012 at 07:48 AM (#4206026)
Oh #### this ####### ####. #### the universe in the balls.
   4. philly Posted: August 11, 2012 at 09:00 AM (#4206038)
Why re-hash the Youk trade when the Valencia pick-up looks like genius!
   5. Mattbert Posted: August 11, 2012 at 09:41 AM (#4206047)
The Nomar flashbacks, they come unbidden!
   6. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 11, 2012 at 09:47 AM (#4206049)
The Nomar flashbacks, they come unbidden!
Rafael Alberto Reyes, meet Esmil Antonio Rogers.

Sometimes wrist injuries don't ruin hitters' careers, right? There's a chance?
   7. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM (#4206058)
So, googling around a bit, it looks like the thing to hope for is a forearm fracture. That would just be a cast and a short, relatively low-risk rehab. If it's actually the wrist, then there's significant risk of surgery and the sort of soft tissue damage that took out Nomar.
   8. Dale Sams Posted: August 11, 2012 at 12:39 PM (#4206153)
I wonder if some players feel wrist shields inhibit their swing.
   9. Gamingboy Posted: August 11, 2012 at 12:56 PM (#4206163)
Well, good things the Sox got Danny Valencia, I guess.
   10. Chip Posted: August 11, 2012 at 01:03 PM (#4206172)
If they had only kept Jed Lowrie, he could have stepped right in as the injury replacement.
   11. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: August 11, 2012 at 01:19 PM (#4206192)
Well ####. One of the few nice stories to happen this season was Middlebrooks' success. I was pretty successful at staying positive thus far, but this is ####### it.
   12. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: August 11, 2012 at 02:12 PM (#4206269)
Obviously, this is a bummer, and I hope his injury does not produce lingering effects. Beyond that, though, this season is over - I don't really care who plays third base for the rest of the year, unless it is somebody who could be a part of the 2013 equation, or somebody who could accumulate trade value if they play well in the next 50 games.

Youkilis was not part of that mission, and Valencia and Punto are not, either.

I guess Valencia is the right guy for the next month or two...whatever.
   13. bookbook Posted: August 11, 2012 at 02:37 PM (#4206298)
Youkike? Really? Just mindless hate speech there, or is there a joke I'm missing?
   14. SoSH U at work Posted: August 11, 2012 at 02:39 PM (#4206300)
Youkike? Really? Just mindless hate speech there, or is there a joke I'm missing?


A joke your'e missing. The BPro database would use the first five letters of a player's last name, then the first two letters of his first name in its list. This format led to Youkilis being labeled youkike.
   15. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 11, 2012 at 02:42 PM (#4206305)
Just mindless hate speech there, or is there a joke I'm missing?
Baseball-reference IDs begin with the first five letters of the player's last name, then the first two letters of the player's first name. Because of unlucky coincidence, Kevin Youkilis' name forms a racial slur, and so the ID was manually changed. (It's "youklke" now.)

So that's what's being referenced. I still think it's a somewhat ugly statement, especially for the lead-in to a thread - the whole point of changing the ID was that we shouldn't be repeating racial slurs just because a random algorithm happened to produce them.

   16. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 11, 2012 at 02:44 PM (#4206306)
Hey, I thought I remembered jmac66 from somewhere! It was the Ozzie Guillen thread from a month ago.

He wrote:
someone should take that <objectionable racial slur removed> off the calendar
I'm using my ignore hammer, and I'd probably recommend Jim use the ban-hammer.
   17. The District Attorney Posted: August 11, 2012 at 02:47 PM (#4206308)
Huh, that is weird. He has 6,000 posts... dude, wanna say something?
   18. cardsfanboy Posted: August 11, 2012 at 02:52 PM (#4206312)
Has there been any progress on a database of injuries? I know there used to be one guy who kept track of that stuff, then got bought out from baseball prospectus. Did they ever actually make is usable for people to search?

I would be curious as to how many broken bone injuries happen in a given year(on the field)
   19. Darren Posted: August 11, 2012 at 07:06 PM (#4206466)
I wanted to chime in on the story, but I think I'd rather hear from jmac. What gives? Why shouldn't you be banned?
   20. SteveF Posted: August 11, 2012 at 08:01 PM (#4206496)
Given the story behind the lead-in, I definitely don't think he should be banned. Though given the public reaction, he should change or remove it if that's possible. It was probably poor judgment, but there's no reason to believe the man has hate in his heart. Why can't we just let people learn from mistakes and move on?
   21. GGC for Sale Posted: August 11, 2012 at 08:06 PM (#4206500)
I thought jmac was a humanities professor. They usually don't use language like that, do they? What I know about jmac is that he knows Carter Burwell and coined the term Chadwick Ratio.
   22. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 11, 2012 at 09:09 PM (#4206548)
I thought jmac was a humanities professor

Professor of Pharmacology--and yes I do know Carter Burwell. And I didn't realize that repeating the Bref "mistake" would cause such a uproar here. Sorry

Interestingly, I was the first on BTF to use "Chadwick ratio"--but I dint make it up--I read it somewhere, but for the life of me I can't remember where

(I did, however, make up "dumber than ten dogs")
   23. The District Attorney Posted: August 11, 2012 at 09:33 PM (#4206553)
Great. So how about the racial slur mentioned in #16?
   24. gef the talking mongoose Posted: August 11, 2012 at 10:20 PM (#4206578)
Great. So how about the racial slur mentioned in #16?


Overindulgence in pharmacologicals?

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