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Chamberlain being released from hospital

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 25, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brian Cashman talked to Joba Chamberlain’s doctor this morning and found out Chamberlain will, in fact, be released from the hospital today. That was the plan yesterday, but it became definite today.

“Things are going as good as could be expected, as I understand it,” Cashman said. “… He’s a healer. He gets hurt, but his healing process is really significant. I’m counting on that in this case too. That’s why my heart and my gut tells me he’s going to be OK, and I hope I’m right on that. I can count on the history of, he’s had a lot of stuff take place and he resolves it.”

Chamberlain will be in a cast for six weeks, and after that he’ll be in a weight-bearing boot. The fact he’s being released from the hospital means the doctors believe there is a minimal risk of infection, which is a concern with this sort of injury. Cashman said that risk of infection still exists to some extent, but it grows less and less day-by-day.

“There’s a limit of what we can give in terms of absolutes, and there’s a spectrum of risk to optimism,” Cashman said. “We’re not in a position to give absolutes that this is going to be a definite one way or the other.”

So far, though, things are trending toward the positive.

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74 Responses to “Chamberlain being released from hospital”

  1. Betsy March 25th, 2012 at 11:53 am

    That’s very good news, but it’s way too early to speculate what it means for Joba’s potential return. I still think based on what I’ve read it’s a long shot, but we’re just going to have to wait and see.

    I don’t think Garza is a #2 pitcher (I’m replying to an earlier post from Blake) at all in the AL East; he was a mid 4 ERA’s type. If Phil becomes a #2 types starter, then if the Yankees trade him because of budgetary concerns, they become no different than the A’s. There is no guarantee that any of their young pitchers will be successful at all, nevermind to the leve of a #2 starter. If they really thnk he’s turned a corner, perhaps they can lock Phil up relatively cheaply. If they prefer to wait, then all I can do is hope they do not become the A’s

  2. blake March 25th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    “I don’t think Garza is a #2 pitcher (I’m replying to an earlier post from Blake) at all in the AL East; he was a mid 4 ERA’s type. ”

    Except that he pitched in the AL east for 3 years (on a team that had to face both the Yankees and Red Sox) and had a sub 4 era in all three years ;)

  3. blake March 25th, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Get well Jobber! We are pulling for you

  4. MaineYankee March 25th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Betsy

    For them to become like the A’s they would need to trade all their young players as they get expensive not just Hughes.

  5. stuckey March 25th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Randy, your assessment Pineda’s CU is your own, and by all indications one not shared by the NYY organization. So YOUR subjective opinion of his ability to throw it (or mine, for that matter) is beside the point.

    I’ll repeat. You’re discredited the success he’s had with the pitch this spring, disqualifying the results as irrelevant because it isn’t regular season ML pressure.

    So I’ll ask the simple question again, and try to keep in mind this has NOTHING to do with your’s and my personal opinions.

    Objectively, how do the NNY organization determine it is ready if he’s only throwing it in spring-training-like non-ML situations (AAA)?

    What criteria do they use to determine, despite not meeting the threshold YOU’VE established, that the pitch is ready?

  6. stuckey March 25th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Betsy, the NY Yankees have three times the payroll of the Oakland A’s.

    Do you really think that’s a fair comparison?

    Wouldn’t having a $67m payroll and doing as you describe make them like the A’s?

  7. Frozen Rope March 25th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    enough about joba who cares? he’s been a non-entity for awhile now, long before he got hurt. he was just another flash in the pan and poorly handled pitching prospect.

  8. MaineYankee March 25th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    randy

    Your dislike for Cashman is very evident.

    If you want your rant about what it is you dislike about him to be more credible it needs to start out with ” I know”, not “I think”.

    I think too but it doesn’t mean I’m right. Even though I know I am. :D:

  9. Villa Nova-Ya March 25th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Best wishes for a steady recovery for Joba. It certainly looks better today than it did 2 days ago. N one knows what lies ahead, but this is a step is a positive direction for him.

  10. m March 25th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I said it last night and I think Betsy means the sane thing, the A’s get rid of young players (esp pitchers) well before they have to pay them.

    Phil is making $3M, may go up to $6M. Still very affordable for the Yankees.

