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doublem23
10-04-2010, 02:59 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs/2010/news/story?id=5648242

Nellie_Fox
10-04-2010, 03:13 PM
I think if this kid gets tapped on the head with a pencil his career will be over.

Foulke You
10-04-2010, 03:16 PM
It is not my intention to open up the Thome debate again, but it was a very important move by GM Bill Smith to add Jim to their team in the offseason knowing that Morneau has been on the DL a lot the last few years. There is a good chance this AL Central division race would have been closer had he not chosen to make that signing to bolster their bench. They lost a prolific left handed slugger in Morneau near the all star break and were able to replace him in the lineup with another left handed slugger in Thome from their bench. I'm not suggesting Thome is the same type of hitter as Morneau, but from a production standpoint, they didn't lose too much.

Foulke You
10-04-2010, 03:18 PM
I think if this kid gets tapped on the head with a pencil his career will be over.
I believe they are on the hook for another $40 million over the next 3 years for him too because they signed him to a lengthy extension a few years back.

ewokpelts
10-04-2010, 03:19 PM
i dont feel bad about this at all.

Nellie_Fox
10-04-2010, 03:20 PM
i dont feel bad about this at all.I feel bad that it could affect his quality of life forever.

tstrike2000
10-04-2010, 04:03 PM
I feel bad that it could affect his quality of life forever.

It seems like they're coming out with more and more scientific evidence about what concussions can do. One report I read said many concussions could even be misdiagnosed as Lou Gehrig's disease because of affects on the nervous system.

1989
10-04-2010, 05:53 PM
His season was over when he said 'could' make it back by the ALCS

asindc
10-04-2010, 05:57 PM
His season was over when he said 'could' make it back by the ALCS

That's exactly what I thought when I first heard it.

soltrain21
10-04-2010, 06:09 PM
That is unfortunate. His quality of life will change drastically.

soltrain21
10-04-2010, 06:12 PM
i dont feel bad about this at all.

Yeah, **** the guy because he plays for the Twins!

:rolleyes:

His career might be over. That's unfortunate.

thomas35forever
10-04-2010, 06:12 PM
No surprise here. It must be really bad.

TDog
10-04-2010, 06:23 PM
I feel bad that it could affect his quality of life forever.

If it only affected his future ability to play baseball I wouldn't feel bad for him. I don't feel bad for him. I don't feel bad for the Twins for losing him.

It was a freak injury, of course. Baseball is technically a non-contact sport. Certainly it's a non-collision, non-concussion sport. Baseball players assume the risk of such things, but it isn't as if you should anticipate concussions from playing baseball as you would from playing football where you can expect that a professional career will diminish your future quality of life.

slavko
10-04-2010, 07:44 PM
Heckuva player, has to be a tragedy for him and the team. If it takes a miracle for him to be whole, I hope for a miracle.

But I don't hate the Twins like many of you do.

GoGoCrede
10-04-2010, 10:00 PM
That is awful. I hate the Twins with every fiber of my being, but I've been concerned about Morneau for a long time. I wish him only the best. How awful for him.

Shoeless_Jeff
10-04-2010, 11:32 PM
Sure I hate the Twins, but what I hate even more is to see a player as talented as Morneau not be able to play because of injury.