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Baby Fisk
08-25-2006, 09:40 AM
Sorry if this was already posted. Hope the big man is OK.

linky (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2560579)

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz confirmed to the Boston Herald on Thursday that he was hospitalized last weekend for an irregular heartbeat.

Fenway
08-25-2006, 09:52 AM
Sorry if this was already posted. Hope the big man is OK.

linky (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2560579)

He's fine :smile:

In the five days since being discharged from Mass. General, Ortiz has three home runs.


http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=154435

I'm surprised Anaheim pitched to him last night with Manny not in the lineup. It cost them the game.

Rockin Robin
08-25-2006, 10:15 AM
One of my favorite non white sox guys in the league. I hope it's nothing serious, Papi is good for the game.

Foulke You
08-25-2006, 11:25 AM
One of my favorite non white sox guys in the league. I hope it's nothing serious, Papi is good for the game.
Agreed. I hate the damage that man does to the White Sox but he is fun to watch and definitely has a humble personality. He is the complete opposite of hit teammate Manny Ramirez.

pasquasroachclip
08-29-2006, 09:10 AM
Big Papi is returning to Boston for more tests. I really hope the big man is OK.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/5914730

southside rocks
08-29-2006, 09:21 AM
I hope Ortiz is okay. :(:

And it's nice to see that Manny is picking up the slack for the Bosox. He's a clutch guy!

chisox56
08-29-2006, 10:57 AM
Well it looks like they are holding ortiz out indefinitely until he is symptom free.


http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=256460 (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2564608)

russ99
08-29-2006, 11:04 AM
Wow. I hope Papi's OK. Probably better to take care of this now, rather than chance anything else happening.

Get well soon, big guy.

Oh, and no more homers against the Sox this year, OK?

ChetChat
08-29-2006, 11:33 AM
I have to admit, Big Papi is one of my favorite non White Sox players. He's just an all around good guy. The article SI did on him this past month (or was it July?) was excellent, too. Plus I call my dad "Papi", since that does mean "daddy" in Spanish.
Get well soon, big fella. And may you bat 0.000 against us next week :smile:

hawkjt
08-29-2006, 12:18 PM
Irregular heartbeats twice in a week? That is not good. Hope they are cautious with him playing , much like the bulls and eddy curry. Papi is a total stud and great poster child for baseball.

Now , I have to admit I would not be upset if he was held out of the sox series, we are desperate and need to win every game possible. But after next wed,.hope he plays every game.

DaveIsHere
08-29-2006, 12:27 PM
Can you link any of these symptoms back to HGH? Just curious.


Hope everything is OK with him for sure.

IlliniSox4Life
08-29-2006, 12:38 PM
He's having a great season, and I would hate for his season to end on a bad note like this. Hopefully he's only out for a little while and comes back 100%.

EndemicSox
08-29-2006, 01:11 PM
Like the Big Hurt, Papi is a massive man, who would probably be considered obese. Unlike Frank, he didn't put up HOF numbers from the start, but then again, not many guys do. I believe he is just way to big, and his body will start to break down if he doesn't lose some of his fat.

mccoydp
08-29-2006, 01:38 PM
I wish him all of the best...his health is more important than this game.

mark2olson
08-29-2006, 01:58 PM
In addition to being a great player, Big Papi is a great ambassador for the game. I was surprised that he handled the leather as well as he did in the All-Star game. I hope that he can get his condition properly diagnosed and treated. The game is better with him in the lineup! Get well, Big Papi!

areilly
08-29-2006, 03:44 PM
It's never good when someone as beloved by as many people goes down like that. I can't imagine the feeling around here if Paulie or Buehrle or AJ was out with heart problems.

As an outsider, I hate the Red Sox as much as the next guy, but not on a personal level. Get better there, big man.

ESPN.com is reporting (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2564608) now that he's out "indefinitely."

buehrle4cy05
08-29-2006, 03:48 PM
I've never been a fan of Papi the player. As a human, I can't complain about him. And you never want to see this happen.

Hopefully he'll get well soon.

Soxfanspcu11
08-29-2006, 03:52 PM
What exactly is an irregular heartbeat? Obviously I have heard about it before, not just in sports, but just in general. My friend's dad had it and he had to have it checked out. I guess they determined that he is okay now, but I never really asked what it was.

I mean, what causes it? And why? It seems that sometimes people just dismiss it as not that big of a deal, but when I hear about something involving your heart, that sounds pretty damn serious to me. Anyway, can anyone explain what it is well? If so, thanks in advance.

