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    Griffey's injury...a walk through the headlines

    So I'm looking at the headlines from the local papers from the time Junior first got injured until now. It's one of the more bizzare things ever...it's like his injury is mysteriously getting worse as the days go by...check it out.

    March 29 Enquirer: Griffey in mid-Summer form

    April 12 Chicago Sun-Times: Griffey remains force to reckon with

    April 13 Dayton Daily News: Griffey not concerned about stiffness in knee

    April 13 Cincy Post: Griffey out after his knee 'tightens'

    April 13 Enquirer: Griffey injury not serious

    April 14 Dayton Daily News: Griffey's knee gets better...

    April 14 Cincy Post: Griffey could return tonight

    April 14 Enquirer: Junior's call on whether he'll play today

    April 17 Dayton Daily News: Frustration grows in training room as Griffey stays sidelined

    April 17 Cincy Post: Junior sits out fourth game in row

    April 17 Enquirer: Injured Griffey day-To-Day

    April 18 Dayton Daily News: Griffey lands on DL with aching knee

    April 19 Dayton Daily News: Griffey says DL decision 'Helps out both ways'

    April 19 Enquirer: Griffey OK with going on disabled list

    April 24 Cincy Post: Griffey's knee rehab remains on schedule

    April 26 Enquirer: Griffey's return on schedule

    May 2 Cincy Post: Griffey's status still a question

    May 3 Enquirer: Junior still not ready to return

    Strange quote from Narron in today's Enquirer: "He hasn't had a setback," said Narron. "He just hasn't gotten to a point where he feels like he can play."

    Is this the weirdest injury ever or what?

    How do the headlines go from Griffey could return tonight to Griffey lands on DL to Griffey's return on schedule to Junior still not ready to return?
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    Re: Griffey's injury...a walk through the headlines

    Quote Originally Posted by max venable
    Is this the weirdest injury ever or what?
    No.

    How do the headlines go from Griffey could return tonight to Griffey lands on DL to Griffey's return on schedule to Junior still not ready to return?
    What is the big deal with them being overly cautious with this guy? Especially knowing his history. It's like it's suppose to be some big conspiracy or something.

    To me, it's not.

    In a TV interview this past weekend, Krivsky said that Jr is going through all the drills and exercises, and looks ready to go; but he said Jr will tell them when he is ready.

    Why trust Jr's judgment? Because Jr has always wanted to be in there, hates the DL, and will let them know as soon as he is SURE (100%) he is ready to go.

    And the way this team has been playing, is there really a rush to get him back in there.

    I say afford him the time to be sure/cautious.

    No big deal to me.
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    Is this the weirdest injury ever or what?
    I'd say it is what happens when you really are on your "last legs".
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    Re: Griffey's injury...a walk through the headlines

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    I'd say it is what happens when you really are on your "last legs".
    If the Reds can't sell Griffey on a move to LF or 1B now, they never will.

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    Re: Griffey's injury...a walk through the headlines

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM
    If the Reds can't sell Griffey on a move to LF or 1B now, they never will.
    Yep. This would be the best time to convice Griffey to move to LF and Dunn to move to 1B. Dunn would do it to save his buddy's creaky knees.
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    Re: Griffey's injury...a walk through the headlines

    Say it with me....

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    Griffey's knee is now on the "Germans take Stalingrad" news cycle.
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    Re: Griffey's injury...a walk through the headlines

    Quote Originally Posted by smith288
    Say it with me....

    Fiiiiiiiiiiirst baaaaaaaaaaaase.....Fiiiiiiiiiiirst baaaaaaaaaaaase.......Fiiiiiiiiiiirst baaaaaaaaaaaase......Fiiiiiiiiiiirst baaaaaaaaaaaase.
    I'm not into conspiracy theories, but one might wonder if this mysteriously long rehab process involves secret workouts and a first baseman's mitt. Probably not. Just fun to think about.
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    Re: Griffey's injury...a walk through the headlines

    I'd vote for Griffey at 1B. Makes a lot of sense to me.
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    Re: Griffey's injury...a walk through the headlines

    Quote Originally Posted by IslandRed
    I'm not into conspiracy theories, but one might wonder if this mysteriously long rehab process involves secret workouts and a first baseman's mitt. Probably not. Just fun to think about.
    We need to sneak video cameras inside the Chambliss Compound.
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    Re: Griffey's injury...a walk through the headlines

    I've said for a couple years for him to go to 1B. I guess that's about like our idea to move Dunn to 1b. He hasn't even played there yet.
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    Re: Griffey's injury...a walk through the headlines

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    We need to sneak video cameras inside the Chambliss Compound.
    Use Raisor's minions, they are ninja like.


    He won't be moving though, the Reds won't even ask, even though they have done a lot good things so far..they still live in the past that he's a gold glove CF.
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    Re: Griffey's injury...a walk through the headlines

    don't you think he's more apt to hurt his legs by playing first base...there are a lot of quick lunges from side to side...deep stretches to pick a bad throw...quick acceleration on a bunt...

    i realize he must do similar things in center field, but i seem to think his legs might be safer out there...i also seem to recall him saying it was easier to for him to run from center as opposed to left, but if there were going to be a change, i would think that is the more logical of the two...just my two cents

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    Re: Griffey's injury...a walk through the headlines

    I just wonder about stretching out those rebuilt hamstrings a couple times an inning, sometimes putting them directly in the path of an onrushing baserunner.

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    Re: Griffey's injury...a walk through the headlines

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003
    I just wonder about stretching out those rebuilt hamstrings a couple times an inning, sometimes putting them directly in the path of an onrushing baserunner.
    I like the idea better than asking those hammies to sprint on every ball hit to the OF.

    100+ years of baseball have pretty much shown 1B to be the least demanding position to play on the human body.
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