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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Orioles’ Matt Wieters to undergo Tommy John surgery on right elbow Tuesday - baltimoresun.com

If only his manager did a better job watching his pitch counts.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 17, 2014 at 06:31 AM | 65 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. TerpNats Posted: June 17, 2014 at 06:54 AM (#4728177)
Strasburg's fate at the other end of the B-W Parkway.
   2. Publius Publicola Posted: June 17, 2014 at 07:02 AM (#4728178)
There goes the O's season.
   3. villageidiom Posted: June 17, 2014 at 07:30 AM (#4728185)
They will rename it Matt Wieters surgery.

He could heal himself with just a touch of his right hand, but alas, he cannot touch his right elbow.

Oh, wait, the BPro Wieters meme isn't a thing any more? Never mind.
   4. PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina Posted: June 17, 2014 at 07:36 AM (#4728186)
That was our meme, dammit.
   5. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: June 17, 2014 at 08:26 AM (#4728201)
And no meme is ever dead. Sometimes the meme is sleeping, but the meme never dies. And Mike Crudale.
   6. There are a lot of good people in alt-Shooty Posted: June 17, 2014 at 08:29 AM (#4728202)
I guess we'll have to lower home plate to prevent this rash of catcher injuries.

It's a trap!
   7. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: June 17, 2014 at 09:08 AM (#4728225)
Is any team going to even challenge the Jays to the East title?
   8. Rally Posted: June 17, 2014 at 09:10 AM (#4728226)
There goes the O's season.


They've been playing without him for over a month now. Record isn't as good as it was when Wieters went down, but they haven't collapsed. And you never know, they could always trade for a catcher from a non-contending team.
   9. donlock Posted: June 17, 2014 at 09:11 AM (#4728227)
Will Wieters operate on his right arm with his left arm? He is the only catcher (or position player) I have heard of who needed this surgery. Will it be a new designation, such as the Matt Wieters surgery for non-pitchers?

Catching prospect Joe Doakes is expected to be playing next year after the Matt Wieters? He is coming to camp in the best shape of his career.
   10. RMc's Unenviable Situation Posted: June 17, 2014 at 09:24 AM (#4728251)
And no meme is ever dead. Sometimes the meme is sleeping, but the meme never dies. And Mike Crudale.

It's a trap!


Behold! I hate it when Matt Weiters and Chris Truby are always getting surgery.
   11. Rally Posted: June 17, 2014 at 10:09 AM (#4728301)
He is the only catcher (or position player) I have heard of who needed this surgery.


Carl Crawford had it, didn't he? Jose Canseco did, but that was when he tried to be a pitcher. There used to be some talk about Albert Pujols needing it, but playing 1B he was able to avoid it.
   12. simpleton & childlike gef the talking mongoose Posted: June 17, 2014 at 10:11 AM (#4728305)
Oh, wait, the BPro Wieters meme isn't a thing any more? Never mind.

That was our meme, dammit.


Some BTF meme historian you are, nitwit.
   13. Rally Posted: June 17, 2014 at 10:14 AM (#4728310)
Wikipedia says Shin-Soo Choo and Kyle Blanks had it. Twins top prospect Miguel Sano is currently recovering from it.

The rehab time for position players is shorter, so Wieters is expected to be back to start next year.
   14. Bote Man Posted: June 17, 2014 at 10:26 AM (#4728319)
And you never know, they could always trade for a catcher from a non-contending team.

Wilson Ramos is available.
   15. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: June 17, 2014 at 10:37 AM (#4728336)
Rocco Baldelli had it also.

Can Alfonso Soriano catch? I hear he's available.
   16. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 17, 2014 at 10:41 AM (#4728339)
Is any team going to even challenge the Jays to the East title?

In the land of the blind, etc. Every time any potential challenger puts on a little mini-run, a week later they've thrown it all away. That's the problem when you've got big gaps in both your everyday lineup and your starting rotation: You get too dependent on a few players playing well over their heads to produce runs, and you also wind up wearing out your bullpen.
   17. PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina Posted: June 17, 2014 at 10:48 AM (#4728343)
Some BTF meme historian you are, nitwit.


I may or may not be unable to defend the charge of being a nitwit, but I am pretty sure a good deal of the stuff that got mattwietersfacts.com going came from here. This thread, in particular.

