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Friday, May 14, 2010

Gardenhire tells Neshek no medical tweets

Ron Gardenhire wants Pat Neshek to stop tweeting out of turn.

The Minnesota Twins pitcher, on the disabled list since May 2 with a hand injury, wrote on his Twitter account the injury had been misdiagnosed.

“Had MRI, Went to Hand Specialist, found pain was coming from my palm and not my finger like 1st diagnosed,” Neshek said in a May 5 posting.

Gardenhire was not amused his player went public in cyberspace with a complaint against the Twins medical staff.

“My opinion of him tweeting that he was misdiagnosed? Was not very happy with him,” the manager said before Friday’s game against the New York Yankees. “I talked to him. We got it all straightened out.”

...Gardenhire said he explained to Neshek why he was unhappy.

“Our doctors are here to help you and get you better, and they put in a lot effort and their time to do that, and they don’t deserve to be thrown underneath any kind of bus,” the manager recalled telling him. “If you have something to say, you should say it to me or to the doctors and not on Tweeter.”

Thanks to The Garland Shiffletts.

Repoz Posted: May 14, 2010 at 11:09 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Harry Balsagne Posted: May 14, 2010 at 11:37 PM (#3533236)
I don't see how that's a complaint against the Twins medical staff.
   2. TVerik, who wonders what the hell is "Ansky" Posted: May 14, 2010 at 11:44 PM (#3533244)
He said that the initial diagnosis was completely incorrect. That certainly makes the staff who made that diagnosis look incompetent.

Despite "Tweeter", I understand Gardenhire here. Sometimes employees are not familiar with all of the legal and other obligations that surround public disclosures.
   3. Dale Sams Posted: May 14, 2010 at 11:52 PM (#3533248)
Despite "Tweeter"


Facespace however is fair game.
   4. Justin T drives a crooked hoss Posted: May 15, 2010 at 12:08 AM (#3533256)
Surely, there must exist some type of bus that Gardenhire would approve of the medical staff being thrown under.
   5. Mr. Bouton's Greenie Fetish Posted: May 15, 2010 at 12:37 AM (#3533287)
Had MRI, Went to Hand Specialist, found pain was coming from my palm and not my finger like 1st diagnosed Can't wait to be back pitching.


Is the entire Twitter post. That seems like a lot to get worked up over. I also don't see where he's saying anything is completely incorrect, or where anyone is made to look incompetent.
   6. TVerik, who wonders what the hell is "Ansky" Posted: May 15, 2010 at 12:53 AM (#3533309)
Where the pain is coming from is privileged information. The fact that Pat is uniquely positioned to know a lot about it doesn't mean that he should be telling the world. What if the Twins wanted to pursue some gamesmanship on the market? As long as he's an employee of the organization, he should never - intentionally or not - give away "need to know" information to the world.
   7. Replacement-Level Primate Posted: May 15, 2010 at 01:23 AM (#3533330)
Neshek was already in the team's doghouse for telling the them he was healthy enough to pitch, getting rocked, and then saying he was too hurt to pitch only after the team had decided to send him to the minors to work out his issues. Fair or not, I'm sure the team is a little less willing to look the other way on something like this given the current employer/employee relationship.
   8. Replacement-Level Primate Posted: May 15, 2010 at 01:27 AM (#3533335)
While the entire article sounds like it was auto-generated by OOTP or something, this line especially stood out:

Neshek returned to pitch for his hometown team this year after missing more than 1 seasons with an elbow injury that required reconstructive surgery.
   9. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: May 15, 2010 at 01:36 AM (#3533339)
Maybe he first hurt his hand Twittering.
   10. Craig in MN Posted: May 15, 2010 at 02:41 AM (#3533377)
I think Gardy is more upset that he (Gardy) made some statements that sounded like Neshek was somewhat at fault in the misdiagnosis, and then Neshek says he was misdiagnosed, and then there's some hub bub about a blame game and who told what to who, etc. In reality, there was some weird radiating ligament pain that was hard to pinpoint, and it's not really anyone's fault or worth the media trying to point fingers. It wasn't that Neshek said what he said, it was that Gardy had to answer questions about it and walk back what he had previously said or else throw someone under the bus. Gardy didn't have to put himself in that situation, but neither did Neshek.
   11. valuearbitrageur Posted: May 15, 2010 at 05:55 AM (#3533442)
Where the pain is coming from is privileged information. The fact that Pat is uniquely positioned to know a lot about it doesn't mean that he should be telling the world. What if the Twins wanted to pursue some gamesmanship on the market? As long as he's an employee of the organization, he should never - intentionally or not - give away "need to know" information to the world.


Bwaa ha ha ha! The team doesn't "own" a players medical records, the player does and he's the only one with absolute privilidge to talk about it.
   12. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: May 15, 2010 at 11:00 AM (#3533467)
Go walk the bases to get to A-Rod, dumbass.

I hate the football coach types.
   13. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: May 15, 2010 at 01:30 PM (#3533497)
Maybe he first hurt his hand Twittering.


Don't you mean Tweetering?
   14. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: May 15, 2010 at 02:28 PM (#3533521)
This seems like a fairly innocuous ####.

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