    The Yankees are different because they keep the players they truly like.

    Best wishes, Joba!

  11. m March 25th, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    *the A’s also do it to maximize the return in cheap talent.

    The primary goal of the Yankees is to maximize the return of the the major league roster.

  12. jacksquat March 25th, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    I think Justin Maxwell not being in RF and not listed as second squad is not a good sign. If they were considering possibly keeping him I think they’d want to see a lot more plate appearances. They know Nunez is making the team.

  13. MaineYankee March 25th, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    randy

    i don’t proof read when i send in posts. takes too long.

    ————————————————————

    That’s why I keep mine short and sweet. It takes less time to proof read.

  14. Betsy March 25th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Yeah, I know that Maine, but if Phil becomes really good and they trade him because they can’t afford him or they think they can’t, then IMO they are starting down a path that I’m not eager to see.

    Stuckey, that is not the point and you’re too smart not to know it. M is right.

    Blake, I was wrong about the ERAs, but I don’t consider 3.91 and 3.95 ERAs to be that of #2 starters. Garza regressed in 2009/2010.

  15. BD (Boston Dave) March 25th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Garza was pretty darn good for the AL East.

    Arguing over a guy being a 2, a 3, etc is tough.

    But he was really good and I remember him shutting down the Sox lineup on multiple occasions.

  16. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 25th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    YF – it looks like our prayers worked. ;)

    ***************

    randy, although I don’t think I ever came out and said you were a liar, I guess my saying that I either disbelieve some of your stuff or that I believe you exaggerate greatly at times is the equivalent. I would have to scour the earth to check on all of your stories, so I think I will just be content thinking what I think – whatever that may be. You’re a little too pushy about my going to the Pawsux. I wouldn’t put it past you to find a way to get in touch with Allen, through people who may know him well, and coach him on what to say.

    Why you feel the need to mention me at all in your posts is beyond me. (“i’m just trying to bait him into butting heads with trisha and keeping her busy .

    for me that’s a win /win situation :) ” )

    You constantly preach to others that you don’t read 90% of what is posted here and encourage others to do the same thing. If would appear that you are like white on rice in terms of my posts. Very odd for someone who professes to have such dislike for another person. Is it that you just can’t get me out of your system? Notice that your name is nowhere in sight in my posts – unless I am directing them to you, which of course is a few and far between proposition.

    **************

    Craw, I absolutely agree with you that randy is on top of the list of forum instigators.

  17. randy l. March 25th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    “The fact he’s being released from the hospital means the doctors believe there is a minimal risk of infection,”

    it’s my belief that the hospital is the place where the greatest risk of infection would be.

    http://www.acinetobacter.org/

    it’s my understanding that acinetobacter is in every hospital in the us.

    this is just one infection risk.

    getting out of the hospital asap is just plain smart.

  18. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 25th, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    And it is entirely disingenuous for you to talk about forum peace. For you to do that with any credibility, you’d have to show the ability to stay away from snide little shots at people, mostly blindsides.

    I haven’t seen that day yet.

  19. stuckey March 25th, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Betsy,

    But the reason the A’s get rid of young players is because they can’t afford to ANYONE.

    The reason the Yankees MAY not hold onto a player like Hughes (which is not definite and still speculative) isn’t because they won’t pay anyone, it’s because they’re already paying many other players a LOT.

    Arod, Tex, and Sabathia ALONE make more than the A’s entire 40-MAN roster.

    Jeter, Rivera, Soriano, Cano, Swisher and Granderson are another combo that make more than the A’s entire 40-man.

    And 3 of those players are due big raises in the near future.

    Isn’t the REASON why the Yankees MAY have to divest themselves of certain players (the reason being they pay SOOOO much for their other players ) relevant to the comparison?

  20. Betsy March 25th, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    BD, he was very good in 2007 and 2008; IMO, he wasn’t that great in the subsequent years. Phil will have to pitch to a lower ERA than 3.91 or 3.95 to have any chance of remaining with the team.

  21. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 25th, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    jerkface, when you’re around, I’d be interested in your take on Pineda at this point in time. I think he’s just looking better and better. Except for the possibility of having him for additional time by sending him down, I’d say he’s a lock for the rotation.

