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Seth Stohs
08-20-2013, 06:39 PM
About an hour before the game, the Twins decided to scratch Joe Mauer from the lineup because of dizziness. He took one round of batting practice and felt dizzy. Other observers noted that after a couple of foul tips off of the face mask yesterday, he looked a little wobbly and was conversing with the trainer and teammates.

Now, I absolutely think removing him from the lineup tonight was smart. It may create some alarm, and rightfully so. We don't want to jump to the conclusion that Mauer has a concussion, though the symptoms may point that way.

By tomorrow, I would personally put him on the 7 Day DL if they can. I wouldn't mess with it at all. This team isn't competing. They can't afford now to play as short-handed as they are. Obviously most important, if it is a concussion, that's a brain issue that absolutely needs to be addressed for baseball purposes, but also for well-being reasons.

Alex
08-20-2013, 06:49 PM
Agreed Seth. And even one of the things I thought that would have been another good reason for trading Morneau is the ability to save his health for future seasons by allowing him to play a bit more 1B.

E. Andrew
08-20-2013, 08:11 PM
Why, oh why, oh why did they have to call it dizziness. In this case, I would rather be lied to. Now I'm going to have to go to work tomorrow and listen to people throw another log in the 'Mauer's weak' fire.

drjim
08-20-2013, 08:53 PM
Why, oh why, oh why did they have to call it dizziness. In this case, I would rather be lied to. Now I'm going to have to go to work tomorrow and listen to people throw another log in the 'Mauer's weak' fire.

I doubt it. People don't really mock concussion symptoms anymore. Do they?

snepp
08-20-2013, 09:32 PM
I doubt it. People don't really mock concussion symptoms anymore. Do they?

Still plenty of clueless meatheads out there.

Ultima Ratio
08-20-2013, 09:39 PM
Still plenty of clueless meatheads out there.

What a wimpy defense. :p

snepp
08-20-2013, 09:48 PM
What a wimpy defense. :p


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old nurse
08-20-2013, 10:05 PM
Still plenty of clueless meatheads out there.

No doubt they were dropped on their heads as babies.

jorgenswest
08-20-2013, 10:13 PM
On DL.

snepp
08-20-2013, 10:23 PM
No doubt they were dropped on their heads as babies.

That's just part of the toughening up process. Rub some dirt on it and get back out there.