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Postby Nomar4prez » Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:47 pm

[url]http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/stats/player.php?id=453973[/url]
Going to huge someday.
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Postby OhMrScottyTrav06 » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:48 pm

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Postby Fireball Express » Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:30 pm

That's what you get for for messing with mother nature.
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Postby HiddenIdentity » Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:46 pm

Fireball Express wrote:That's what you get for for messing with mother nature.


Mother laws, or mother freaking Ukrainians.

Its not exactly, but you get it.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:27 pm

Saw this on the Lightside. Made me laugh. I kind of feel sorry for the guy, but come on. Too much of a 'good thing' isn't 'good'. :-b
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:29 pm

so people don't have to open the link...
Man whose penile implant malfunctioned wins $400,000 in lawsuit
By Ray Henry, Associated Press Writer | June 23, 2006

PROVIDENCE, R.I. --A former handyman has won more than $400,000 in a lawsuit over a penile implant that has given him a 10-year erection.

Charles "Chick" Lennon, 68, received the steel and plastic implant in 1996, about two years before the impotence drug Viagra went on the market. The Dura-II is designed to allow impotent men to position the penis upward for sex, then lower it.

But Lennon can't position his penis downward. He can no longer hug people, ride a bike, swim or wear bathing trunks because of the pain and embarrassment, and wears a fanny pack across his front to hide his condition. He has become a recluse and is uncomfortable being around his grandchildren, his lawyer said.

In 2004, a jury awarded him $750,000. A judge called that excessive and reduced it to $400,000. On Friday, the Rhode Island Supreme Court affirmed that award in a ruling that turned on a procedural matter.

"I don't know any man who for any amount of money would want to trade and take my client's life," said Jules D'Alessandro, Lennon's attorney. "He's not a whole person."

A lawyer representing both Dura-II manufacturer Dacomed Corp. and the company's insurer declined to comment. Dacomed maintained that nothing was wrong with the implant. It filed for bankruptcy after the lawsuit was filed.

Lennon cannot get the implant removed because of health problems, including open-heart surgery, his lawyer said. Impotence drugs could not help Lennon even if he were able to have the device taken out because the drugs affect tissue that was removed to install the Dura-II, D'Alessandro said.

The implant consists of a series of plastic plates strung together with steel surgical wire, almost like a roll of wrapped coins. Springs press against the plates, creating enough surface tension to simulate an erection, D'Alessandro said.

An expert testified for Lennon at trial that the problem was caused because the springs weren't set properly or the surface of the plates allowed too much friction, D'Alessandro said.

Implants have become less common since Viagra and other impotence drugs were approved, said Dr. Theodore Ongaro, a clinical urologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He said most patients prefer swallowing a pill to surgery. Even when implants were more popular, they were a treatment of last resort, he said.

Dacomed was later acquired by a California company whose sales dropped when Viagra was introduced on the market. The company filed for bankruptcy the following year.

© Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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Postby Lofunzo » Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:42 am

"I don't know any man who for any amount of money would want to trade and take my client's life," said Jules D'Alessandro, Lennon's attorney. "He's not a whole person."


My GF read this and disagrees. :-B
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Postby theclefe » Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:56 am

I can only imagine a medeval suit of armor's gauntlet. Those armor plated fingers whould put so much friction in the junk. No wonder it locked up.

The worst part is that it can't come out. I would risk the surgery than live in misery.
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Postby soxfan364 » Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:05 am

Wow, and he lives right near me. This may be the funniest/saddest part "He can no longer hug people, ride a bike, swim or wear bathing trunks"
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:21 am

I'd add this to my list of "why I don't want a penile implant"
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