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Redlegs_87
03-26-2011, 01:06 AM
http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110325&content_id=17119804&notebook_id=17119910&vkey=notebook_cin&c_id=cin

Mono is a viral illness that often leaves those who have it easily fatigued or weak. It can linger for several weeks, even when treated properly.

RedLegsToday
03-26-2011, 09:53 AM
Sheesh, at this rate, let's hope that 5 starter pitchers in the entire Reds system make it out of spring training alive. :eek:

Reds
03-26-2011, 10:50 AM
As far as non life threatening sicknesses go this is one of the worst. Could fatigue him for a looong time.

zacharync
03-26-2011, 02:35 PM
Has anyone here had mono before? If so, what is Arroyo looking at in terms of length of illness/fatigue?

Redlegs_87
03-26-2011, 03:27 PM
I have had relatives that have had mono and it pretty much wiped them out. My uncle had it last year and he works as a repairman for a apartment complex. He'd basically do one job and be wiped out rest of the day having to basically direct other people to do the job right since he couldn't. Lasted for nearly 3 months before he started to feel normal.

Kiss the Baby00
03-26-2011, 03:31 PM
My friend had it in High school. We played baseball together, it more or less ended his season in March. HS baseball season runs april and may

will5979
03-26-2011, 05:21 PM
You know I thought I had mono once for an entire year, it turned out I was just really bored.

Krawhitham
03-26-2011, 06:16 PM
Has anyone here had mono before? If so, what is Arroyo looking at in terms of length of illness/fatigue?

I was beat down for 2 weeks but I felt tired for 4 months after

Hey Meat
03-26-2011, 07:13 PM
Man, we are definitely going to be tested this year. It has already begun. Seems like something from the book of Job.

LeDoux
03-26-2011, 07:17 PM
Has anyone here had mono before? If so, what is Arroyo looking at in terms of length of illness/fatigue?

I had mono in my freshman year of college. I slept about 18 hours a day for about 6-8 weeks. However, I suspect Arroyo has much more medication/treatments at his disposal to keep his energy level up.

Vottomatic
03-26-2011, 08:22 PM
Who has Bronson been kissing?

When I was growing up they called it the kissing disease.

Moosie52
03-26-2011, 10:05 PM
I had mono when I was a freshman in college. My throat was swollen and sore, and I had a rash. The symptoms vary widely, and there isn't any magic medicine to cure mono. I slept 12 hours a night for a month. Of course, Bronson is in a lot better shape than I was even then. That's on his side.

Kingspoint
03-27-2011, 03:30 AM
Three months sounds about right.

88 wins now seems like a reasonable goal for the year.

Kingspoint
03-27-2011, 03:32 AM
There may have to be a June trade this season for a Starting Pitcher.

Naturally, the wise Walt will let these things play themselves out through the first two months of the season, and then make a decision on what direction to go come June 1st. It might take two weeks for a trade or 5 weeks for a trade, if it seems that one will be needed when the club is reassessed on June 1st. But, nothing will need to be done before then.

Red in Atl
03-27-2011, 07:43 PM
I had mono freshman year and they told me not to do three things; drink, overexert my self or have sex. I did all three the next weekend, and I lived through it. He'll be fine.

Kingspoint
03-27-2011, 07:52 PM
Bronson's been burning the candles at both ends for his entire career.

They had to force him to stop playing the guitar because it effected his pitching.

Now doctors are telling him to stop doing other things because it's effecting his pitching.

It'd be nice to see Bronson try to dedicate one season to playing baseball for the Cincinnati REDS and not do all of the extra-curricular activities he's always done.

More dedication to the REDS, Bronson Arroyo, and less dedication to your social activities. It's just eight months (counting ST). That gives you four months to party your head off.

How about a little commitment there, buddy. You might actually get an ERA below 3.84 for a second time in your life and win 20 games. These prima-donna athletes kill me. It's not enough that they get paid $12M per season, but they need to have everything else, too, instead of giving the team that pays them the $12M a season of dedication.

The DARK
03-27-2011, 10:52 PM
Bronson's been burning the candles at both ends for his entire career.

They had to force him to stop playing the guitar because it effected his pitching.

Now doctors are telling him to stop doing other things because it's effecting his pitching.

It'd be nice to see Bronson try to dedicate one season to playing baseball for the Cincinnati REDS and not do all of the extra-curricular activities he's always done.

More dedication to the REDS, Bronson Arroyo, and less dedication to your social activities. It's just eight months (counting ST). That gives you four months to party your head off.

How about a little commitment there, buddy. You might actually get an ERA below 3.84 for a second time in your life and win 20 games. These prima-donna athletes kill me. It's not enough that they get paid $12M per season, but they need to have everything else, too, instead of giving the team that pays them the $12M a season of dedication.

Let's calm down for a second here...

Arroyo has been the workhorse of the Reds for many seasons. Almost never misses a game. Doesn't plan to here, even for a sickness that would leave most on the couch. These "other things" you speak of are pitching for the Reds when the entire rest of the pitching staff, save Wood, are either injured or struggling.

You have every right to hate his lifestyle, but I don't see how that applies here.

davereds24
03-27-2011, 11:30 PM
Bronson's been burning the candles at both ends for his entire career.

They had to force him to stop playing the guitar because it effected his pitching.

Now doctors are telling him to stop doing other things because it's effecting his pitching.

