Originally Posted by REDREAD
Well, it's a little bit different situation here.
Votto is getting paid 25 million to perform a job.. If he has an injury that prevents him from performing that job and does not seek treatment, that's a little bit different than if I have a cold and decide not to go to the doctor.
If I was a truck driver, and needed glasses, but refused to do so and thus endangered people on the road, would that be ok? Yes, I know it's a mistake to post analogies on RZ, and this is not a perfect one..
The knee obviously hurt Votto enough for him to notice and effect him.
If this was an isolated incident, I would not be making a big deal over this, but look at Doc's history with this franchise.. Kearns had a "blister" that ended up being hand surgery.. he was continally allowed to play with it..
Edmunds has criticized Doc. Bowden criticized Doc. Doc certainly bungled Jr's treatments many times..
People want to claim it's ok for Doc to lie to us because of Hippa.. Well, if that's the case, why not just say Kearns is out with an undisclosed injury? Why lie about it? Oh yea, becauase the Reds (for whatever reason) always like to publicly understate injuries.. Not sure if that is Doc Hollywood or someone above him, but it always happens.
Frankly, I am really scared about Cueto now.. I hope it's nothing, but I am not assured by the Reds' announcement.
So over the course of 19 years, and 4 GM's, there's a pattern that they "always" lie to us, based on what exactly.
What did Doc "lie" about anyway?
I'm not sure the Reds always like to publicly understate injuries, rather, I'd guess you remember the ones they did and forget the times they didn't.
Basically your proof boils down to Edmonds criticized Kremcheck, Bowden criticized him 10 years prior, and he "bungled" Jr's injuries in your opinion.
I'd think there are very few doctors who have not been criticized twice in 20 years.