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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

SF Chronicle: A’s shortstop Cliff Pennington has Bell’s Palsy

Cliff Pennington was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy on Monday, and by the sixth inning, he was having trouble seeing because he couldn’t close his left eye and it kept tearing up. “It feels like I went to the dentist and the whole left side of my face is numb,” he said.

Pennington, who was replaced in the sixth by Eric Sogard, is hopeful that the usually temporary condition, in which a nerve causes facial paralysis, clears up within a day or two. He was put on medication immediately, which is expected to shorten the duration.

“I was trying to play, but I couldn’t see the ball very well,” Pennington said. “I didn’t want to cost the team. As soon as I can blink, I can play.”
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Pennington’s career-high hitting streak came to an end at 15 games.

 

NTNgod Posted: August 02, 2011 at 07:49 AM | 26 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: August 02, 2011 at 08:38 AM (#3890941)
Bell's Palsy, the scourge of AL West shortstops.
   2. Walt Davis Posted: August 02, 2011 at 11:27 AM (#3890955)
As long as it's not Derek Bell's palsy.

Next up for the A's: Kurt Suzuki contracts leprosy, Conor Jackson gets gout and Scott Sizemore has a bad case of the vapours.
   3. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 02, 2011 at 11:59 AM (#3890967)
My wife contracted Bell's palsy a few years ago. It didn't go away for about 3 weeks.
   4. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:04 PM (#3890971)
I once thought I had mono for an entire year. It turned out I was just really bored.
   5. Greg K Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:08 PM (#3890973)
I thought I had polio in high school, but it turns out I'm just a raging hypocondriac. I predict I'll be sure I have Bell's Palsy by 9 tonight.
   6. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:09 PM (#3890974)
This season has been cursed. It reminds me of the end of the Tony LaRussa era when nothing at all went right.
   7. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:22 PM (#3890981)
This season?
   8. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:31 PM (#3890986)
This season?

I'll think about next season's curse next season!
   9. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:31 PM (#3891026)
A friend of mine developed Bell's Palsy. The symptoms first showed up at the Thanksgiving dinner table when he took a sip of milk and it all wound up in his lap. My wife was diagnosed with it too several years ago. Like RTG says, it went away in a few weeks, not a few days.
   10. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: August 02, 2011 at 05:05 PM (#3891202)
What an odd illness. It's like "hey, folks, I'm having a stroke! But don't worry, I feel fine!"
   11. A triple short of the cycle Posted: August 02, 2011 at 06:26 PM (#3891250)
But what is Barton's problem??
   12. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 02, 2011 at 06:49 PM (#3891262)
Well, there goes his status as most generic player in the majors. That baton is now passed to Justin Turner.
   13. Nasty Nate Posted: August 02, 2011 at 07:09 PM (#3891277)

SF Chronicle: A’s shortstop Cliff Pennington has Bell’s Palsy


Giants' Pablo Sandoval has Bell's taco.
   14. zack Posted: August 02, 2011 at 07:32 PM (#3891292)
Well, there goes his status as most generic player in the majors. That baton is now passed to Justin Turner.


Turner's a ginger, so he can't be the most generic player. His wikipedia page also refers to him as Justin "the Machine" Turner, and the only other place google sees any reference to the Machine is his own facebook page. I'm force to conclude that he edits his own wikipedia page.
   15. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: August 02, 2011 at 08:36 PM (#3891330)
Turner's a ginger, so he can't be the most generic player. His wikipedia page also refers to him as Justin "the Machine" Turner, and the only other place google sees any reference to the Machine is his own facebook page. I'm force to conclude that he edits his own wikipedia page.


Turner is innocent of this particular sin. The nickname was added on June 5, 2011 by an anonymous user with an IP address in Sicklerville, NJ, which is southeast of Philadelphia. The page was reverted that day, then the anonymous user made the change again. The second revision was made at 11:57 PM on June 5, 2011, and I believe that time is GMT. This means it was 7:57 Eastern time, and Turner had an 8:05 home game against the Braves that day. He went 1-5 with an RBI.
   16. The District Attorney Posted: August 02, 2011 at 08:52 PM (#3891334)
The nickname was added on June 5, 2011 by an anonymous user with an IP address in Sicklerville, NJ, which is southeast of Philadelphia... The second revision was made at 11:57 PM on June 5, 2011, and I believe that time is GMT. This means it was 7:57 Eastern time, and Turner had an 8:05 home game against the Braves that day.
Fine, but Cool Papa Bell could have done it.
   17. phredbird Posted: August 02, 2011 at 08:53 PM (#3891335)
Turner is innocent of this particular sin. The nickname was added on June 5, 2011 by an anonymous user with an IP address in Sicklerville, NJ, which is southeast of Philadelphia. The page was reverted that day, then the anonymous user made the change again. The second revision was made at 11:57 PM on June 5, 2011, and I believe that time is GMT. This means it was 7:57 Eastern time, and Turner had an 8:05 home game against the Braves that day. He went 1-5 with an RBI.


okay, the fact that you knew this is just ... odd.
   18. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: August 02, 2011 at 08:59 PM (#3891340)
okay, the fact that you knew this is just ... odd.


Just a matter of spending a minute with the revision section on the Wikipedia page.
   19. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: August 02, 2011 at 09:00 PM (#3891342)
Fernigal McGunnigle appears to have just outed himself as Justin Turner.
   20. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: August 02, 2011 at 09:11 PM (#3891353)
Fernigal McGunnigle appears to have just outed himself as Justin Turner.


They don't call me "The Machine" for nothing.
   21. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: August 03, 2011 at 02:27 AM (#3891539)
Conor Jackson gets gout


What, Valley Fever wasn't enough for the lad?
   22. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: August 03, 2011 at 02:29 AM (#3891543)
It reminds me of the end of the Tony LaRussa era when nothing at all went right.


LaRussa left at the end of that year, so it wasn't all bad.
   23. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: August 03, 2011 at 02:45 AM (#3891549)
But who has beri beri?
   24. Der-K thinks the Essex Green were a good band. Posted: August 03, 2011 at 02:55 AM (#3891555)
Chico Escuela?
   25. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 03, 2011 at 03:59 AM (#3891591)
Turner's a ginger, so he can't be the most generic player.

Okay then, it's Ryan Roberts.
   26. JJ1986 Posted: August 03, 2011 at 04:06 AM (#3891596)
Roberts is the guy with crazy neck tattoos. I'd pick Jeff Baker.

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