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doublem23
10-21-2010, 01:37 PM
Perhaps adding a new 7-day DL for concussed players.

http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/10/baseball-considering-7-day-dl-for-concussions.html

Dub25
10-21-2010, 10:49 PM
Perhaps adding a new 7-day DL for concussed players.

http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/10/baseball-considering-7-day-dl-for-concussions.html

Why? How many times does a concussion happen in baseball? Even a 7 day would not have helped the "legendary" Justin Morneau.

daveeym
10-22-2010, 08:00 AM
Why? How many times does a concussion happen in baseball? Even a 7 day would not have helped the "legendary" Justin Morneau.
Shhh. This is bud being effective and premptive. It shows how in touch he is with the game and follows in his previous attempts to protect players through vigorous ped testing and regulating splintering maple bats before they became a problem.

doublem23
10-22-2010, 08:53 AM
Why? How many times does a concussion happen in baseball? Even a 7 day would not have helped the "legendary" Justin Morneau.

Shhh. This is bud being effective and premptive. It shows how in touch he is with the game and follows in his previous attempts to protect players through vigorous ped testing and regulating splintering maple bats before they became a problem.

Well, Justin Morneau's case was obviously an extreme example, most concussed players do not need to sit for 1/2 a season, but there is a lot of studies revealing that proper rest is needed after a concussion, so that a player's body can fully heal. The most extreme case may be Lou Gehrig, who was reportedly knocked out 1/2 dozen times during his famous consecutive games stretch, but obviously, never took time to recover. It's believed now there may be a link between that kind of abuse and the onset of an ALS-like disease, it's possible that Gehrig didn't actually suffer from the disease that bears his name, but a similar neurological disorder brought about by his legendary "toughness."

Most concussed players are probably "fine" to go back in relatively soon, so the addition of the 7-day DL might be more appealing to them and their team, they're allowed to adequately rest but can come back in a shorter time than if they were required to wait the traditional 15 days. The more we learn about the devastating long-term affects these head injuries play in serious health problems later in life, the more sports and their leagues should try and make responsible concessions to protect the long-term health of their players.

mshawks
10-24-2010, 02:59 PM
Well, Justin Morneau's case was obviously an extreme example, most concussed players do not need to sit for 1/2 a season, but there is a lot of studies revealing that proper rest is needed after a concussion, so that a player's body can fully heal. The most extreme case may be Lou Gehrig, who was reportedly knocked out 1/2 dozen times during his famous consecutive games stretch, but obviously, never took time to recover. It's believed now there may be a link between that kind of abuse and the onset of an ALS-like disease, it's possible that Gehrig didn't actually suffer from the disease that bears his name, but a similar neurological disorder brought about by his legendary "toughness."

Most concussed players are probably "fine" to go back in relatively soon, so the addition of the 7-day DL might be more appealing to them and their team, they're allowed to adequately rest but can come back in a shorter time than if they were required to wait the traditional 15 days. The more we learn about the devastating long-term affects these head injuries play in serious health problems later in life, the more sports and their leagues should try and make responsible concessions to protect the long-term health of their players.

I don't see why a 7 day DL would be a problem for anyone. It seems that it would give every team a bit more flexibility with their roster.

TDog
10-24-2010, 03:32 PM
I don't see why a 7 day DL would be a problem for anyone. It seems that it would give every team a bit more flexibility with their roster.

The reason there isn't already a seven-day disabled list is that many believe it would allow teams too much flexibility with their rosters.

Nellie_Fox
10-24-2010, 11:51 PM
You can bet there'll be a rash of "concussion-like symptoms" whenever teams want to juggle their roster around for a particular series. However, it's worth it to allow teams to sit guys who genuinely need it.