And I as well hope Ortiz is okay, he is a really good person and a hell of a ballplayer.

tick53
08-29-2006, 04:14 PM
I wish the man well. I hate seeing anyone ailing. Get better Big Poppi

thomas35forever
08-29-2006, 05:15 PM
Tough luck for him. Hope he gets better. Things couldn't get any worse for the Idiots.

caulfield12
08-29-2006, 06:23 PM
Tough luck for him. Hope he gets better. Things couldn't get any worse for the Idiots.

Your what hurts?

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AoyRvPGX64bvDExQXgWd.WI5nYcB?slug=ap-redsoxinjuries&prov=ap&type=lgns

The Racehorse
08-29-2006, 08:10 PM
He's fine :smile:

Except for his dunlop disease, that's good to hear. :wink:

chisoxfanatic
08-29-2006, 08:31 PM
Your what hurts?

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AoyRvPGX64bvDExQXgWd.WI5nYcB?slug=ap-redsoxinjuries&prov=ap&type=lgns

I really feel bad for the Red Sox and what's happened to them the past few weeks. I really wanted them to pull off that division and send the Yankees reeling and out of a playoff spot.

Oh, well. Hopefully it happens next season.

SpartanSoxFan
08-29-2006, 09:53 PM
What exactly is an irregular heartbeat? Obviously I have heard about it before, not just in sports, but just in general. My friend's dad had it and he had to have it checked out. I guess they determined that he is okay now, but I never really asked what it was.

I mean, what causes it? And why? It seems that sometimes people just dismiss it as not that big of a deal, but when I hear about something involving your heart, that sounds pretty damn serious to me. Anyway, can anyone explain what it is well? If so, thanks in advance.

And I as well hope Ortiz is okay, he is a really good person and a hell of a ballplayer.

An irregular heartbeat can range from anything from a benign condition that is barely noticeable to one that is potentially life-threatening. I used to have a condition called Supraventicular Tachycardia. Basically, it caused my heart rate to accelerate to 200 beats per minute or greater and was accompanied by feelings of flushness and fatigue. Generally, SVT is not believed to be a life-threatening condition, but it was a hassle I didn't want to deal with as a competitive swimmer in high school and college. I had 2 ablations to correct the condition (an electrical pathway was cauterized) and haven't had a problem with it since. I have no idea what problem Ortiz has, it could be a minor problem or a major problem, but either way it should be handled with kid gloves. I believe the more fatal problems originate from an enlargement of the thick outer walls of the heart muscle. Maybe Beckett21 could shed more light on this subject...

TheOldRoman
08-30-2006, 02:04 AM
Like the Big Hurt, Papi is a massive man, who would probably be considered obese. Unlike Frank, he didn't put up HOF numbers from the start, but then again, not many guys do. I believe he is just way to big, and his body will start to break down if he doesn't lose some of his fat.:?:
You seem to have overestimated Ortiz' weight by about 200 pounds. Way too big? Are you kidding me? He is a HUGE man, but he isn't very fat at all. Some people are just built big. Neither him nor Frank would be even remotely close to being considered obese. Obesity is determined by the percentage of body fat. They are both built like mountains, with a little gut thrown on top. If you have seen the AT&T commercial with Ortiz, you see that in a polo shirt, he isn't really that fat. He just wears his jersey huge and baggy. Ortiz is in no danger of health problems related to his weight.

Fenway
08-30-2006, 10:29 AM
Our season is shot now and with Wells expected to be traded in the next 24 hours that will be the official "white flag" but right now all we care about is "Big Papi" and his health. We hearing the same words we heard 13 years ago about a Celtics player and that ended very badly. :whiner:

http://www.nba.com/media/celtics/reggie_home435x295.jpg


Praying for Papi
(http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=155101)By Tony Massarotti
OAKLAND, Calif. - While the Red Sox continued to express optimism regarding the prognosis for David Ortiz, the designated hitter returned to Boston yesterday on a private jet to begin a series of tests as soon as today.

Fans rally behind Papi, pray for quick return (http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=155096)
Caution urged in diagnosing Ortiz (http://redsox.bostonherald.com/redSox/view.bg?articleid=155105)

The Immigrant
08-30-2006, 11:03 AM
Obesity is determined by the percentage of body fat

I agree with you on this point as a matter of common sense, but the medical community relies on the BMI index for determining whether a person is obese, and this formula (incredibly) does not take body fat into account.

BMI = (Weight in Pounds / (Height in Inches x Height in Inches)) x 703

One's weist size is also a strong indicator of risk for heart disease, and Big Papi does not lack in that department. I wish him all the best.