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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Nolan Arenado breaks finger on slide

ATLANTA— Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado left Friday night’s game against the Braves after fracturing his left middle finger on a head-first slide into second base.

Arenado led off the second inning with a double to left field. Arenado’s slide beat shortstop Andrelton Simmons’ tag. The play stood following a review that lasted 3 minutes, 48 seconds.

The first organization to outlaw head first slides by their players wins a gold star from me.  And that review time is obscene.

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: May 24, 2014 at 01:31 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: injuries, rockies, stop sliding head first

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   1. Bote Man Posted: May 24, 2014 at 07:28 AM (#4712495)
At least it wasn't a head-first slide into first base!
   2. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 24, 2014 at 12:32 PM (#4712592)
The estimate is that Arenado will be out at least four weeks. It's a shame - he is developing into one of the game's bright young stars.
   3. Rickey! No. You move. Posted: May 24, 2014 at 01:24 PM (#4712617)
He also came off the bag and was out.
   4. bigglou115 Posted: May 24, 2014 at 01:42 PM (#4712619)
You know, I always hated head first slides as well, but recently some studies popped up showing the correlation to injury is actually higher with feet first slides. Now, I'd still rather they slide feet first, because a sprained ankle is preferable to a broken finger, thumb, or wrist, but it takes some of the sting out of the "what are these guys thinking?" line.
   5. Ron J Posted: May 24, 2014 at 01:56 PM (#4712628)
#4 But it's not just sprained ankles that are in play on a feet first slide. And I'll take quite a few broken fingers over a blown out knee (Pedro Guerrero for instance)

EDIT: Yeah frequency of bad outcomes matters. And I guess I prefer the feet first generally because if your technique is good you take most of the bad outcomes out of play while on the head first you're vulnerable to factors beyond your control.
   6. Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun) Posted: May 24, 2014 at 01:58 PM (#4712633)
It's a shame - he is developing into one of the game's bright young stars.

This was my gut reaction. I don't watch the Rockies a lot, but he's a pleasure to see on the rare chance I do. I hope he isn't out too long.
   7. bigglou115 Posted: May 24, 2014 at 02:00 PM (#4712637)
#5 I don't necessarily disagree, but it's not just what's in okay, it's what's likely. A blown knee is relatively unlikely. A sprained ankle or broken foot heals and it's over. An injury that seems common in head first slides is thumb and wrist sprains which can affect hitting for months.
   8. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 24, 2014 at 04:06 PM (#4712760)
Arenado is in many ways similar to a young Brooks Robinson - same type of hitter, otherworldly defense at third base.

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