Monday, June 30, 2008
This Really Bothers Me
Sorry, but this really bothers me. If any player for Our Washington Nationals is hurt--why are we waiting until the situation gets far worse than anyone expected? Or wants to see? Why do we wait until all is lost?
The announcement late this afternoon that "The Most Thrilling Closer In The Game" is gone for the season is very disheartening. What made it worse is the rampant speculation from so called "experts" like Bob Carpenter on MASN claiming that Chad Cordero will be gone for a full two years. How does he know that? When he probably has zero contact with the situation. Our Washington Nationals have made no official announcement on the information coming out late this day. Sure, some reporters are told on background, but usually not the entire story.
Well known Los Angeles Surgeon Lewis Slocum is reportedly in line to perform surgery for a torn labrum in Our Number 32's right shoulder. A meeting is set for Thursday in California. The same injury Ryan Zimmerman has on his left shoulder. Yet, Dr. Slocum has yet to see Chad Cordero on this latest of injury news fronts. So who really knows?
Why is it that The Washington Post is reporting that "many" within the organization KNEW Chad Cordero was hurt all along, but didn't fess up to it? Even The Washington Times has chimed in. Well if someone high up in the organization KNEW--why was Our Number 32 NOT GIVEN a full checkup? Why was he sent to extended spring training knowing he may well be hurt?
Sorry, but that makes no sense to me. Is not Our Players Health of 100% importance?
Which brings up another point.
I can live with the injuries. I can live with so many that you just shake your head in wonder over the calamity of it all. But what I can't live with is the consistent inability to find out what is wrong with Our Players--in a timely manner--before said player is gone for year, maybe more.
Who is making these decisions?
If anyone in my family had an illness or injury--even a slightly sprained ankle--you can bet I would be making every single effort to find out the details, the prognosis, and the solutions to the end--for a healthy recovery. The African Queen would expect no less.
Yet, time after time after time--Our Washington Nationals consistently have an injured player announced as day to day, then week to week, eventually, some are out for the year. Cristian Guzman, Jose Guillen, Nick Johnson, John Patterson, Shawn Hill, Ryan Wagner, Dmitri Young, Brian Lawrence and Ryan Drese all come to mind. Now--it's Chad Cordero. Why do I have this feeling that Ryan Zimmerman is next?
It just makes no sense. No it really doesn't.
Hopefully, Chad Cordero will make a full and healthy recovery from whatever degree of torn labrum he may have. He is a pitcher. A tremendous amount of wear and tear is the norm. But, before all the speculation and rumor builds and the hype takes over--lets find out EXACTLY WHAT'S WRONG WITH "THE MOST THRILLING CLOSER IN THE GAME".
And after those facts are figured out--lets find out what's going on in determining injuries to players for Our Washington Nationals.
As Rickey Ricardo always told Lucy on the infamous "I LOVE LUCY!! Television Program of the 1950's--"There is some 'Splaining' to do." Yeah, there is. Like right now.
This whole situation really, really bothers me.
PS--This stunning late breaking news forced me to put off for another day The Baseball 101 For Women Story set to post this afternoon. Rest assured, that well needed feature is coming in the next day or two. At the same time, I could barely pay attention to Our Washington Nationals game tonight in Florida. Glad I really didn't after Big Jon Rauch gave it up BIG TIME in the 9th and 10th to lose the game.