    Thanks.

  22. Bret The Hitman March 25th, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I wouldn’t put it past you to find a way to get in touch with Allen, through people who may know him well, and coach him on what to say.

    ————————

    So a complete stranger to Neil Allen is going to find a way to get in touch will Neil Allen and “coach” Neil Allen to make up stuff in order to dupe another complete stranger just so the first complete stranger can prove a point on a random baseball message board.

    And what if an extremely confused look passes over Neil Allen when faced with this totally random, obscure and outright bizarre proposition and says, “You want me to do what? For who? To who? Why? Um… don’t bother me I’ve got a job to do.”

    Then what Scooby Doo?

  23. mick March 25th, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Except for the possibility of having him for additional time by sending him down,
    =============================
    another reason he or nova could go down

  24. randy l. March 25th, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    “Craw, I absolutely agree with you that randy is on top of the list of forum instigators.”

    trisha,

    so have you lined up your tickets yet to go to the pawtucket/ durham game in a few weeks to test your theories?

  25. Betsy March 25th, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Stuckey, but the point is that that never stood in the Yankees way; they’ve always paid their players a lot (in part because for some reason, unlike the Sox, they NEVER get any home town discounts). George wanted to win badly enough that he was willing to spend whatever it took (no, I’m not nominating him for sainthood; for a really long time, he was a bad owner despite that). Hal wants to win, but he’s going to run his franchise more like a regular business. WE might have to wait a bit to see how it turns out , but he’s already turned Cashman’s requests down for certain players because they don’t fit the budget. If he starts insisting on cheaper, younger players because they are cheaper – over more expensive and better players, then we’ll know more about where we stand.

  26. Yankee Trader March 25th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Randy-

    I would think that Chamberlain will be getting IV antibiotics as an outpatient.

  27. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 25th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    “So a complete stranger to Neil Allen is going to find a way to get in touch will Neil Allen ”

    Read my post again. Nobody said anything about a complete stranger.

    I’m not fighting with you bret, not today, not ever. So this will be the last I post to you on this.

    Also, randy himself agreed that people shouldn’t be butting into other peoples’ posts on this forum when a post is addressed to a certain person.

    You might want to take heed of that.

  28. sevrox March 25th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Nuney going to replace Swishey after the latter’s contract runs out? If given enough at-bats, Nuney might prove to be a better offensive player in the long run.

  29. 4 NYY March 25th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Joba came on the scene like a bat out of hell and pleased us to no end.

    Now, he’s in a tough spot. But, I think he will be coming back to us next year. ( if he has no serious setbacks ) JMO Who knows, maybe even by the end of this season. I hope the Yanks are more than fair to him.

    Good luck Joba !!!

  30. Bret The Hitman March 25th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    So basically your theory about Randy’s lack of connection to Neil Allen is flimsy and full of holes.

  31. mick March 25th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    # mick March 25th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    i think it’s a simplistic ” pitching wins championships”.
    ===============================
    seems like a good starting point.

    i remember many times hearing yankee hitters in post game say when the pitching comes around we will be fine. every team has hitters, not every team has a good staff. they are harder to find and are paid more for it.

  32. mick March 25th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Also, randy himself agreed that people shouldn’t be butting into other peoples’ posts on this forum when a post is addressed to a certain person.
    ===========================
    trish, you know that’s a pipe dream

  33. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 25th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    mick – big time.

  34. Bret The Hitman March 25th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    And so Randy is an incomplete stranger to Neil Allen you guess. Is that right? Does that make him a friend? Or are you suggesting 5 degrees of separation from Neil Allen as opposed to 6 degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon? Or maybe 2 or 3 degrees of separation.

    That Randy is pretty crafty.

  35. stuckey March 25th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Betsy, as a regular forum member I’m going to assume you’re versed in the financial incentives for the NY Yankees to get to $189m in 2014.

