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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Weeks Headed to DL

Weeks injured his left ankle running out an infield hit in the second inning. His foot hit the bag at an odd angle and he tumbled over the base and into foul territory.

Weeks was helped off the field and X-rays proved negative. But a magnetic resonance imaging exam was being performed Wednesday night to check for ligament damage.

“He’s going to be out a while,” said Roenicke, who indicated Weeks would go on the disabled list. “This isn’t going to be a couple days.

His short term replacement is 0 for his last 36.

Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: July 28, 2011 at 03:53 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Tricky Dick Posted: July 28, 2011 at 11:38 AM (#3887405)
Even before the Weeks injury, I have felt that the Brewers would be well served to trade for Clint Barmes. I say that with mixed feelings because Barmes' defense is one of the only enjoyable aspects of watching the Astros right now. I think he would help tighten up the Brewers' infield defense, plus he has been hitting well (for him) lately.
   2. formerly dp Posted: July 28, 2011 at 01:08 PM (#3887434)
That sucks, he was finally putting everything together.
   3. Kurt Posted: July 28, 2011 at 01:37 PM (#3887445)
The headline really should indicate which Weeks; my fantasy teams are pathetic enough that Jemile would be a substantial loss.
   4. Cabbage Posted: July 28, 2011 at 01:41 PM (#3887448)
I was listening in the car, and Keith Moreland's (Cubs radio color guy/routine fly ball dropper) reaction was typical for him. Pat Hughes, the PBP announcer, was describing the play, and then the two of them started to watch the replays and try to figure out what happened. Keith happened to be the one talking as they finally saw a replay of the injury.

As far as I can tell, he wanted to make the following points:
- describe Weeks specific injury
- speculate as to the nature and likely extent of the injury
- note for the listeners that it "didn't look good"
- express some measure of sympathy, he doesn't like to see a baseball player get hurt
- begin an anecdote about how while some people really don't like watching replays of injuries, he doesn't mind and would rather get an exact idea of how the injury occurred.

Unfortunately for the listening audience, and to a lesser extent Keith Moreland, he tried to make all these points at the same time. So it came across as basically, "Weeks got hurt, and I like to watch injury replays".
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 28, 2011 at 02:11 PM (#3887462)
Ankles are not supposed to bend like that.
   6. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 28, 2011 at 02:31 PM (#3887482)
The Brewers is average despite having three great performers in Weeks, Fielder and Braun. Taking Weeks out of the mix has a more dramatic impact than one would normally associate with the loss of a single player.

Weeks walks, the bulk of the team does not.

Weeks hits homers, this is THE key of the Brewer offense

Weeks can run. This helps provide a spark/distinction otherwise lacking.

Not looking to be hysterical but the Weeks loss cannot be understated

That the team continues to fuss over getting a LOOGY in the trade market versus upgrading the left side of the infield boggles the mind.
   7. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: July 28, 2011 at 02:39 PM (#3887486)
The headline really should indicate which Weeks; my fantasy teams are pathetic enough that Jemile would be a substantial loss.

As an A's fan, I agree.
You can't un-throw a chair.
   8. Justin T has a centaur for a mentor Posted: July 28, 2011 at 02:53 PM (#3887499)
As an A's fan, if you think a Jemile Weeks to the DL article is getting posted here, I dunno what you are, but you have been misled about something.

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