This is much ado about nothing. If it was Adam Dunn's hand, it would be a non-issue. He'll be fine for spring. The real question is whether he can bounce back after having not so good of a year when he did play last year.
No, i fully understand your views, injuries happen and are just poor luck more often than lot. And i agree most off season injuries go unreported and are trivial. If this happened to Ryan Freel only RedsZone would know. ESPN would not be running it on the bottomline.
But lets be realistic. Some people are short and cant play basketball at a high level because of it. Some great baseball players cant hit a curveball due to lack of hand eye coordination. Imagine if Doug Flutie were 6'6" ? All of these are genetic and general health issues that the player can not control but prevent them from doing what they would love to do.
Ken Griffey Jr. is obviously just too fragile to ever again be a major league baseball player worthy of his salary ,job position , and other concessions the team provides him.
Some people i know catch colds frequently and miss at my workplace because of allergies or other issues beyond thier control and that leads to poor job production. After about the 15th day off in a 6 month span i feel its best to cut them loose for the sake of the business.
Im not blaming Griffey, and i really would love nothing more than to see him in his prime once again. Ive defended him over the years time after time, Im just saying i , me - personally , am done with it and have finally turned the corner and decided id rather see him out of the Reds organization. Im jumping on the bandwagon of those ive disagreed with for so long.
For the sake of the team/business.
You know it is a slow offseason for the Reds when Griffey breaking his hand during the offseason makes major news.
If you think small, you'll go nowhere in life.
Boiling with anger over an injury? I'm usually the one that people tell to check their priorities.
This is the time. The real Reds organization is back.
I remember Aaron Boone having his wrist broken by a hbp, and I think he was back in less than two months. Why should this linger into the season? He'll be ready to go.
I am going to attempt to put a positive spin on this. Maybe Griffey gets his injury out of the way early and can actually play a full season?
If this were going to happen, I would rather this happen now, while we're still 7-8 weeks away from spring training then in February, March or April.
The guy can't catch a break
You're a team man, Mr. Griff
You're selfless as a saint
You'd play catcher if they asked you
You'd happily bat eighth
Too bad you're retired...
...and your prima donna son ain't....
Oh No, Where Dooooomed!!!!:
Man the way same the media played this thing you'd think that.
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to when i was such a guilt ridden catholic boy
im evangelical agnostic now"
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