However, I may be wrong, and if so... a thousand pardons.
   18. simpleton & childlike gef the talking mongoose Posted: June 17, 2014 at 11:04 AM (#4728359)
Nothing personal was meant, Zeth. You may've missed it (it didn't take off to the degree of some of the others referenced here), but "Some [fill in the blank] historian you are, nitwit" was a BTF meme as well.

I hate it when people like Zeth & Chris Truby & Albert Belle miss references to BTF memes.
   19. PreservedFish Posted: June 17, 2014 at 11:08 AM (#4728362)
Are you the biggest idiot ever? The Wieters Facts were stolen from the Chuck Norris Facts. They were also predated by Lastings Milledge Facts, Cole Hamels Facts, and probably some other players Facts.
   20. PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina Posted: June 17, 2014 at 11:09 AM (#4728363)
LOL, there goes my hope of acquittal on the nitwit charge. :)
   21. BDC Posted: June 17, 2014 at 12:23 PM (#4728429)
My great-grandfather used to tell me about the Cupid Childs facts. Childs could send an electric telegraph message and run to the destination city and jump into bed before it got there, Childs stirred the shaving soap in his mug so fast that it caused the Johnstown Flood, Childs could lift more pigs of iron than three Irish navvies, plus the navvies too, that sort of thing.
   22. mex4173 Posted: June 17, 2014 at 12:38 PM (#4728446)
Never saw him have surgery.
   23. Khrushin it bro Posted: June 17, 2014 at 12:55 PM (#4728470)
Is this surgery even legal?
   24. PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina Posted: June 17, 2014 at 12:56 PM (#4728471)
Cool Papa Bell may have been one of the original X Facts guys, perhaps thanks largely to Buck O'Neil. Cool Papa Bell would turn the lights off at night and be undressed and under the covers before the room got dark, that kind of thing. I think Satchel Paige is attributed as having said Cool Papa ripped a line drive past his ear, and he turned around just in time to see the ball hit Cool Papa in the ass as he slid into second.
   25. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: June 17, 2014 at 01:02 PM (#4728481)
there goes my hope of acquittal on the nitwit charge. :)
Better than being a big fraud who poops his pants.
   26. Everybody Loves Tyrus Raymond Posted: June 17, 2014 at 01:15 PM (#4728494)
Let's get it straight:

Tommy John Surgery is undergoing Matt Wieters.
   27. Barnaby Jones Posted: June 17, 2014 at 01:16 PM (#4728497)
BUT HIS FATHER IS THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY!!!!!!!
   28. Batman Posted: June 17, 2014 at 01:22 PM (#4728505)
BREAKING NEWS: During surgery, Dr. Andrews accidentally stabbed Wieters in the neck
   29. simon bedford Posted: June 17, 2014 at 01:35 PM (#4728540)
authorities believe alcohol was involved
   30. Khrushin it bro Posted: June 17, 2014 at 01:36 PM (#4728546)
   31. SG Posted: June 17, 2014 at 01:41 PM (#4728553)
Tyny Wymyck hyd Tymmy Jyhn Syrgyry. Xyvyyr Nydy ys wyll (twycy).

   32. simon bedford Posted: June 17, 2014 at 01:46 PM (#4728556)
how does this affect frank tanana?
   33. simpleton & childlike gef the talking mongoose Posted: June 17, 2014 at 01:51 PM (#4728562)
He should have his tendons taken away.
   34. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: June 17, 2014 at 02:17 PM (#4728588)
So they went with Option (T)J.
   35. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: June 17, 2014 at 03:25 PM (#4728667)
Boy, I can't wait to see him have Tommy John Surgery on the Yankees.
   36. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 17, 2014 at 03:37 PM (#4728692)
Are you the biggest idiot ever? The Wieters Facts were stolen from the Chuck Norris Facts. They were also predated by Lastings Milledge Facts, Cole Hamels Facts, and probably some other players Facts.


After Wieters, there was also a brief flowering of Eric Hosmer Facts.

No. 35 is RDF.
   37. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: June 17, 2014 at 03:40 PM (#4728697)
Ichiro! could have this surgery if he wanted to.
   38. Chase Insteadman Wannabe Posted: June 17, 2014 at 03:43 PM (#4728700)
Weiters did pitch out of the bullpen in college. (I believe he was Georgia Tech's closer for awhile in addition to catching.) He would need to be pretty recklessly handled to be forced to throw too many pitches as a closer, but does anyone know if he had any 150 pitches type outings as a high schooler?
   39. PreservedFish Posted: June 17, 2014 at 03:46 PM (#4728702)
After Wieters, there was also a brief flowering of Eric Hosmer Facts.


