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kjhanson
07-26-2004, 11:11 AM
"The Newark Star-Ledger is reporting Giambi is being tested for entamoeba histolytica, a parasite that can cause a potentially fatal condition called amebiasis."

http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/7527545

Nothing on this team particularily scares me anymore. They're only hitting .259 as a team against right-handers and .263 overall. Mussina and Brown are on the shelf, Vazquez has an ERA over 4 (7.29 in his last 4 starts) and thier only lefty out of the pen has an ERA over 6.

Baby Fisk
07-26-2004, 11:20 AM
"The Newark Star-Ledger is reporting Giambi is being tested for entamoeba histolytica, a parasite that can cause a potentially fatal condition called amebiasis."

http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/7527545

Wow...and we all thought Magglio's injury was weird... :o:

Lip Man 1
07-26-2004, 11:39 AM
The difference is the Yanks won't bat an eye at going out and getting three players BETTER then the ones who got hurt.


Lip

LuvSox
07-26-2004, 12:05 PM
Just wait until he gets brain tumors from the steroid use. Parasites will seem like a vacation.

FightingBillini
07-26-2004, 12:55 PM
Yeah, I hope this thing isnt too serious. The guy is an ass clown, but I want to see him around for years to come as a display of the downfall of the Yankees. Funny how he came to camp seemigly 30 lbs lighter this year after the steroid scandal. Oh wait, he said he had the flew, and only lost 4 lbs.

I have hated him ever since he (well, actually the Baseball Writers, of which Moronotti votes) screwed Frank out of the MVP in 2000. I hated him even more when he sold his soul to King George. He was a punk. He had a goatee and a mullet. He was the heart and soul, the personality of the Athletics. They hated the Yankees. He gave everything up and changed himself becuase he wanted the big New York payday. He WAS a good hitter, with a poor glove, who provided some steroid enhanced homeruns. When he gets better, he will be making $13 million a year to hit .270 with probably 25-35 home runs a year.

Kilroy
07-26-2004, 12:57 PM
This thing is just weird. The entamoeba histolytica also can cause amoebic dysentery, which they reportedly will be testing Giambi for as well. If that is what he has, it sounds like something pretty vile.

Here's some of the background I found:

How do you get amoebic dysentery?

Entamoeba histolytica can exist in two forms in contaminated food and drink:

as free amoebae (known as 'trophozoites')
as infective cysts, which are a group of amoebae surrounded by a protective wall, that have been passed (excreted) in the carrier's faeces (human or animal).
If you swallow contaminated food that contains the free amoebae (trophozoites) hardly anything is likely to happen, because they usually die in the stomach on account of its acidity. On the other hand, cysts are particularly resistant to the acidic contents of the stomach and food contaminated with cysts represents a genuine risk of infection. When the cysts reach the intestine of another person the individual amoebae are released from the cysts and are able to cause infection.

Amoebic dysentery is passed on by careless or negligent hygiene where contaminated food and drink is consumed without adequate heat treatment. Salads washed with contaminated water are a common method of spread.

What does amoebic dysentery feel like?

Amoebic dysentery may not demonstrate any symptoms for long periods of time (months, even years). However, infected individuals still excrete cysts and, consequently, infect their surroundings.

When the amoebae attack, they damage the walls of the large intestine, causing ulceration and subsequent bleeding. The milder symptoms of this are stomach cramps (colic), painful passage of stools (tenesmus) and bloody, slimy diarrhoea, which is often foul smelling. However, the course of the disease can become complicated and alter radically if the amoebae break through the intestinal wall and its lining (peritoneum), causing peritonitis (inflammation of the peritoneum).

The amoebae may be transported via the blood to the liver and other organs and give rise to a high temperature and a seriously debilitated condition. In the long term, the amoebae can, among other things, form enormous cysts in the liver and other organs, which sometimes may only be discovered on investigation by a doctor for other conditions such as unexplained weight loss or illness.

thepaulbowski
07-26-2004, 01:11 PM
Hopefully things turn out ok. I hate to see something like this happen to anyone.

Aidan
07-26-2004, 01:24 PM
"Report: Yankee to see another specialist"
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1846688

Shoeless Joe
07-26-2004, 02:00 PM
Man that sucks peanuts. I wouldn't want this upon anybody, not even Sosa. Plus it doesn't help that this guy is on my fantasy baseball team, but at least I got Konerko backing him up.

By the way, don't the symptoms giving by Kilroy sound a lot like the symptoms of eating a sack-of-ten White Castle burgers?

Kilroy
07-26-2004, 02:10 PM
By the way, don't the symptoms giving by Kilroy sound a lot like the symptoms of eating a sack-of-ten White Castle burgers?
Eliminate the blood, and they surely would have diagnosed him with having eaten too many sliders.

WSox8404
07-26-2004, 02:17 PM
I heard he may have gotten this in Japan. Hey Bud, why don't we stick to playing baseball in AMERICA!!!

fuzzy_patters
07-26-2004, 05:53 PM
as infective cysts, which are a group of amoebae surrounded by a protective wall, that have been passed (excreted) in the carrier's faeces (human or animal).

Maybe he has been hanging out with Moises Alou.

WSox8404
07-29-2004, 11:23 PM
I still think it is side affects from using Roids. Oh well. We may never know.

Shoeless Joe
07-30-2004, 12:54 AM
I still think it is side affects from using Roids. Oh well. We may never know.
Well the intestinal parasites supposedly came from their trip to Japan. I guess some of the sushi they ate was contaminated. Kevin Brown had it first (food poisoning) and it seemed to carry to Giambi.

HomeFish
07-30-2004, 12:56 AM
Today I saw a headline on the internet that read "Two new species of worms discovered on dead whale." Below that was a sports headline about Giambi.

I read that as "Two new species of worms discovered in Jason Giambi."

SOXSINCE'70
07-30-2004, 01:58 PM
The difference is the Yanks won't bat an eye at going out and getting three players BETTER then the ones who got hurt.


Lip
Like the Sox,they are also running out of minor leaguers to trade for veteran help down the stretch.The odds of the Yankmees (or anyone) getting Randy Johnson,barring a miracle,don't look too good.:cool: :cool: Looks like Brian Cashman and Kenny Williams are on preverbial hot seats to make chicken salad out of chicken crap.Good Luck.:D: :D:

oeo
07-30-2004, 02:53 PM
I sure hope the guy ends up okay. That would definately suck and I would not want it happening to me or anyone else...lets pray that he's okay.

habibharu
07-30-2004, 03:11 PM
Like the Sox,they are also running out of minor leaguers to trade for veteran help down the stretch.The odds of the Yankmees (or anyone) getting Randy Johnson,barring a miracle,don't look too good.:cool: :cool: Looks like Brian Cashman and Kenny Williams are on preverbial hot seats to make chicken salad out of chicken crap.Good Luck.:D: :D: yeah but the yanks are basically guaranteed a playoff spot, we arent! :angry: :angry: