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Postby mocabeenow » Wed Nov 10, 2004 6:43 pm

What players have injured themselves in the offseason or spring training, miss the first month of the season, and still do well?

Should these players be avoided on draft day?

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Postby LBJackal » Wed Nov 10, 2004 6:45 pm

Nomar, Walker, Nevin, and Griffey are the ones that come to mind. Unless you're talking about Griffey, I wouldn't expect them to get injured. But I wouldn't expect them to be healthy either, if that helps :-o
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Postby mocabeenow » Wed Nov 10, 2004 6:52 pm

Walker is a guy that i have always loved. But i'm finally starting to learn to stay away...


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Re: Players who injure themselves like Berkman

Postby Pedantic » Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:13 pm

mocabeenow wrote:What players have injured themselves in the offseason or spring training, miss the first month of the season, and still do well?

Should these players be avoided on draft day?

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Prior had a tough time getting it going this year.
How good was Kent when he fell off his bike?

~Moc B-)


Wasn't Beltran injured for the first month or so of the season in '03?
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Re: Players who injure themselves like Berkman

Postby LBJackal » Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:01 pm

Pedantic wrote:
mocabeenow wrote:What players have injured themselves in the offseason or spring training, miss the first month of the season, and still do well?

Should these players be avoided on draft day?

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Prior had a tough time getting it going this year.
How good was Kent when he fell off his bike?

~Moc B-)


Wasn't Beltran injured for the first month or so of the season in '03?


I think he's looking for trends... that was only one season. Guys like Nomar, Nevin, Griffey, Walker have missed the start of the season more than once. At least I think nevin did.... didn't he dislocate the same shoulder two ST's in a row?
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Postby Lofunzo » Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:00 pm

I wouldn't avoid them but I would look to get good value by picking them later than normal. Just don't panic. I thought that I stole Nomar in the 3rd round and ended up cursing him all year.
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Re: Players who injure themselves like Berkman

Postby Pedantic » Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:25 pm

LBJackal wrote:
Pedantic wrote:
mocabeenow wrote:What players have injured themselves in the offseason or spring training, miss the first month of the season, and still do well?

Should these players be avoided on draft day?

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Prior had a tough time getting it going this year.
How good was Kent when he fell off his bike?

~Moc B-)


Wasn't Beltran injured for the first month or so of the season in '03?


I think he's looking for trends... that was only one season. Guys like Nomar, Nevin, Griffey, Walker have missed the start of the season more than once. At least I think nevin did.... didn't he dislocate the same shoulder two ST's in a row?


I didn't get the impression that's what he was asking, but come to think of it, his question is a bit confusing, to me, anyway.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Thu Nov 11, 2004 12:24 am

They should open an extension to the Hall of Fame and call it th Hall of Lame for those players who are so stupid and/or inept it requires history to take note.

Members should include:

1. Aaron "Be like Mike" Boone
2. Lance "Call me Terrell" Berkman
3. John "Irom my shirt while still wearing it" Smoltz
4. Matt "Can of dog food" Mantei
5. Rocco "Wiffle Ball" Baldelli
6. Jeff "Car Wash" Kent
7. Matt "Dress Shoes" Morris
8. Kevin "Rocky Balboa" Brown
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Nov 11, 2004 12:55 am

Shouldn't it be Lew "Irom my shirt while still wearing it" Ford? :-)
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Postby TheYanks04 » Thu Nov 11, 2004 1:11 am

No it was Smoltz.

Other winners:

Charlie Hough broke his pinky finger while shaking hands.

Mickey Tettleton went on the DL with a severe case of athlete's foot - caused by tying his shoes too tight.

Jim Corsi slipped coming out of the shower and sprained his wrist. Corsi has poor eyesight, wasn't wearing contacts, and misjudged his step.

Bob Stanley missed a couple of games slipping down the stairs while taking out the trash.

Ken Griffey Jr. got a sore back lifting boxes.

Ken Griffey Jr. missed a game after his protective cup slipped and pinched a testicle.

Carlos Perez broke his nose in a car accident....as he was trying to pass the team bus.

Tony Gwynn missed a couple of games after he smashed his thumb in the door of his luxury car. While going to the bank.

Rickey Henderson missed several games because of frost-bite. In August.

Vince Coleman missed the 1985 World Series when he got rolled up in the tarp machine.

Pascual Perez missed a start in Atlanta when he circled the city for more than two hours searching for the exit ramp from Highway 285 to Fulton County Stadium.

Kevin Mitchell strained a muscle while vomiting.

Pitcher Steve Foster injured his shoulder knocking over milk bottles during a segment with Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show."

Outfielder Bret Barberie missed a game when he accidentally rubbed chili juice in his eye.

Doc Gooden missed a start when Coleman "accidentally" hit him with a golf club in the Mets' clubhouse.

Pitcher Steve Sparks dislocated his shoulder while tearing a phone book in half, as he was trying to emulate a motivational speaker.

Reliever Larry Anderson strained a rib muscle getting out of a Jucuzzi.

Kent Hrbek missed the final 10 games of the 1990 season when he sprained an ankle while wrestling with a clubhouse attendant.

Florida's Randy Veres hurt his hand pounding on a hotel room wall trying to get the people in the next room to quiet down.

Greg Harris (Texas, pitcher) injured his shoulder trying to flick sunflower seeds into the stands from the bullpen.

Baltimore's Mark Smith was hurt when he stuck his hand in an air conditioner to see why it wasn't working properly.

Glenallen Hill missed a few games after falling out of his bed while having an arachnophobic dream about spiders. He dreamt that spiders were devouring him, jumped off his bed, fell through a glass table, and crawled through the shards of glass.
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