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Friday, April 03, 2009

Ichiro has bleeding ulcer, goes on 15-day DL

Cue people blaming the WBC in 5.. 4… 3.. 2… 1….

Gamingboy Posted: April 03, 2009 at 07:14 PM | 26 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Esoteric Posted: April 03, 2009 at 10:54 PM (#3123827)
Oh sure, he's willing to bleed for Japan, but he won't even do a hit-and-run play for the Mariners.
   2. isaacc7 Posted: April 03, 2009 at 11:05 PM (#3123847)
It was the WBC!!!!


What?
   3. Greg K Posted: April 03, 2009 at 11:11 PM (#3123852)
I think this is just a side-effect of God descending upon him
   4. Random Transaction Generator Posted: April 04, 2009 at 02:12 AM (#3123977)
I traded him in the off-season, but I sure hope he comes back healthy and rip-roaring ready.
He's one of the few entertaining players I cheer for regardless of team (real or fantasy) affiliation.
   5. tfbg9 Posted: April 04, 2009 at 02:21 AM (#3123982)
Ulciro!
   6. Steve Sparks Flying Everywhere Posted: April 04, 2009 at 02:35 AM (#3123986)
In the Ken Burns series they talked about a pitcher who used to have ulcers. IIRC they would give him some milk and then he would go pitch. I can't remember his name though.
   7. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: April 04, 2009 at 04:02 AM (#3124006)
I had an ulcer when I was 52, caused by some sort of bacterial infection. They cauterized it and I was back at work within 3 or 4 days. Got to see the last two Atlanta games of the World Series while recovering. Talk about medical advances---if I'd had that same ulcer 20 years before that, they wouldn't have known the cause of it, and they would have cut me up and put me on a milk diet. Another reason why the Good Old Days weren't sometimes really all that hot.
   8. An Athletic in Powderhorn Posted: April 04, 2009 at 04:16 AM (#3124009)
In the Ken Burns series they talked about a pitcher who used to have ulcers. IIRC they would give him some milk and then he would go pitch. I can't remember his name though."


Ron Necciai?
   9. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: April 04, 2009 at 04:20 AM (#3124011)
It was the WBC!!!!

Tim Kurkjian just advanced this notion.
   10. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: April 04, 2009 at 04:21 AM (#3124012)
I had an ulcer when I was 52, caused by some sort of bacterial infection. They cauterized it and I was back at work within 3 or 4 days. Got to see the last two Atlanta games of the World Series while recovering. Talk about medical advances---if I'd had that same ulcer 20 years before that, they wouldn't have known the cause of it, and they would have cut me up and put me on a milk diet. Another reason why the Good Old Days weren't sometimes really all that hot.

My grandfather's ulcers were treated with pretty significant doses of radiation (this was the 50s, when you could get your feet X-Rayed at the shoe store). One suspects that this might have had something to do with the cancer that killed him fifteen years later.
   11. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: April 04, 2009 at 04:29 AM (#3124016)
(this was the 50s, when you could get your feet X-Rayed at the shoe store)

...and you could microwave leftovers by setting them in front of your television.
   12. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 04, 2009 at 04:52 AM (#3124022)
In the Ken Burns series they talked about a pitcher who used to have ulcers. IIRC they would give him some milk and then he would go pitch. I can't remember his name though.


Oscar Madison.
   13. GotowarMissAgnes Posted: April 04, 2009 at 04:54 AM (#3124023)
The next time somebody complains about the high cost of health care, offer them the treatments that were available in 1950 at 1950 prices, and see which they pick.
   14. Jonathan Gaston Sees You When You're Sleeping Posted: April 04, 2009 at 11:00 AM (#3124067)
Cleveland got its revenge on Ichiro... all is going according to plan.
   15. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 04, 2009 at 12:33 PM (#3124077)
When my brother was 11 he kept getting sore throats of varying severity and my dad was getting disgusted. The doc suggested that getting rid of the tonsils might help.

So they did it in the doctor's office.

With nothing to numb anything.

And my father never let my brother forget what a "baby" he was for crying.

1933 medicine....
   16. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: April 04, 2009 at 12:48 PM (#3124080)
When I was a kid (late 60's/early 70's), they used to drill our teeth with no novocain. Now, when I bring my kids in, before the novocain they numb the point of injection with a topical, and sometimes administer a little gas as well.
   17. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: April 04, 2009 at 01:21 PM (#3124091)
   18. frannyzoo Posted: April 04, 2009 at 01:47 PM (#3124102)
Chances of me clicking on the link just above: zero.
   19. BFFB Posted: April 04, 2009 at 01:54 PM (#3124105)
When I had my tonsils out in the early 90's when I was 12 the hospital gave me ice cream and it was strawberry flavored, the bastards
   20. RJ in TO Posted: April 04, 2009 at 01:59 PM (#3124107)
When I had my tonsils out in the early 90's when I was 12 the hospital gave me ice cream and it was strawberry flavored, the bastards

Strawberry ice cream? You coddled little bastard. Back in my day, we got green jello, flat ginger ale, and a sack beating. And if we complained, they gave us more.

EDIT: Considering my incredible ability to injure myself in tragi-comic ways as a child (tragic to me, funny to everyone else), I am extremely grateful that I'm too young to have been subject to the sort of medicine enjoyed by Harveys' brother.
   21. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 04, 2009 at 02:15 PM (#3124116)
Ryan:

Then I take it you don't want to read about the accident at the lumberyard??
   22. RJ in TO Posted: April 04, 2009 at 02:20 PM (#3124120)
Harveys,

Seeing as how I just ate, I think I can safely pass on that story for now. Of course, leaving it to my imagination probably isn't a good idea either.
   23. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 04, 2009 at 02:37 PM (#3124128)
Ryan:

When my dad was a boy out working the fields with my grandfather, uncle and a work crew my uncle got his head stuck between the wagon and one of the wheels. As my uncle cried and begged for help my grandfather laughed and then ordered everyone to kick my uncle from behind as punishment for "being so g#ddamn stupid". Since it was my grandfather's wagon he refused to cut away any part of the wagon and instead the crew yanked my uncle free.

One ear was permanently disfigured and the hair never really grew back on one side.
   24. bunyon Posted: April 04, 2009 at 02:47 PM (#3124134)
Misirlou, you missed out by just a few years. My first dental work involved enough gas to kill most full grown men. They actually had to postpone my procedure for a few hours until I came down enough to not laugh hysterically anytime anyone got a needle within a foot of me. I laughed for hours. I still sometimes dream of it. I think I could get addicted to nitrous. Good stuff.
   25. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: April 04, 2009 at 03:05 PM (#3124153)
The weirdest phase of dentistry was when sometime around 1960 they deadened the pain by blasting your mouth full of some sort of silicone. It worked pretty well, but about every 30 seconds you'd feel as if your open mouth had been shoved into a fine grained sandbox.
   26. RJ in TO Posted: April 04, 2009 at 03:10 PM (#3124157)
Harveys,

That story is both awful and hilarious. To make it even more entertaining to me, I could see my grandfather doing the exact same thing to my uncle if he got himself into a similar predicament - even now.

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