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George Foster
02-18-2008, 12:13 AM
"I wish I could do my own physical," Bailey said. "I want to draw my own blood. In high school, I had [arthroscopic] knee surgery and I told the doctor to just numb it because I wanted to be awake and watch it. Then he held up the big novocaine needle and said, 'Are you sure?' I said 'OK, knock me out for two minutes.' Then I snapped back up after that and watched."

Wants to do his own physical?
Draw his own blood?
Want's to watch them cut on his knee?

This guy is nuts! But in a good way.;) We need some pitchers a little crazy!

I hope he's not crazy enough to pitch with pain, and screw up his career.

Bip Roberts
02-18-2008, 12:14 AM
Link?

George Foster
02-18-2008, 12:48 AM
http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080217&content_id=2376853&vkey=spt2008news&fext=.jsp&c_id=cin

Bip Roberts
02-18-2008, 12:56 AM
Yea he is nuts haha

mroby85
02-18-2008, 01:19 AM
kind of looks and reminds me a little bit of barry zito, who is also a very strange person.

Javy Pornstache
02-18-2008, 01:40 AM
lol, I met him at work not too long ago, I thought that some of the tough talk was "gimmick". but maybe not. :)

mlbfan30
02-18-2008, 01:49 AM
What's abnormal with wanting to watch your own surgery? I wish I could have if it wasn't impossible. It should be encouraged to see how the body works. Maybe he was interested in becoming a doctor but had to give up his dream in order to become a baseball player.

mroby85
02-18-2008, 02:06 AM
What's wrong with wanting to watch your own surgery? I wish I could have if it wasn't impossible. There's nothing wrong with wanting to know how the body works. Maybe he was interested in becoming a doctor but had to give up his dream in order to become a baseball player.

I don't know if anyone said there is something "wrong" with it, but it is a little odd.

kbrake
02-18-2008, 08:40 AM
All pitchers are odd.

bubbachunk
02-18-2008, 09:08 AM
I read this and found it funny how he changed his tune a bit when he saw that big needle.

Nasty_Boy
02-18-2008, 10:46 AM
With quotes like this I can't believe he's not a lefthanded reliever!

5ToolPlaya
02-18-2008, 02:06 PM
I'm just glad to be here. I want to help the ball club however I can. We just gotta take 'em one day at a time. If we can stay away from injuries we will be fine.

A little honesty and motor mouthing is refreshing.

DTCromer
02-18-2008, 06:34 PM
Sounds like he's been hanging out with Farney too much.

DannyB
02-18-2008, 08:20 PM
I hope he's not crazy enough to pitch with pain, and screw up his career

Like this guy
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/sfl-anibal021808,0,7979133.story

Sanchez struggled with his command through six starts in 2007 before the Marlins optioned him to Triple-A Albuquerque on May 4. Rather than report to the minors, Sanchez made mention of the shoulder discomfort and ultimately underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum.

Monday, Sanchez said he first felt pain during his third start on April 16 at Houston, but chose not to say anything until after he was optioned.

"From then on my arm didn't stop bothering me," Sanchez said. "I thought it was fatigue from spring training, but that wasn't the case and here I am."

smoke6
02-18-2008, 09:36 PM
He's from TEXAS. What else more needs to be said?

Tools of Ignorance
02-19-2008, 05:49 PM
I had a similar experience.

I was having pain in my right hip, and ignored it for a long time. Finally, I had an MR that showed a tumor in my hip joint. It was rubbing on my femur, and hurt like heck. I had to have surgery to remove it.

I was 25 at that time, and didn't want to be put to sleep because that was the biggest risk for me. They did the procedure with an epidural and I was awake the whole time. The surgeon and his scrub nurse were friends of mine.

When he took out the tumor, he held it up for me to see. He then closed me up.

A pretty cool experience on the whole.