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Poor Polanco has the flu

Postby rowe33 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:52 pm

I hope Polanco's ovaries have sufficiently recovered after his *entire week* off from the flu. Or maybe he should take this week off also, just to make sure he's feeling better.
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Re: Poor Polanco has the flu

Postby schmidty » Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:19 pm

Yeah, it is a long time off, isn't it. My job would give me a hard time if I tried to take more than a day or two off for the flu :-D Does anyone in DET know anything else ... is it a "near hospitalization due to dehydration" kind-of flu, or the typical "sneezy, drippy, coughy, fevery" we've all had at some point?

I have Polanco on my team and no back-up 2B and essentially punted 2B last week (luckily I didn't need it). Every day it sounded like he could be back the next.
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Re: Poor Polanco has the flu

Postby BillyHallDisciple » Mon Aug 20, 2007 4:24 pm

He doesn't normally strike me as a wuss, seems like he typically plays through pain and the Tigers need him right now pretty badly, so it must've been a hell of a flu. Easy to be skeptical, but sometimes even the flu can do a number on you.
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Re: Poor Polanco has the flu

Postby rowe33 » Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:04 pm

BillyHallDisciple wrote:He doesn't normally strike me as a wuss, seems like he typically plays through pain and the Tigers need him right now pretty badly, so it must've been a hell of a flu. Easy to be skeptical, but sometimes even the flu can do a number on you.


You must be thinking of a different Polanco as far as playing through pain. Pudge Rodriguez had the same flu and missed only 1 game despite playing a much tougher position. Maybe it just blindsided him but I still haven't heard of a pro baseball player missing an entire week for the flu before. So far this year:

The Flu = 6 games (so far!)
Sore thumb = 1 game
Strained lat = 4 games (yet somehow was ok to play in the All Star game)
Oblique strain = 2 games
Back stiffness = 1 game
Sore back = 1 game (he did manage to pinch hit once)

I'm just a bit frustrated because I lost an entire week of stats from the bum. Didn't help that I also have Chris B(astard) Young who enjoyed an outstanding 1 for 23 week IN my lineup but exploded for 5 home runs in 5 days when he grabbed pine for me last week.
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Re: Poor Polanco has the flu

Postby trollydodger » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:01 pm

rowe33 wrote:
BillyHallDisciple wrote:He doesn't normally strike me as a wuss, seems like he typically plays through pain and the Tigers need him right now pretty badly, so it must've been a hell of a flu. Easy to be skeptical, but sometimes even the flu can do a number on you.


You must be thinking of a different Polanco as far as playing through pain. Pudge Rodriguez had the same flu and missed only 1 game despite playing a much tougher position. Maybe it just blindsided him but I still haven't heard of a pro baseball player missing an entire week for the flu before. So far this year:

The Flu = 6 games (so far!)
Sore thumb = 1 game
Strained lat = 4 games (yet somehow was ok to play in the All Star game)
Oblique strain = 2 games
Back stiffness = 1 game
Sore back = 1 game (he did manage to pinch hit once)

I'm just a bit frustrated because I lost an entire week of stats from the bum. Didn't help that I also have Chris B(astard) Young who enjoyed an outstanding 1 for 23 week IN my lineup but exploded for 5 home runs in 5 days when he grabbed pine for me last week.


Impressive list of injuries ... you sure know your Polanco history!

To me, Polanco IS a wuss and pretty much has always been unable to play through nagging injuries (or in this case, flu). He has only exceeded 126 games in a season once in his career. His high in G is 144. I would expect him to miss a bunch more games before the season's over since he doesn't seem to want to participate unless he's at 100% health.
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Re: Poor Polanco has the flu

Postby BillyHallDisciple » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:19 pm

I stand corrected, I guess he is a wuss after all. :-X
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Re: Poor Polanco has the flu

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:05 am

trollydodger wrote:
rowe33 wrote:
BillyHallDisciple wrote:He doesn't normally strike me as a wuss, seems like he typically plays through pain and the Tigers need him right now pretty badly, so it must've been a hell of a flu. Easy to be skeptical, but sometimes even the flu can do a number on you.


You must be thinking of a different Polanco as far as playing through pain. Pudge Rodriguez had the same flu and missed only 1 game despite playing a much tougher position. Maybe it just blindsided him but I still haven't heard of a pro baseball player missing an entire week for the flu before. So far this year:

The Flu = 6 games (so far!)
Sore thumb = 1 game
Strained lat = 4 games (yet somehow was ok to play in the All Star game)
Oblique strain = 2 games
Back stiffness = 1 game
Sore back = 1 game (he did manage to pinch hit once)

I'm just a bit frustrated because I lost an entire week of stats from the bum. Didn't help that I also have Chris B(astard) Young who enjoyed an outstanding 1 for 23 week IN my lineup but exploded for 5 home runs in 5 days when he grabbed pine for me last week.


Impressive list of injuries ... you sure know your Polanco history!

To me, Polanco IS a wuss and pretty much has always been unable to play through nagging injuries (or in this case, flu). He has only exceeded 126 games in a season once in his career. His high in G is 144. I would expect him to miss a bunch more games before the season's over since he doesn't seem to want to participate unless he's at 100% health.


or it could be that the Tigers dont want to risk losing his bat for an extended period of time by pushing him when he has a stiff back or sore whatever :-? ...if the guy is sick, he's sick...not everyone has the same immune system...i'm sure he wants to be out there but if he feels he cant go, what can you do
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