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Joe Ryan hit by line drive ... X-rays negative


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Boy, I wish this season was over already ... almost a 'We can't have nice things No. 1741' post. Don't know if Ryan will go to the IL or if he will be 'day to day.' Or will they just shut him down for the season? Ugh, hope he's okay and can get in one more game. You can update here.

 

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12 hours ago, Nine of twelve said:

I'm glad there have been no ignorant posts about it being Ryan's fault that he let that ball hit him like there were when Buxton suffered a broken hand.

Ryan already has intimated that he should have been prepared for a comebacker...on every pitch. Something he and and is dad always worked on.....on he "feared" they will work on again. Jim Kaat would say the same....but then realize it's mostly a preventable accident and injury.....but it should be worked on [defensive position after releasing the pitch]. Just like Buxton needs to play smart in the outfield and be careful of inside pitches......to play another day in these 162 game seasons.

 

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Well, once in high school, practicing baseball in the gym (Vermont in spring, right?), coach Johnson hits a ball to an infielder (rubber balls -- Vermont in spring!).  Ball hits the kid's glove, ricochets up and catches him on the nose which immediately bursts into blood.

Never forget that old Coach:  "What're you doin'?  Throw 'em out!  Throw 'em out!"

I guess Ryan didn't have that coach.

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21 minutes ago, FritzDahmus said:

Ryan already has intimated that he should have been prepared for a comebacker...on every pitch. Something he and and is dad always worked on.....on he "feared" they will work on again. Jim Kaat would say the same....but then realize it's mostly a preventable accident and injury.....but it should be worked on [defensive position after releasing the pitch]. Just like Buxton needs to play smart in the outfield and be careful of inside pitches......to play another day in these 162 game seasons.

 

Agree. My sports "career" was very limited, but I did play Y rec league basketball in my 40's and was very inexperienced when I started. Consequently my pinky finger was broken in a scramble for a loose ball. After that I learned how to protect myself better and I believe that is a skill. It would explain why some players seemingly never get injured while for others it might be the opposite.

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1 hour ago, FritzDahmus said:

Ryan already has intimated that he should have been prepared for a comebacker...on every pitch. Something he and and is dad always worked on.....on he "feared" they will work on again. Jim Kaat would say the same....but then realize it's mostly a preventable accident and injury.....but it should be worked on [defensive position after releasing the pitch]. Just like Buxton needs to play smart in the outfield and be careful of inside pitches......to play another day in these 162 game seasons.

 

Don't "disagree" with you... but I think we have to all keep in mind that being prepared for a comebacker and being able to be in position to at least protect yourself are not always the same thing.  The batter and the speed at which the ball is "returned" to the pitcher are completely out of his control.

It's kind of hard to play "smart" as a pitcher (or hitter) defensively.  There are ways to put yourself in an even greater position of peril of course, but as a pitcher you have to accept a certain level of risk.

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1 hour ago, MN_ExPat said:

Don't "disagree" with you... but I think we have to all keep in mind that being prepared for a comebacker and being able to be in position to at least protect yourself are not always the same thing.  The batter and the speed at which the ball is "returned" to the pitcher are completely out of his control.

It's kind of hard to play "smart" as a pitcher (or hitter) defensively.  There are ways to put yourself in an even greater position of peril of course, but as a pitcher you have to accept a certain level of risk.

Agreed. A batted ball traveling at 100 miles per hour goes 146 feet per second. In front of the 60’6” rubber, Ryan had less than half a second to react and move his hand.

sure, drills and such… he can do things, just like hitters, but yeah, hard to find fault.

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I like this guy more after each interview.  He seems very candid and doesn't give those silly scripted responses. (e.g. "I was just looking for a pitch that I could hit.")

Was he apologizing for almost calling the wrist wrap "sh!t" or calling Baldelli "Skip"?  It seemed the latter.  I didn't know that was a no-no these days.

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1 hour ago, MMMordabito said:

I like this guy more after each interview.  He seems very candid and doesn't give those silly scripted responses. (e.g. "I was just looking for a pitch that I could hit.")

Was he apologizing for almost calling the wrist wrap "sh!t" or calling Baldelli "Skip"?  It seemed the latter.  I didn't know that was a no-no these days.

I think Rocco prefers to be called Rocco instead of Skip. 

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