    I’m also going to assume you’re aware the Yankees payroll, despite perceptions otherwise, has remained essentially static since 2005 (when it was #208m, meaning it hasn’t risen significantly during that time, 2005 is in fact higher than this and last year’s payroll)

    http://www.baseballprospectus......age_id=146

    My point is, if the Yankees were like the A’s, they’d trade CC Sabathia. They’d trade Cano. They wouldn’t sign Rivera past 2013 if he chooses to come back. They wouldn’t have gotten anywhere near Kuroda.

    My sense is you’re making the comparison in a derogatory fashion, and just asking if you really think the situations are the same?

  36. mick March 25th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    everybody puts their .02 cents in wherever and whenever they want in here….that’s the beauty of this place…no need for etiquette or political correctness, it’s a zoo or circus , take your pick…

  37. GreenBeret7 March 25th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    randy l. March 25th, 2012 at 12:23 pm
    “The fact he’s being released from the hospital means the doctors believe there is a minimal risk of infection,”

    it’s my belief that the hospital is the place where the greatest risk of infection would be.

    http://www.acinetobacter.org/

    it’s my understanding that acinetobacter is in every hospital in the us.

    this is just one infection risk.

    getting out of the hospital asap is just plain smart.

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    There is a Nurse Karloff stalking the halls of every hospital. That alone should make people want to run from the hospitals as fast as possible.

  38. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 25th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Well it’s certainly not a bastion of maturity, though I would say the majority of the posters here exhibit the ability to be both mature and congenial.

  39. randy l. March 25th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    “randy, although I don’t think I ever came out and said you were a liar, I guess my saying that I either disbelieve some of your stuff or that I believe you exaggerate greatly at times is the equivalent.”

    here’s your post trisha:

    trisha – true pinstriped blue March 15th, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    “randy – I don’t believe you know neil allen. Just thought I’d tell you that. I find you to be one of the biggest bragging blowhards I’ve every come across.”

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/201.....nt-2172267

  40. mick March 25th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    maybe randy and trish need to get a room?

  41. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 25th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    The post proves what? Exactly what I said. I’ve never used the word “liar” but I have said I disbelieve some of your stuff or that I believe you exaggerate greatly.

  42. Bret The Hitman March 25th, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I’m simply baffled by the way Randy has a connection to Neil Allen without really having a connection to Neil Allen and he can get Allen to do stuff while pulling puppet strings from behind the Internet curtain…kind of like the Wizard of Oz. So Randy is not connected to Neil Allen but he can influence him to pull a prank on an unsuspecting LOHUD blog poster who goes by “Trisha”.

    Neil Allen must be one bored son of a ….

  43. Betsy March 25th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Stuckey, I never said they were exactly the same, but I stand by what I said. If they start making decisions to trade good players (or not re-sign them) strictly on a financial basis, then that is LIKE the A’s. It’s an analogy that really works – it doesn’t mean the Yankees have to be exactly like the A’s. The point is that the decision making process would be very similiar and I’m not looking forward to that day……IF it comes. It’s too early to say right now that this is going to be the case, so I’m not going to spend anytime worrying about it.

  44. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 25th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    mick – there’s no need for that. Thanks.

  45. CompassRosy March 25th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Larry Stone, with his typical voice of reason, says it could be years before a “winner” of the trade is declared…

    http://tinyurl.com/7yvh62a

    And, while I would agree, I continue to hope that both sides feel they were the winners for years to come.

    ****
    Looks like the ‘phants of Oaktown were able to overcome their jetlag much easier then the sailors of Seatown ;) interesting that the M’s / Tigers drew almost twice the attendance of the A’s / Giants – even though the Tokyo Dome is the Giants home stadium. I guess Ichiro is a bigger draw than the hometown team :)

    *****
    Good to hear the positive news on Joba!
    Here’s to his continued healing progress and staving off infection.

  46. mick March 25th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    trish, i believe i have seen you use the word liar to randy…not that that is the end of the world.

  47. randy l. March 25th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    “There is a Nurse Karloff stalking the halls of every hospital. That alone should make people want to run from the hospitals as fast as possible.”

    gb7-

    that too.

    all kidding aside, it’s my understanding that the acinetobacter things started when they threw too many iraq wounded soldiers in really bad conditions and shot them full of antibiotics. a resistance was formed and when the soldiers came back to the VA hospitals in the U.S. and then spread to every hospital in the country.

    it’s also my understanding they are trying to keep it quiet.

