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Harper out until at least July with Surgery

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#1 gunnarthor

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 04:23 PM

Bummer for Nats fans.

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 04:45 PM

Let's see if they want Willingham back ;)
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#3 Linus

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 06:34 PM

15 day dl to out until July. Damn Twins medical staff.

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 02:08 AM

If it was the Twins medical staff he'd be day-to-day until July then require a thumb amputation.

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:45 AM

Another reason not to slide head first. I'd bench every player that did it until they stopped.
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Posted 29 April 2014 - 10:37 AM

Another reason not to slide head first. I'd bench every player that did it until they stopped.


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 08:37 AM

Yes. Until he stopped sliding head first (after I told him not to). I want him on the field and healthy.....this isn't about false hustle or other silly stuff, this is about keeping your best player on the field.
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Posted 30 April 2014 - 12:07 PM

Yes. Until he stopped sliding head first (after I told him not to). I want him on the field and healthy.....this isn't about false hustle or other silly stuff, this is about keeping your best player on the field.


If done properly, a head first slide actually gets you to the base faster than a feet first slide. There's at least one catastrophic injury per year from sliding feet first as well. Sliding in any manner is more apt to cause injury than running without sliding, so why slide anyway?

Obviously being silly with the comp, but it's a slippery slope you're discussing here, especially when there is actually a positive effect of sliding head-first if it's done properly.
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