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Friday, January 25, 2013

Robothal: Carl Pavano suffers ruptured spleen

Hey, at least he’s still playing and not assistant to the general manager-ing.

Free-agent right-hander Carl Pavano doesn’t figure to be signing with a new team anytime soon.

Pavano, 37, recently suffered a ruptured spleen that will sideline him for 6 to 8 weeks, according to major-league sources.

The injury occurred when slipped and fell while shoveling snow on his driveway in Vermont, one source said.

The District Attorney Posted: January 25, 2013 at 01:20 AM | 30 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: January 25, 2013 at 07:23 AM (#4354705)
Dude is cursed.
   2. The 15-Day DL Posted: January 25, 2013 at 08:21 AM (#4354709)
Welcome back, Carl! It's good to see you again.
   3. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: January 25, 2013 at 08:46 AM (#4354715)
in his bathroom?
   4. Baseball Mogul 2003 Posted: January 25, 2013 at 09:14 AM (#4354722)
Baseball needs more pitchers like Carl Pavano.
   5. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: January 25, 2013 at 09:30 AM (#4354726)
in his bathroom?

You have your bathroom in your driveway?
   6. Darren Posted: January 25, 2013 at 09:31 AM (#4354727)
I've been told I'm cheap for shoveling my own driveway and I don't make quite as much as Carl does. Seriously, what are you doing?
   7. ThisElevatorIsDrivingMeUpTheWall Posted: January 25, 2013 at 09:36 AM (#4354731)
I thought this guy was famous for venting his spleen; so that isn't preventative?
   8. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: January 25, 2013 at 09:43 AM (#4354734)
I've been told I'm cheap for shoveling my own driveway and I don't make quite as much as Carl does. Seriously, what are you doing?


Who was the Celtic player who broke his foot moving a couch? Pervis Ellison maybe?

I understand that people enjoy doing some manual labor and the risk factor is relatively low in a lot of this stuff. I have a friend who loves to work in his yard all weekend and that's fine. I've never in my life heard anyone say "it's snowing, woo-hoo I get to shovel!!!!" If you really want to get out in the snow go build a snow fort with your kids (or hell, with some random kids, what a great PR opportunity), but shoveling sucks.
   9. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: January 25, 2013 at 09:47 AM (#4354736)
He and Winky are two of a kind.
   10. Gamingboy Posted: January 25, 2013 at 09:50 AM (#4354738)
They can keep them out of the WBC, but they can't keep them out of the snow, where even greater dangers lurk...
   11. villageidiom Posted: January 25, 2013 at 09:59 AM (#4354744)
If you really want to get out in the snow go build a snow fort with your kids (or hell, with some random kids, what a great PR opportunity),

STOWEVT Baseball pitcher Carl Pavano is out for the year with a torn 
labrum suffered during a snowball fight with neighborhood kids


I mean, really, at this point we should assume there is no alternative scenario in which Carl Pavano doesn't get injured.
   12. Bitter Mouse Posted: January 25, 2013 at 10:01 AM (#4354747)
If you really want to get out in the snow go build a snow fort with your kids (or hell, with some random kids, what a great PR opportunity), but shoveling sucks.


QFT.

One of the best parts of my (former) marriage is the ex deals with snow in the driveway via the snow blower. I hate dealing with snow. Of course my strategy of ignoring it doesn't work very well.
   13. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: January 25, 2013 at 10:20 AM (#4354754)
in his bathroom?

You have your bathroom in your driveway?


Wherever I fall down and rupture my spleen will become my bathroom, I assure you.
   14. McCoy Posted: January 25, 2013 at 10:31 AM (#4354764)
So you're saying she would blow everything else but you?
   15. jobu Posted: January 25, 2013 at 10:33 AM (#4354766)
Carl Pavano's career earnings are >$71MM, with 4 seasons (out of 14) with an ERA+ > 100. If there was ever a major league baseball player who should pay a kid to shovel his driveway, it's him. He is fortunate in getting paid a lot of money to be an almost-average pitcher, and in dating attractive women, not in maintaining health while physically exerting himself.
   16. Random Transaction Generator Posted: January 25, 2013 at 11:03 AM (#4354782)
When I was a kid, and a young adult, I loved to shovel the snow after a big snow fall. I liked working hard but staying cool the entire time, and then coming into the house and having a big mug of hot chocolate while the feeling in my finger tips and toes came back. I liked clearing the snow so that the black of the driveway showed through. It was a feeling of pride, I guess.