  48. Bret The Hitman March 25th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Randy, you’re no liar… I just disbelieve 99% of the things you say. So you’re more like a full time non-truth teller and a part time baseball conversationalist. No hard feelings though.

  49. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 25th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    mick – I don’t believe I have. But I guess some people totally missed the meaning of my post.

    “randy, although I don’t think I ever came out and said you were a liar, I guess my saying that I either disbelieve some of your stuff or that I believe you exaggerate greatly at times is the equivalent.”

    So I have said that even if I didn’t use the word, what I have said is basically the equivalent. I was giving him his due there.

    Now I am not discussing this with anyone else here and the discussion is over. Only because randy has continued to bring it up did I address it today.

  50. Stoneburner March 25th, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    CompassRosy March 25th, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    Larry Stone, with his typical voice of reason, says it could be years before a “winner” of the trade is declared…

    http://tinyurl.com/7yvh62a

    And, while I would agree, I continue to hope that both sides feel they were the winners for years to come.

    *******

    Compass – You get my vote for post of the year! Pretty much sums up everything – wait and see is the best approach before reacting – or in some cases – overreacting. . . .

  51. randy l. March 25th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    “I’ve never used the word “liar” ‘

    trisha-

    that would be true :)

    but seriously, if you want to talk with neil about baseball, he’s pretty approachable.

    wear your yankee hat. ask him what i think of the red sox if you want a humorous response.

  52. mick March 25th, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    So Randy is Big Fish.
    Anybody here seen that movie?

  53. GreenBeret7 March 25th, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    As long as Hughes wins, he’ll be in NY. this dreamed up 3.91-3.95 ERA is ridiculous. Pettitte seems to have had a pretty long Yankee career with a 3.98 Yankee ERA.

  54. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 25th, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    randy, I totally don’t trust you with the football – lucy.

    The minute I respond with any kind of friendliness or civility, you pull the football away.

    I’m sure you understand my wariness.

  55. randy l. March 25th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    “Randy, you’re no liar… I just disbelieve 99% of the things you say. So you’re more like a full time non-truth teller and a part time baseball conversationalist. No hard feelings though.”

    well, gee brett, thanks for the endorsement :)

  56. mick March 25th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    trish, why couldn’t randy know neil allen?

  57. stuckey March 25th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Betsy,

    So your position is, even if the yankees have to forfeit potentially $40m a year in a profit sharing rebate, and bypass their chance to reset their luxury tax rate from 50% to $17.5m (details here: http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_.....ending-big), you think they should turn a blind eye to that and resign all their players, even if just means being over the figure they need to get to ($189m) by just a few million?

    Let me make it simpler: if the difference between getting $40m a year back and resetting their luxury tax down to 17.5% is Phil Hughes salary, do you still advocate the Yankees resigning Phil Hughes?

  58. mick March 25th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    randy, I totally don’t trust you with the football – lucy.
    ===============
    kind of the way sanchez feels about tebow?

  59. Bret The Hitman March 25th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Well check this out…you’re not gonna believe this guys but my best friend’s father’s friend who pitched for the Yankees in the 1960′s knows Neil Allen as well.

    And I’m going to coach Neil Allen to pretend he knows some random guy named Randy so some random woman named Trisha will believe something that is not true.

    It will be HILARIOUS

  60. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 25th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    GB, I agree that Hughes will be with the Yanks. I think the most likely person to be sent down is Nova. I love the kid but he still has options. I am believing Pineda will break the rotation.

    Truth be told, I don’t really care who goes down and who stays up. Put the best out there, I’m happy.

  61. Stoneburner March 25th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    GreenBeret7 March 25th, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    As long as Hughes wins, he’ll be in NY. this dreamed up 3.91-3.95 ERA is ridiculous. Pettitte seems to have had a pretty long Yankee career with a 3.98 Yankee ERA.

    *******

    Pettitte was also money in the postseason for the most part – Hughes postseason performances will play a big factor as well – remember the Yanks were on the fence with Wang after ’07 and did not sign him to a longterm deal b/c of less than stellar postseasons – this before that fateful turn at third in Houston in ’08. . . .