The Facts were funny until they went too far.
   40. Curse of the Andino Posted: June 17, 2014 at 04:23 PM (#4728724)
Is any team going to even challenge the Jays to the East title?


Ehh, O's could really improve just by keeping Gausman in the rotation and adding Bundy down the stretch if he's finally healthy. Hardy and Machado can certainly do more offensively for the club. Tommy Hunter can be put back on the DL.

A run is still possible, but I think Toronto's got it this year.
   41. PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina Posted: June 17, 2014 at 04:37 PM (#4728736)
You misspelled "New York" there.
   42. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: June 17, 2014 at 05:23 PM (#4728803)
Elbow surgery is the 6th best kind to have.
   43. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: June 17, 2014 at 05:25 PM (#4728804)
#35 is great.
   44. Khrushin it bro Posted: June 17, 2014 at 05:28 PM (#4728807)
I don't think this surgery does what you think it does.
   45. eric Posted: June 17, 2014 at 06:00 PM (#4728816)
you guys are a bunch of BTF-meme illiterate #######.
   46. simpleton & childlike gef the talking mongoose Posted: June 17, 2014 at 06:10 PM (#4728825)
So's your mom.
   47. TerpNats Posted: June 17, 2014 at 06:11 PM (#4728826)
A run is still possible, but I think Toronto's got it this year.
Fox is depressed...though it could be worse. TBS has the ALCS this year.
   48. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 17, 2014 at 06:12 PM (#4728827)
Weiters did pitch out of the bullpen in college. (I believe he was Georgia Tech's closer for awhile in addition to catching.)


...at the same time. Matt Wieters can pitch to himself.
   49. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: June 17, 2014 at 06:13 PM (#4728828)
#35 is one of the funnier things I have read here in a while.
   50. Dingbat_Charlie Posted: June 17, 2014 at 06:20 PM (#4728833)
   51. 'Spos Posted: June 17, 2014 at 08:07 PM (#4728894)
THINK OF THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECYCLE MEMES, MR. PRESIDENT!
   52. Walt Davis Posted: June 17, 2014 at 08:41 PM (#4728904)
Todd Hundley would listen if the O's called.
   53. toratoratora Posted: June 17, 2014 at 08:49 PM (#4728909)
THINK OF THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECYCLE MEMES, MR. PRESIDENT!

But, but, what about the children?
   54. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: June 17, 2014 at 09:17 PM (#4728917)
Wieters is so huge the doctors will need 10 dogs to get the tendons from.

Cordially
   55. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: June 17, 2014 at 10:32 PM (#4728961)
Post number 50 is only a part of the surgery. This is the rest of the surgery.
   56. villageidiom Posted: June 17, 2014 at 11:07 PM (#4728967)
That was our meme, dammit.
Yes, but the impetus for it was the BPro Wieters projection.

Anyway... Full meme ahead!
   57. if nature called, ladodger34 would listen Posted: June 17, 2014 at 11:30 PM (#4728979)
If Tommy John calls, Weiters would listen...
   58. if nature called, ladodger34 would listen Posted: June 17, 2014 at 11:31 PM (#4728981)
gd auto correct..If TJ calls, Weiters would listen..
   59. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: June 17, 2014 at 11:54 PM (#4728989)
If Nomar had been there he would have saved the tendon.
   60. Walt Davis Posted: June 18, 2014 at 03:10 AM (#4729037)
Mike Piazza was interested until he realized this article was about a blown elbow.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
   61. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: June 18, 2014 at 03:18 AM (#4729038)
It's a good injury not a great one. I see nothing remarkable about it. Most players could have blown out their UCL if they decided to put stress on their elbow.
   62. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: June 18, 2014 at 03:43 AM (#4729039)
It's ulnar. It's always been ulnar.
   63. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 18, 2014 at 11:54 AM (#4729284)
Alex Rodriguez remains a centaur. That is all.
   64. DanG Posted: June 18, 2014 at 12:29 PM (#4729340)
Greatest. Thread. Ever.
   65. villageidiom Posted: June 18, 2014 at 02:18 PM (#4729515)
THINK OF THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO RECYCLE MEMES, MR. PRESIDENT!
Recycled memes are the new market inefficiency.
But, but, what about the children?
They should be taken away.

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