|Position||Red Sox CF||adidas New England RC 4th runner|
|Sports Hernia Diagnosis||April 20, 2010||April 20, 2010|
|Beginning of Symptoms||March 2010||November 2009, possibly 2007|
|Notable Previous Success That Will Likely End Up On Their Gravestone||4 HRs in one game, May 2, 2002||24th in Boston Marathon, 2008|
|Documented Source of Success||“self-confidence, open-mindedness, and teamwork”||balls, hard work, willpower, disdain for competitors|
|Notable Failure w/ Injury||Center Field, 1st Inning, April 16||Chevron Houston Marathon, January 17|
|Pain Comparison||Getting shot||Having your leg fall off|
|Recovery Impediment(s)||Age, “stubbornness,” playing hurt for a month||Reluctance to lose fitness or miss any time with injuries because that’s what JD Drew does|
|Temporary Factor to Delay Downtime||Blaming pain on kidney stones||Popping 8 ibuprofens a day for last 6 weeks|
|Recovery drink of choice||“Leaded” coffee||Mountain Dew Livewire|
|Replacements||Billy Hall, Darnell McDonald||Mike Bunker, Jon Healey|
|Surgery?||Trying to avoid…for now||Trying to avoid…for now|
|DL Minimum||15 days||42 days|
Obviously, if I’m actually talking about running twice in one week, it’s been a pretty rough week for me. I am not a Mike Cameron fan due to his repeat offenses for drug violations, but it is nice to know that someone else is fighting the same fight at the very same time. I am probably learning more about my injury now by reading Cameron articles than I did after two months of reading stuff on blogs and WebMD. Then again, WebMD doesn’t have any credibility because it doesn’t have sore glove hand listed as a legitimate medical condition.
Tonight’s loss was not at all surprising. Shut down by a former middle reliever and a very good performance by a starting pitcher. VMart is a GIDP machine, Bigelow Green Tea was advertised on television, and the run prevention defense faltered again. Conversely, last night was a good, well-fought game. Last night, as Pat mentioned, indicated that this team very well might not suck this year. However, then they mail it in during tonight’s game.
Wakefield out of the rotation is the best thing for the team.