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Parker Hageman
09-11-2012, 11:00 PM
You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.com/content.php?1029-Mauer-sidelined-with-back-spasms

YourHouseIsMyHouse
09-12-2012, 01:00 PM
No Batting Title :(

nokomismod
09-12-2012, 01:05 PM
This is the first time I can remember him having back spasms/issues. Hopefully not a sign of things to come.

Boom Boom
09-12-2012, 01:11 PM
This is the first time I can remember him having back spasms/issues. Hopefully not a sign of things to come.

Back surgery is why he was a month late to start the season in 2009.

nokomismod
09-12-2012, 01:25 PM
I thought that was neck?

Parker Hageman
09-12-2012, 01:51 PM
Mauer said last night that this injury was the first time he's experienced back spasms, which is why he was so uncertain for today's game.

JB_Iowa
09-12-2012, 01:55 PM
According to wiki (and this actually jives with my memory so I didn't look farther), Mauer was diagnosed with an inflammation of the sacroiliac joint in March 2009. As we all recall, he was out until early May and then went on to have his MVP season.

Sacroiliac joints are in the lower back. (both sides of spine)

Boom Boom
09-12-2012, 01:59 PM
According to wiki (and this actually jives with my memory so I didn't look farther), Mauer was diagnosed with an inflammation of the sacroiliac joint in March 2009. As we all recall, he was out until early May and then went on to have his MVP season.

Sacroiliac joint is lower back.

He also had surgery earlier that offseason to remove a kidney stone.

JB_Iowa
09-12-2012, 02:12 PM
I'd forgotten about the kidney stone problem, Boom Boom.

For nokomismod, I think the neck problem was Morneau.

Montecore
09-12-2012, 02:57 PM
I've had back spasms (and side spasms). You can't play through them. Heating pads take at least 36 hours to work. Joe, you have my sympathy.

twinzgrl
09-12-2012, 06:56 PM
Tonight my son called and said, "Mom, you're still watching the Twins?" I replied, "Yes, I ALWAYS watch the Twins. I'm a Twin's fan." But, with no Joe it will be even harder to watch. I miss the days when people bitched about losing three straight in the playoffs to the Yankees.

snepp
09-12-2012, 07:04 PM
I miss the days when people bitched about losing three straight in the playoffs to the Yankees.

Ah, those were the days.


*daydream*

twinzgrl
09-12-2012, 07:30 PM
I am ambivalent about this topic. He can't really be blamed for what the young players are lacking when they get to the big leagues. He can't really be blamed for the horrendous pitching staff. But, we do have some really good players. They just rarely all seem to be able to put it together in the same game. Is that Gardy's fault? I'm not there day in and day out. So, I'm unsure....One thing I am sure of is that it absolutely sucks to be in last place. If hiring a new manager will bring us a respectable team again, then do it.

jokin
09-12-2012, 08:02 PM
I am ambivalent about this topic. He can't really be blamed for what the young players are lacking when they get to the big leagues. He can't really be blamed for the horrendous pitching staff. But, we do have some really good players. They just rarely all seem to be able to put it together in the same game. Is that Gardy's fault? I'm not there day in and day out. So, I'm unsure....One thing I am sure of is that it absolutely sucks to be in last place. If hiring a new manager will bring us a respectable team again, then do it.

Of course. They need to hold Gardenhire accountable as they should have at least six years ago. He's incompetent, stupid, and has been at the helm for two consecutive near-100 loss seasons. No players will play for him. I don't know how he got the job in the first place. There's not an organization on earth that would keep someone this awful on the job. I think he's created a climate of fear with the connivance of the media to treat him as if he's Sparky Anderson or something, some great guy who's also a winner. In actuality, he's a louse, and a loser. Minnesota nice be damned. He's a drag on this team and he needs a swift kick in the rear.

Holy (thread) Hijack!

70charger
09-12-2012, 10:04 PM
Cut it out with the thread hijacking.

Also, I get that Mauer is the focal point of the team and especially the team's media, and there's nothing wrong with reporting this. But it's kind of a non-story. If it were Doumit, I doubt it would have even been brought up. Chances are he takes a couple days off; he's been busy this year, and he's been catching steadily lately.

IdahoPilgrim
09-12-2012, 10:17 PM
Of course. They need to hold Gardenhire accountable as they should have at least six years ago. He's incompetent, stupid, and has been at the helm for two consecutive near-100 loss seasons. No players will play for him. I don't know how he got the job in the first place. There's not an organization on earth that would keep someone this awful on the job. I think he's created a climate of fear with the connivance of the media to treat him as if he's Sparky Anderson or something, some great guy who's also a winner. In actuality, he's a louse, and a loser. Minnesota nice be damned. He's a drag on this team and he needs a swift kick in the rear.

You shouldn't equivocate so much. Say what you really think.

JB_Iowa
09-13-2012, 08:47 AM
Cut it out with the thread hijacking.

Also, I get that Mauer is the focal point of the team and especially the team's media, and there's nothing wrong with reporting this. But it's kind of a non-story. If it were Doumit, I doubt it would have even been brought up. Chances are he takes a couple days off; he's been busy this year, and he's been catching steadily lately.


Has he been catching more steadily recently? I haven't really kept track. But if he has, the back spasms would seem to be a red flag -- especially when Terry Ryan says he could see him catching 100 games/season again sometime in the future.
http://www.twincities.com/twins/ci_21528681/minnesota-twins-joe-mauer-misses-second-straight-game

twinsnorth49
09-13-2012, 01:06 PM
A 6'5 230lb professional baseball player with back spasms? Stop the presses! What's next Niklas Backstrom with a sore groin? Adrian Peterson with a Charley Horse!

Athletes these days, pffft!

Riverbrian
09-13-2012, 07:07 PM
A 6'5 230lb professional baseball player with back spasms? Stop the presses! What's next Niklas Backstrom with a sore groin? Adrian Peterson with a Charley Horse!

Athletes these days, pffft!

A Canadian with Stitches?