Then, when I was 30 years old, I moved to a house at the end of a road with a large open field next to it. Regular snow falls became monstrous snow drifts as the wind blew the top layer from the field onto our driveway. The drifts would be waist deep in places on my driveway, while the neighbour two doors down would be clearing snow only ankle deep.

I badly threw my back out one morning trying to clear one of these drifts. From then on, I can't shovel snow any more (except pushing one of those large shovels that requires no lifting). The physical act of lifting the shovel and twisting and tossing the snow will trigger another painful back spasm.

I now own a huge snow blower that clears the snow. It's not as much fun any more, with the fumes and the loud noise.
(And now that they've developed the field into more housing, I don't have any more massive drifts to worry about.)

/Canadian
   17. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: January 25, 2013 at 11:06 AM (#4354784)
Carl Pavano lives in Vermont?
   18. just plain joe Posted: January 25, 2013 at 11:20 AM (#4354791)
Carl Pavano lives in Vermont?


Really, if I had his money I guarantee you I would live someplace where snow is not an issue.
   19. zonk Posted: January 25, 2013 at 11:37 AM (#4354809)

Really, if I had his money I guarantee you I would live someplace where snow is not an issue.


If you have enough money snow is not an issue even if your locale gets oodles of it.
   20. Craig in MN Posted: January 25, 2013 at 12:19 PM (#4354861)
I think we are all missing the point....the dude slipped on some ice. He could have just as easily slipped on some ice as he walked out to pay the guy who was shoveling for him.

That said, I enjoy a little light shoveling a couple times a year. There's nothing wrong with that. Plus, he's got some kids that are about the same age as my kid, who also loves to shovel snow. I'm going to go with that he was outside shoveling with the rugrats to let them burn off some energy when he slipped, and chose to mention his kids to the media.

   21. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: January 25, 2013 at 12:29 PM (#4354872)
He slipped on ice, but he wouldn't have ruptured his spleen if he wasn't also shoveling. He would have just gotten a concussion like I did last year.
   22. Bitter Mouse Posted: January 25, 2013 at 12:34 PM (#4354881)
So you're saying she would blow everything else but you?


Now that is funny - kudos.I almost want to talk about the marriage dissoluton here, because there is some world class snark in it, but nah. Maybe some day.

WFH today and just had to go pick up the recycling which blew over in the wind. Bottom of the driveway is covered in thin hard nasty (slippery) ice. It was an adventure (but unlike Carl I managed to navigate it body intact - go me).

Staying healthy, there is an element of skill and luck there, and it seems Carl has neither.
   23. Darren Posted: January 25, 2013 at 12:56 PM (#4354912)
I think we are all missing the point....the dude slipped on some ice. He could have just as easily slipped on some ice as he walked out to pay the guy who was shoveling for him.


I have no doubt that shoveling leads to more opportunity to fall.
   24. Walt Davis Posted: January 25, 2013 at 05:36 PM (#4355104)
Pervis Ellison maybe?

I seem to recall Ellison was worse than Pavano -- kind of guy who'd break his eyelids waking up.
   25. The Yankee Clapper Posted: January 25, 2013 at 06:05 PM (#4355138)
....the dude slipped on some ice. He could have just as easily slipped on some ice as he walked out to pay the guy who was shoveling for him

Were there witnesses? Pavano was known to be less than forthright about his injuries when associated with the Yankees.
   26. ecwcat Posted: January 26, 2013 at 12:40 PM (#4355456)
You mean he got beat up at a nightclub?
   27. phredbird Posted: January 26, 2013 at 12:40 PM (#4355457)
i ... can't conceive of living somewhere where snow falls around your house. can't stand that level of cold.
   28. Lassus Posted: January 26, 2013 at 01:06 PM (#4355473)
i ... can't conceive of living somewhere where snow falls around your house. can't stand that level of cold.

You would have positively died the last few days up here in the Great Lakes snow belt. I think we had a low of something like -15 over the past few days and nights.
   29. Swoboda is freedom Posted: January 26, 2013 at 01:11 PM (#4355477)
Baseball needs more pitchers like Carl Pavano.

If baseball had more pitchers like Pavano, there would be a lot less pitchers like Pavano.
   30. SoSH U at work Posted: January 26, 2013 at 01:14 PM (#4355480)
i ... can't conceive of living somewhere where snow falls around your house.


I can't conceive of living somewhere where it doesn't.

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