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Thursday, July 02, 2020

Cubs’ Jose Quintana hurt washing dishes, has surgery

Chicago Cubs left-hander Jose Quintana needed surgery to repair a laceration he suffered washing dishes.

The team said the 31-year-old was injured at his home in Miami, suffering a laceration on his left thumb that required five stitches.

“This morning in Chicago, Quintana underwent microscopic surgery on his left thumb to further determine the extent of his injury,” the team said Thursday in a statement. “The procedure identified a lacerated digital sensory nerve in his left thumb, which was surgically repaired.”


Quintana is expected to start throwing again in two weeks, and then the team will determine how long he will be out.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 02, 2020 at 01:43 PM | 24 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. DEFCON: jive Posted: July 02, 2020 at 03:55 PM (#5960762)
Once had an employee who nearly severed the same nerve when, unable to find the key to the paper towel dispenser, he attempted to open it with a 10-inch Victorinox chef's knife. He was out for a few weeks.
   2. Moses Taylor, glorified meat shield Posted: July 02, 2020 at 04:13 PM (#5960767)
He's a FA after this season. While he's been disappointing for the Cubs (compared to how he pitched for Sox), in a normal year (with a team not scared to spend money), he'd probably get the QO. After this abbreviated season and with the Cubs counting pennies, he might not get it. Maybe depends on how long he's out, not that this is a more serious injury.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 02, 2020 at 04:59 PM (#5960780)
In other news, Brandon Morrow vacuumed his legs off.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: July 02, 2020 at 05:39 PM (#5960784)
A severed nerve in a pitching thumb doesn't sound like a good thing.

I was wrong about him -- if anything I thought he was about to take a step up when the Cubs acquired him. He's been fine of course but sorta reminds me of Scott Sanderson -- probably unfair to both but they seemed to always be having good games until that some randomly placed inning when everything fell apart. Of course that's probably true of most of the pitchers who fall somewhere between Jon Lester and Jose Lima.
   5. dejarouehg Posted: July 02, 2020 at 09:18 PM (#5960808)
Just adds to the pain of giving up Eloy.
   6. Booey Posted: July 02, 2020 at 09:50 PM (#5960813)
Aren't injuries caused by things like "washing dishes" usually a cover up for something really stupid and/or a violation of the players contract?

Edit: That said, I had to get stitches in my knuckle once when a glass broke while I really was washing dishes. So it happens.
   7. frannyzoo Posted: July 02, 2020 at 11:06 PM (#5960821)
While we're on this subject, was there ever a definitive report of whether Jeff Kent was really washing his truck? Yes, I know I could Google it, but isn't that what you/BBTF are for?
   8. chrismhamilton@gmail.com Posted: July 02, 2020 at 11:17 PM (#5960823)
While we're on this subject, was there ever a definitive report of whether Jeff Kent was really washing his truck? Yes, I know I could Google it, but isn't that what you/BBTF are for?
He injured himself doing wheelies on his motorcycle
   9. Ron J Posted: July 02, 2020 at 11:28 PM (#5960827)
#8 So you're saying Quintana was doing wheelies in his kitchen?

Awfully risky behavior.
   10. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 02, 2020 at 11:48 PM (#5960830)
According to BBRef, Quintana has earned $47 million in his career. One would think that would be enough to afford a dishwasher.
   11. frannyzoo Posted: July 03, 2020 at 12:23 AM (#5960833)
Thanks, #8 (although by "definiitive" I was seriously hoping for a 10,000 word Athletic-meets-New-Yorker essay on Kent and wheelies and truck washing and America. If anyone has a link to that, thanks in advance.
   12. Walt Davis Posted: July 03, 2020 at 01:44 AM (#5960839)
One would think that would be enough to afford a dishwasher.

Probably some funky-shaped bowl that just wouldn't fit. Granted at $47 M you could afford a human being to do that too.

Possibly already widely known here but my understanding from some "things you can do to help the enviro" is that a dishwasher uses less water, less energy and gets dishes cleaner than washing by hand, especially washing by hand as you go. As a single dude, I'd wash as I go and only run the dishwasher once things had gotten out of hand. Now I just pile up filthy crap in the dishwasher until it's full. So maybe Quintana's still stuck in that "it's better if I wash this plate I used yesterday rather than a clean one." Why he was cleaning it with a very large knife ....
   13. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 03, 2020 at 06:10 AM (#5960848)
a 10-inch Victorinox chef's knife


Those things really are great value for the money.
   14. Greg K Posted: July 03, 2020 at 07:14 AM (#5960850)
When I lived on my own I owned one plate, one bowl, one fork, one spoon, and one butter knife. It kept the dishes manageable!
   15. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: July 03, 2020 at 09:24 AM (#5960852)
One would think that would be enough to afford a dishwasher.
I've had a dishwasher in most places I've lived and have used them a total of about 4 times. The machine seems like just as much of a hassle as doing it by hand, but with more uneven results.
   16. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: July 03, 2020 at 10:28 AM (#5960859)
I've had a dishwasher in most places I've lived and have used them a total of about 4 times. The machine seems like just as much of a hassle as doing it by hand, but with more uneven results.

You're doing it wrong.
   17. mathesond Posted: July 03, 2020 at 11:49 AM (#5960863)
There was a Kids in the Hall sketch that began with Bruce McCulloch doing a voice-over about how he was alone in his apartment one night, washing the dish. It always stuck with me.
   18. vortex of dissipation Posted: July 03, 2020 at 04:06 PM (#5960894)
Perhaps his dishes are family heirlooms from the 19th century that can't be put in the dishwasher.
   19. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: July 03, 2020 at 05:04 PM (#5960901)
I once had a glass break around my hand, which was inside it at the time with a soapy sponge. Got away with minor cuts. No nerve damage, other than being more gingerly since then when washing glasses. My pitching career stayed the same as before.
   20. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: July 03, 2020 at 05:39 PM (#5960903)
But was the damage on your pitching hand?
   21. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: July 03, 2020 at 07:24 PM (#5960916)
I don't have one.
   22. Walt Davis Posted: July 03, 2020 at 07:41 PM (#5960918)
#8 So you're saying Quintana was doing wheelies in his kitchen?

Awfully risky behavior.


Lockdown gets to us all eventually.

You're doing it wrong.

Yep or a 20-year-old dishwasher.

Anyway, I too used my dishwasher sparingly. But again ... less water, less electricity, cleaner dishes, less work by you. All positives. Yeah, occasionally you squeeze something into a spot where it didn't get enough spray and you have to wash it by hand.
   23. The Duke Posted: July 04, 2020 at 10:16 AM (#5960975)
There’s been tons of weird accidents. Life happens to ball players too. Coleman getting run over by the tarp. Matheny curting his hand with a hunting knife (leading to Ankiels meltdown ), altuve with the mysterious massage injury, Sammy Sosa’s sneezes, one of the Alou’s fell off a bike and then a treadmill, and my favorite was smoltz burning himself while trying to iron a shirt he was wearing.

I think a Braves pitcher tripped over the first base line last year or the year before and tore a cartilage
   24. Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: July 04, 2020 at 10:24 AM (#5960977)
I once missed two days of work because I injured my neck watching TV. I was typing on my computer and turned left to look at the TV and something went “pop.” I spent the next 48 hours knocked loopy on painkillers.

Dishwashers are weird. I hate emptying the dishwasher well beyond any point that is remotely logical but I use it. I don’t mind doing dishes but the nice thing about the dishwasher is it means my sink and countertop don’t have as much stuff on them.

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