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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Reds - Activated Olmedo

Cincinnati Reds - Activated IF Ray Olmedo from the 60-day DL; transferred P Paul Wilson to the 60-day DL.

Olmedo’s been out after having Tommy John surgery.  He didn’t actually need it, but when his arm was hurting last winter, Doc Andrews looked at his hitting stats and automatically assumed he was a pitcher.

Where do all the doctors that flunk out of Mexican medical school go?  Apparently, the NL Central.  First, we have the Pirates telling Kris Benson that the reason he can’t use his arm is that he doesn’t want it enough and makes too much money, then we have the Cubs, an organization that would insist to the media that Huey Long was day-to-day with tendinitis, and now we have the Reds, who have insisted that there was nothing wrong with Paul Wilson all season - except (whoops!) that he’s been pitching in extreme pain all season.

Now they just need to figure out what’s wrong with Eric Milton.  “Yeah, we checked his arm but his nose didn’t light up, so we think he’s OK.  We also successfully removed his wrenched ankle and the butterflies in his stomach.”

Dan Szymborski Posted: June 18, 2005 at 10:11 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. 1k5v3L Posted: June 18, 2005 at 10:38 PM (#1414537)
The TJ surgery may be a life saver for Olmedo now. Tony Womack had it, and he went on to have a career year with the Cardinals. With enough luck, Olmedo should be signing a 4 year, $30m deal with Yankees this winter.

Oh, and... primey!
   2. AJMcCringleberry Posted: June 18, 2005 at 10:45 PM (#1414544)
Haha, nice stuff Dan.
   3. We don't have dahlians at the Palace of Wisdom Posted: June 19, 2005 at 12:54 AM (#1414790)
If there's ever been a bad reference to the Kingfish, I haven't heard it.
   4. Pinetarfly Posted: June 19, 2005 at 11:31 PM (#1416392)
Wilson's contract is the baffling stuff here, because now it's come to light that the Reds knew all about his f'd up shoulder and thought that he could continue to pitch through it like they said he did last year. This goes way beyond any sarcasm that I can dish out.

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