Bailey getting a second opinion on thumb; surgery is a possibility

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    [QUOTE]By Peter Abraham, Globe Staff FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey will be in Cleveland on Tuesday to get a second opinion on his injured right thumb from Dr. Thomas Graham, a hand specialist and surgeon. Bailey was examined today in Boston. According to major league sources, the news was not good and Bailey may require surgery. It is not clear how long he would be out. Manager Bobby Valentine said today that the situation was a concern. "When a player is injured I always am very concerned and always try to make alternative plans. If he jumps right back in, then I’m pleasantly surprised," he said "When guys are hurt, they’re hurt and he couldn’t pitch for a couple of days, you know? I’m not sure how long." The Red Sox have Mark Melancon and Alfredo Aceves available to use as closers. The news is better on Josh Beckett. The righthander, who also has a thumb injury. saw Dr. Mark Bagg, a hand specialist in San Antonio, Texas, today. "If he needed to talk to me, he was going to talk to me. He didn’t talk to me, so I think he was fine," Valentine said Beckett is expected to start against the Tigers on Friday as scheduled.
    Posted by 2004Idiots[/QUOTE]

    Bailey is a guy that could make or break our chances.   Pap had become very predictable and certainly wasn't going to get what the Phils paid him from the Sox, but he was a guy who worked hard and wasn't injury prone throughout his career in Boston.

    The Bailey move will be interesting to watch.  Aceves may have to save us again, this time as closer.
     
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    This cements the NEED for Aceves in the bull-pen!

    As for Valentine's comment on "If he NEEDS to talk to me, .......????"   WOW!

    If I'm 2 days out from Opening Day, I don't leave something this big hanging!  What a joke!  There is something seriously wrong!  Primarily, Beckett being a complete and total a-hoooole!  For such a big & bad@$$ Texan, the guy sure feels a profound need to give himself a handicap (as in golf)!!!!  This guy is a punk & a coward!  It couldn't be that he just came in fat & lazy once again????

    OK...... Done venting!  He's our fat & lazy b astard, so I hope he sticks it to us, & has a GREAT YEAR!

    Come on Beck!   We love ya man, but shut the f up, quit the handicapping nonsense, pitch your arss off, quit the prima donna limo b.s., be a team player, & WIN!  Then......... We'll really love ya! Just like most of last year!
     
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    While I never liked paps, there was no doubt he would be there when called upon.

    This could be a MAJOR issue for the sawx. 

    You guys better hope that it's not an omen. The track record the past few years looms ominous.
     
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    [QUOTE]By Peter Abraham, Globe Staff FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey will be in Cleveland on Tuesday to get a second opinion on his injured right thumb from Dr. Thomas Graham, a hand specialist and surgeon. Bailey was examined today in Boston. According to major league sources, the news was not good and Bailey may require surgery. It is not clear how long he would be out. Manager Bobby Valentine said today that the situation was a concern. "When a player is injured I always am very concerned and always try to make alternative plans. If he jumps right back in, then I’m pleasantly surprised," he said "When guys are hurt, they’re hurt and he couldn’t pitch for a couple of days, you know? I’m not sure how long." The Red Sox have Mark Melancon and Alfredo Aceves available to use as closers. The news is better on Josh Beckett. The righthander, who also has a thumb injury. saw Dr. Mark Bagg, a hand specialist in San Antonio, Texas, today. "If he needed to talk to me, he was going to talk to me. He didn’t talk to me, so I think he was fine," Valentine said Beckett is expected to start against the Tigers on Friday as scheduled.
    Posted by 2004Idiots[/QUOTE]

    What on earth caused all these thumb injuries?  Little Jack Horner?
     
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    The thumb injuries were caused by the Ghost of Theo.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Bailey getting a second opinion on thumb; surgery is a possibility : What on earth caused all these thumb injuries?  Little Jack Horner?
    Posted by FenwayChuck[/QUOTE]

    Video games and pull tabs on Bud Lite

    The chicken grease can make these things very dangerous

     
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    Management ignored his medical history.
     
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    In response to "Re: Bailey getting a second opinion on thumb; surgery is a possibility": [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Bailey getting a second opinion on thumb; surgery is a possibility : Video games and pull tabs on Bud Lite The chicken grease can make these things very dangerous Posted by TBINFL[/QUOTE] This is at least the third time you've used this joke. Get new material.
     
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    Kudos to Sox management for their medical foresights...

    The dude is a hitter in the sportsmed world...and performed surgery on Kevin Youkilis back in 2010.
    Thomas Graham, M.D.Dr. Thomas Graham
    http://my.clevelandclinic.org/staff_directory/staff_display.aspx?doctorid=629

    ...an interesting development not lost on this observer. In the past the Sox medical staff, supervised by Dr. Thomas Gill, seemingly and rarely referred players to experts. One Jed Lowrie, upon recognizing the fault in this thinking, referred himself to a hand specialist who had just surgically repaired Orlando Hudson's hand. Lowrie's injury was grossly misdiagnosed by the Sox staff and in fact - not until he took the case into his own hands (no pun intended) was there a hopeful prognosis. Pablo Sandoval had a similar surgery last season and returned to full-strength quickly. Happily Mr. Lowrie appears fully recovered but only few would be willing to discuss how Dr. Gill and the Sox staff botched his injury.

    All that said to further state...this move by the Sox management team to terminate their working agreement with Dr. Thomas Gill and MGH is sensible and long overdue. I'm sure the players notice the difference. It is now important to resolve diagnosis quickly and get down the road to rehabilitation quickly. Kudos to Red Sox management for the change!
     
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    Mark Bagg
    Dr. Mark Bragg

    "As a result of his extensive military experience, Dr. Bagg has expertise in surgical reconstruction of complex upper extremity injuries, soft tissue coverage and burn reconstruction, which he brings to the Hand Center of San Antonio. His primary practice location will be at the North Central office in Stone Oak beginning on Oct 1, 2007."

    Given what Dr. Bragg's experience is? I would NOT be surprised if the visit IS related to soft tissue (blisters) issues Mr. Beckett has had.
     
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    [QUOTE]Dr. Mark Bragg "As a result of his extensive military experience, Dr. Bagg has expertise in surgical reconstruction of complex upper extremity injuries, soft tissue coverage and burn reconstruction, which he brings to the Hand Center of San Antonio. His primary practice location will be at the North Central office in Stone Oak beginning on Oct 1, 2007." Given what Dr. Bragg's experience is? I would NOT be surprised if the visit IS related to soft tissue (blisters) issues Mr. Beckett has had.
    Posted by WesternOregon[/QUOTE]

    Or maybe he didn't let the chicken cool enough........

     

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