Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Saturday, January 25, 2014

NatsFest Fallout - Strasburg’s Loose Bodies, Harper’s Knee, Espinosa’s Wrist (Shoulder), More!

Strasburg finally opens up at NatsFest about cavorting with loose bodies:

The way loose bodies work is that when you get hot and you get the blood flowing, your [arm] straightens out and you feel [normal]...

Harper’s knee hurt before he hit the wall

Espinosa also had an interesting quote regarding the broken wrist (shredded shoulder} he played with last season. He said he should have rested the injury when it first occurred in April (really 2012).

I shouldn’t have [played]. But at the same time, I’m not the doctor reading the film. So yea, I shouldn’t have been playing on a broken wrist the whole year. Like I said, if you’re told you have a bruise, you play through a bruise. Everybody plays through bumps and bruises. I wouldn’t have played if I knew I had a broken wrist. I shouldn’t have been playing at all.

[/normal][/arm]

[/url][/played]

Bote Man Posted: January 25, 2014 at 05:45 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: fandom, nationals, strasburg

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Rickey! No. You move. Posted: January 25, 2014 at 06:34 PM (#4646333)
So Stephen Strasberg is aligning his qi?
   2. Bote Man Posted: January 25, 2014 at 07:17 PM (#4646345)
The Danny Espinosa story is one of wasted opportunities. The Nats might be looking at a brighter story in 2012 and 2013 had everybody involved not buried their heads in the sand about the condition of his shoulder. But the damage has been done and now he finds himself just another minor leaguer fighting for a job against underwhelming competition.
   3. Bote Man Posted: January 25, 2014 at 07:38 PM (#4646349)
   4. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: January 25, 2014 at 07:46 PM (#4646352)
A preview of Billy Joel's concert:

Tendon rupture, plantar test
Let's give Stephen three months' rest
Joints are barking, ACL,
Danny's shoulder feels like hell
It's perosis, osteo
That was a clown quad tear, bro

They cannot start till August
It's full time rehabbing 'cause the pain is stabbing
They will not start till August
The team is cautious while the fans are nauseous
Though the season's just begun, we'd best take the innings one by one by one by one by one by one...
   5. Random Transaction Generator Posted: January 25, 2014 at 08:50 PM (#4646360)
*golf clap*
   6. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: January 25, 2014 at 09:07 PM (#4646366)
Agreed, impressive.
   7. Sunday silence Posted: January 27, 2014 at 01:00 AM (#4646621)
can I ask a dumb question: Do these guys not have their own doctors that they go to?

I mean at this pt in time given: How much money is on the line and; how many stories about fqd up team doctors there are shouldnt everybody playing at this level just go to his own doctor? What am I missing?
   8. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: January 27, 2014 at 07:30 AM (#4646635)
What am I missing?


1) Players do go to their own doctors for second, third, etc opinions. Players, not teams, decide who performs their surgeries.
2) The teams are footing the bill, so it makes sense for them to have some say.
3) Medicine is really hard.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
dirk
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - NFL stretch drive/playoffs (December 2016 - February 2017)
(594 - 2:15pm, Jan 16)
Last: Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams)

NewsblogRyan Thibs has his 2017 HOF Tracker Up and Running
(778 - 2:03pm, Jan 16)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogJose Bautista close to signing with Blue Jays | MLB.com
(8 - 2:01pm, Jan 16)
Last: JJ1986

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-16-2017
(14 - 1:59pm, Jan 16)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogThe Ballot 7: Larry Walker
(163 - 1:41pm, Jan 16)
Last: Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens

NewsblogOTP 16 Jan. 2017: The ‘honor’ Trumps politics in scheduling Cubs’ White House visit
(73 - 1:30pm, Jan 16)
Last: zonk

NewsblogFive Candidates Who Have Fallen a Single Vote Shy of Election to the Baseball Hall of Fame
(4 - 1:28pm, Jan 16)
Last: Dennis Eclairskey, closer

NewsblogOT - December 2016 NBA thread
(1018 - 12:51pm, Jan 16)
Last: No, TFTIO is the puppet

Newsblog10 baseball trades that look more lopsided now | MLB.com
(8 - 12:50pm, Jan 16)
Last: Fancy Pants with a clinging marmoset on his Handle

NewsblogOT: January 2016 Soccer Thread
(75 - 12:17pm, Jan 16)
Last: Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun)

NewsblogWe assigned cooler names to old players to get them into the Hall of Fame
(91 - 11:28am, Jan 16)
Last: DanG

NewsblogOTP 9 Jan. 2017: What’s next for sports, politics, and TV in 2017?
(1949 - 11:07am, Jan 16)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogSunday Notes: Baseball Scotland, Projections, Posada, more | FanGraphs Baseball
(21 - 10:58am, Jan 16)
Last: Ron J

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(1788 - 8:38am, Jan 16)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogMaterials From Jim Bouton’s ‘Ball Four’ Days Going Once, Going Twice ... - The New York Times
(4 - 6:27pm, Jan 15)
Last: Morty Causa

Page rendered in 0.1430 seconds
47 querie(s) executed