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.