  62. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 25th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    I’ve got the DVR going for today’s game. I hope we hand it to Detroit once again.

    Enjoy the game, all.

    :)

  63. mick March 25th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Big Fish (2003) – IMDb
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319061/Cached – Similar
    You +1′d this publicly. Undo
    Rating: 8.0/10 – 199,027 votes
    A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life.

  64. stuckey March 25th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Randy, are you bypassing a baseball discussion to talk about whether or not you are a liar?

    Still curious as to exactly how the Yankees determine when Pineda’s CU is ML ready?

  65. randy l. March 25th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    “trish, why couldn’t randy know neil allen?”

    mick-

    this is getting stupid.

    here’s a link of me in the mckechnie field bullpen in 1990:

    i know all kinds of players and coaches.

    it’s no big deal.

    i feel like obama having to come up with a birth certificate just to have a blog conversation without being called a liar :)

  66. Bret The Hitman March 25th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Now all I have to do is text my best friend who will then forward me his father’s phone number. Then I will call his father and ask him to get me in touch with this pitcher who knows Neil Allen. Then I will call this pitcher and explain that I am the best friend of his friend’s son and can I please have Mr. Allen’s number. Then I will call Neil Allen and explain that I know him because I’m the best friend of the son of the friend of a pitcher he knows and can he please pretend he knows some guy named Randy so that this guy named Randy can embarrass and humiliate this woman named Trisha.

    And Neil Allen will be like “SIGN ME UP BROTHER!!!

    You are one HILARIOUS PRANKSTER”

  67. randy l. March 25th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    whoops
    here’s the link
    http://inthedirt-baseball.blogspot.com/

  68. mick March 25th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    trish, i know mike stanley…

  69. mick March 25th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    whoops
    here’s the link
    http://inthedirt-baseball.blogspot.com/
    ==========================
    wait…is that randy or a young kurt russell?

  70. Bret The Hitman March 25th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Trish, and I am really the best friend of the son of this guy who knows a pitcher who knows Neil Allen.

  71. randy l. March 25th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    “Randy, are you bypassing a baseball discussion to talk about whether or not you are a liar?”

    stuckey-

    i’m busy , but i’ll get back to you on that change up thing :)

  72. GreenBeret7 March 25th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    randy l. March 25th, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    “There is a Nurse Karloff stalking the halls of every hospital. That alone should make people want to run from the hospitals as fast as possible.”

    gb7-

    that too.

    all kidding aside, it’s my understanding that the acinetobacter things started when they threw too many iraq wounded soldiers in really bad conditions and shot them full of antibiotics. a resistance was formed and when the soldiers came back to the VA hospitals in the U.S. and then spread to every hospital in the country.

    it’s also my understanding they are trying to keep it quiet.

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    Randy, that’s no real surprise, actually. That area of the world has some of the nastiest soil in the world. If it grows, it grows there. I’m talking bacteria. It contaminates everything, because the winds blow every day, seemingly. It gets in the food, even in the climate controlled mess halls, never mind the guys in the field that eat their meals in the open. Even the hospitals have issues. You can’t seal the buildings off. It’s not just sand. It’s dust that’s finer than talcum powder. It clogs everything from radiators to air conditioning systems. The vehicles that run on the paved highways still dump nearly 5 pounds of dust a day out of the air filter systems. The water is foul, the flies carry this stuff everywhere. It was cleaner in ?Vietnam than that area will ever be.

  73. mick March 25th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    trish…who do you know?

  74. GreenBeret7 March 25th, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Stoneburner March 25th, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    GreenBeret7 March 25th, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    As long as Hughes wins, he’ll be in NY. this dreamed up 3.91-3.95 ERA is ridiculous. Pettitte seems to have had a pretty long Yankee career with a 3.98 Yankee ERA.

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    Pettitte was also money in the postseason for the most part – Hughes postseason performances will play a big factor as well – remember the Yanks were on the fence with Wang after ’07 and did not sign him to a longterm deal b/c of less than stellar postseasons – this before that fateful turn at third in Houston in ’08. . . .

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    as good as Pettitte was in the PS, he had more than his share of really ugly games.

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