It'd be nice to see Bronson try to dedicate one season to playing baseball for the Cincinnati REDS and not do all of the extra-curricular activities he's always done.

More dedication to the REDS, Bronson Arroyo, and less dedication to your social activities. It's just eight months (counting ST). That gives you four months to party your head off.

How about a little commitment there, buddy. You might actually get an ERA below 3.84 for a second time in your life and win 20 games. These prima-donna athletes kill me. It's not enough that they get paid $12M per season, but they need to have everything else, too, instead of giving the team that pays them the $12M a season of dedication.

What exactly are these things he's been doing that the doctors told him to stop?

Ripping on a guy who's pitched more innings than almost anyone in baseball over the last several years isn't going to make you sound very intelligent when you question his dedication.

There are also very few veteran pitchers who have more wins/$mil spent than BA.

code
03-28-2011, 09:40 AM
prob got it from a stripper.

bounty37h
03-28-2011, 10:39 AM
Has anyone here had mono before? If so, what is Arroyo looking at in terms of length of illness/fatigue?

Yup, this could wipe out much of the season for him, totally drains you of any energy/strength. I have known people it effected only a couple weeks, and some who had a few months before getting anything back.

OGB
03-28-2011, 04:39 PM
Bronson's been burning the candles at both ends for his entire career.


I work in the industry, see Arroyo out a lot (as well as many other Reds players) and have never seen him drunk once. The guy on last year's team who partied more than anyone was Arthur Rhodes and he was 42 and an All Star. He also pitched more than once every 5 days. I'm not saying it was necessarily smart, just that there isn't necessarily a correlation between social life and performance.



They had to force him to stop playing the guitar because it effected his pitching.

Lots of athletes also play instruments. Barry Zito is an avid guitarist. It's called a hobby. Not everyone gets carpal tunnel from playing guitar, but when Bronson did and it started to affect his baseball, he gave up the guitar--of his own volition as far as I know, but hell, maybe somebody had to force him.



Now doctors are telling him to stop doing other things because it's effecting his pitching.

What things are these?


It'd be nice to see Bronson try to dedicate one season to playing baseball for the Cincinnati REDS and not do all of the extra-curricular activities he's always done.

More dedication to the REDS, Bronson Arroyo, and less dedication to your social activities. It's just eight months (counting ST). That gives you four months to party your head off.

Arroyo is tied with Dan Haren for the most starts in MLB since 2006 with 169.

bounty37h
03-29-2011, 10:20 AM
OGB, dont let details get in the way of a good useless made up rant.

VottoFan54
03-29-2011, 11:19 PM
Arroyo's line from today:

6 1/3 IP 6 H 2 ER 1 BB 3 K

That's an awesome performance considering the circumstances.

defender
03-30-2011, 01:45 PM
It is good news. Seems like he will be ready.

Kingspoint
03-30-2011, 06:11 PM
I work in the industry, see Arroyo out a lot (as well as many other Reds players) and have never seen him drunk once. The guy on last year's team who partied more than anyone was Arthur Rhodes and he was 42 and an All Star. He also pitched more than once every 5 days. I'm not saying it was necessarily smart, just that there isn't necessarily a correlation between social life and performance.


Lots of athletes also play instruments. Barry Zito is an avid guitarist. It's called a hobby. Not everyone gets carpal tunnel from playing guitar, but when Bronson did and it started to affect his baseball, he gave up the guitar--of his own volition as far as I know, but hell, maybe somebody had to force him.


What things are these?

Arroyo is tied with Dan Haren for the most starts in MLB since 2006 with 169.

Never said anything about drinking (or any other type of substance), now did I? I assumed that he wasn't drinking, and that he just stays up too late and doesn't get enough sleep (that's the only way one can get mono).

Girevik
03-31-2011, 10:57 AM
I assumed that he wasn't drinking, and that he just stays up too late and doesn't get enough sleep (that's the only way one can get mono).

What?? Mono is a virus. You don't catch a virus by staying up late.

Kingspoint
04-01-2011, 09:56 AM
What?? Mono is a virus. You don't catch a virus by staying up late.

The virus mono is not contagious. You have to have weakened your immune system by not getting enough sleep in order for the virus to have any effect on you. Bronson's significant other doesn't have to worry about catching it unlike the virus you're trying to make it out to be, like a flu or something.

You get mono from burning the candle at both ends.

signalhome
04-01-2011, 11:03 AM
The virus mono is not contagious. You have to have weakened your immune system by not getting enough sleep in order for the virus to have any effect on you. Bronson's significant other doesn't have to worry about catching it unlike the virus you're trying to make it out to be, like a flu or something.

You get mono from burning the candle at both ends.

You're correct in that the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV, causative agent of mono) isn't very contagious, but that doesn't mean you have to be immunodeficient to contract it. It is not considered an opportunistic infection (an infection that usually does not cause disease in healthy individuals). HIV is a similar virus to EBV. Both require larger volumes or repeated exposure to initiate infection, but can absolutely infect a healthy individual.

That being said, someone who is immunodeficient is more likely to contract any virus, including EBV. Unlike a true opportunistic infection, however, immunodeficiency is not necessary to become infected with EBV.

Girevik
04-01-2011, 11:03 AM
I have to think that's an old wives tale, like you can catch a cold from going outside in the rain. I've done some Googling on it since Bronson came down with it and I haven't found anywhere that says that.