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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Yahoo: Aaron Cook out indefinitely after closing door on pitching hand

Colorado Rockies fans have been wondering for months if the door was closing on Aaron Cook’s tenure with the organization.

But that door may have closed — both literally and symbolically — on Thursday night, breaking a finger on Cook’s pitching hand in the process.

Manager Jim Tracy explains the injury:

  “My understanding is he was going out the door and realized there was something that he had forgotten and quickly went back to get back in, and the door had obviously closed and caught his finger and smashed it,” Tracy said.

...As for Cook, he’s undoubtedly a tough guy. He proved that when he battled all the way back from blood clots in his pitching shoulder in 2004. He’s also a definite asset to any team when he’s right. But one has to wonder, with all that he’s been through then, and with the injuries (toe, shoulder, hand) piling up now, will we see that version of Aaron Cook again? And if we do, how long will it last?

Thanks to Barnald the Human Doorstop.

Repoz Posted: March 12, 2011 at 02:12 PM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. puck Posted: March 12, 2011 at 05:54 PM (#3769397)
Tough spring for Cook. He was already having issues with shoulder inflammation--a shoulder problem is one of the injuries that caused him to miss starts last season.
   2. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: March 12, 2011 at 06:47 PM (#3769413)
I had to read the headline a second time before I realized he had literally closed a door on his hand.
   3. Swedish Chef Posted: March 12, 2011 at 06:52 PM (#3769417)
I had to read the headline a second time before I realized he had literally closed a door on his hand.

Too bad literally means metaphorically now.
   4. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: March 12, 2011 at 07:03 PM (#3769420)
He should know better than to "close the door" on Jeff Kent's truck while Kent is "washing" it.
   5. Catwoman Posted: March 12, 2011 at 07:04 PM (#3769421)
Annie, get your gun...
   6. mathesond Posted: March 12, 2011 at 09:30 PM (#3769493)
I never really thought of Aaron Cook as a Yahoo, but, truth be told, I haven't read a whole lot about him
   7. willcarrolldoesnotsuk Posted: March 13, 2011 at 12:33 AM (#3769548)
There are at least four living senses of the word "literally"; all of them have been in common use for hundreds of years, none of them is the original meaning of the word, and none of them has any more or less of a claim to validity than any of the others.
   8. 'Spos lost the handle trying to make the transfer Posted: March 13, 2011 at 01:17 AM (#3769555)
7 All of the 4 common uses in the OED connote exactitude or freedom from allusion or metaphor.
   9. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: March 13, 2011 at 01:38 AM (#3769561)
I cannot believe that Cook's contract did not expressly forbid him from closing the door to his own home.
   10. Gonfalon B. Posted: March 13, 2011 at 02:46 AM (#3769592)
There are at least four living senses of the word "literally"; all of them have been in common use for hundreds of years, none of them is the original meaning of the word, and none of them has any more or less of a claim to validity than any of the others.

All of the 4 common uses in the OED connote exactitude or freedom from allusion or metaphor.


Well, can we at least agree that his injury is ironic? Because first he wasn't injured, but then he was! It's the classic definition of irony (1995-present).
   11. The District Attorney Posted: March 13, 2011 at 03:03 AM (#3769601)
can we at least agree that his injury is ironic?
It's not even in the same zip code as ironic.
   12. The District Attorney Posted: March 13, 2011 at 03:05 AM (#3769626)
As Gonfalon points out, it is in the post-Alanis era.
You're begging the question.

EDIT: Why is this post up here? This is weird.
   13. PS is probably going to survive his vacation Posted: March 13, 2011 at 03:13 AM (#3769605)
I think it would be ironic if everyone was made of iron.
   14. Srul Itza Posted: March 13, 2011 at 03:21 AM (#3769628)
It's not even in the same zip code as ironic.


I thought it was impossible to be "in" a zip code, period.
   15. Gonfalon B. Posted: March 13, 2011 at 03:43 AM (#3769632)
EDIT: Why is this post up here? This is weird.

In fact, it's ironic!
   16. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: March 13, 2011 at 03:49 AM (#3769622)
It's not even in the same zip code as ironic.

As Gonfalon points out, it is the post-Alanis era.
   17. Zach Posted: March 13, 2011 at 05:34 PM (#3769791)
As Gonfalon points out, it is the post-Alanis era.

We should take a line from chemistry and call this ironous. Like ironic, only not so much.
   18. The District Attorney Posted: March 13, 2011 at 05:52 PM (#3769798)
We should take a line from chemistry and call this ironous.
Save "ferrous"!
   19. Urkel's Boner Posted: March 14, 2011 at 04:27 AM (#3770029)
Top 5 grammatical annoyances spawned by the Internet age:
1. Incorrect usage of the word "irony".
2. People correcting others' misuse of the word "irony".
3. The truncation of "disconnection" to "disconnect". Like fingernails on a chalkboard.
4. Words like "meme" that have been used maybe five times since their invention suddenly becoming more popular than Jesus. In baseball circles: "fungibility".
5. People complaining about grammatical annoyances, including complaining about other people complaining about grammatical annoyances (see number 2)(and also 1, 3-5).

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