Originally Posted by RedsManRick
I hate when athletes pull this crap. You create an environment that penalizes guys for not playing through pain and then you rip a guy when he does it and it turns out he's more injured than he thought. You can't have it both ways.
If you want to rip somebody, rip Matheny and the Cards medical staff.
Why would you rip Matheny and the Cards medical staff for not knowing about an injury when there was no evidence of the injury? Is Mike Matheny supposed to be clairvoyant?
I don't mind a pitcher trying to pitch through an injury. However, I think it's a different situation when a pitcher is hiding their injury and it isn't known to the club. Someone mentioned it earlier about Chris Carpenter pitching through an injury. I would still question the Cardinals pitching an injured Chris Carpenter out there but at the same time, Carpenter doesn't hide his injuries. This allows the club to have other viable options available if there is a sign of trouble.
I don't see the issue with team mates and the GM being angry in this situation.