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Postby AdvRider » Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:05 pm

Not so fast, boys. I wear what are called toric lenses to correct astigmatism. Basically they are weighted just slightly and need to be inserted weightier side down as shown by a little green bar.

Now I'd bought these many times with delivery within a few days maybe a week. Last year, my optometist told me the manufacturer, Wesley Jensen, had changed its toric lens manufacturing process and delivery would take FOUR TO SIX WEEKS! Not to mention the backstabbers DOUBLED the price. <img src=/forums/images/smiles/kiss.gif>

So maybe there is something to Peavy's story. The whole eye care industry is rigged IMHO, with exams mandatory by law within 12 months before a prescription is filled.
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Postby davidmarver » Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:47 am

Well, it makes some sense; anyone who has watched Peavy pitch has watched him squint 100-125 times a game. That said, I'm not sure how good of an excuse it is, although he really has started pitching better of late. :-)
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Postby cookman » Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:27 pm

AdvRider wrote:Not so fast, boys. I wear what are called toric lenses to correct astigmatism. Basically they are weighted just slightly and need to be inserted weightier side down as shown by a little green bar.

Now I'd bought these many times with delivery within a few days maybe a week. Last year, my optometist told me the manufacturer, Wesley Jensen, had changed its toric lens manufacturing process and delivery would take FOUR TO SIX WEEKS! Not to mention the backstabbers DOUBLED the price. <img src=/forums/images/smiles/kiss.gif>

So maybe there is something to Peavy's story. The whole eye care industry is rigged IMHO, with exams mandatory by law within 12 months before a prescription is filled.


C'mon man. Even if it did take that long, which I have NEVER heard of and have been wearing contacts for 15 years, four to six weeks from spring training would have been in late April or early May. And with the Padres having several million invested in his contract and him being really the only Padres player worth anything, I would really think someone in the organization would somehow come up with a pair of contacts for him to wear. This guy is a MLB player. That is a ridiculously lame excuse. I'm sure it had nothing to do with his shoulder tendinitis or f'ed up mechanics.
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Postby mcliffy2 » Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:15 pm

Does it really matter what the reason is??? Bottom line, he is pitching better.
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Postby s221506 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:30 pm

What is up with these lame excuses?


Aug 27 The Associated Press reports San Diego Padres SP Jake Peavy (sinus) had a sub par outing Sunday, Aug. 27, giving up six runs on eight hits in 4 1-3 innings. He appeared to tire in the fifth inning. "Jake had good stuff early, but I think he just fatigued there," said Padres manager Bruce Bochy. "He had a sinus infection for a couple of days and it has taken a lot out of him."
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:14 pm

s221506 wrote:What is up with these lame excuses?


Aug 27 The Associated Press reports San Diego Padres SP Jake Peavy (sinus) had a sub par outing Sunday, Aug. 27, giving up six runs on eight hits in 4 1-3 innings. He appeared to tire in the fifth inning. "Jake had good stuff early, but I think he just fatigued there," said Padres manager Bruce Bochy. "He had a sinus infection for a couple of days and it has taken a lot out of him."


This is par for the course with Peavy. If you hear ANYTHING about him having a hangnail, sore neck or the sniffles you'll want to bench him. Happened about 4 times IIRC in 2005...haven't played close enough attention to him in 2006 as I only have him in one league and I need him badly enough to never bench him but it sounds like the same type of thing. He just doesn't play well if there's ANYTHING wrong with him. He'll go out and battle and not complain...but he'll pitch poorly and then Bochy will come out and say what was wrong with him afterward. I'm sure Peavy being the tough guy that he is gets a bit annoyed with Bochy always coming out and saying there was something wrong with him but that's just the way it's been at least since 2005.
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