Thursday, August 24, 2006

Jim Thome Will Be Fine. Maybe. Probably. Dear God In Heaven I Hope So.

Good news from the White Sox camp, as reported on
"He's got a mild strain. It's low and those things usually have a tendency to resolve themselves very quick," White Sox trainer Herm Schneider said. "The higher [the strain] goes, it gets thicker and thicker and thicker and then if it goes under the cheek of your butt, it's really hard to treat it. It's hard to get at and treat."


Well, the last part about getting at the meat under the buttcheeks may be fodder for jokes from lesser men than I, but the rest of the paragraph is both a sigh of relief and a cause for alarm. I remember how innocuous Magglio's injury in 2004 seemed when he got it, and how minor Frank's foot problems started out. Konerko's avoided the injury bug, but otherwise it seems like our frontline mashers have a habit of taking tiny little injuries and nurturing them into season-threateners. Let us hope that Big Jim avoids this trend.

What makes this all a little less stressful is the 10-0 drubbing of Detroit today. I'll strike up Handel's Hallelujah Chorus and dream a sweet dream where Miguel Tejada gets very very mad at Minnesota tonight.


Blogger jamesmnordbergjr said...

The strained hamstring could be, as someone at SSS said, a blessing in disguise for Jim Thome considering he'll be able to rest the wrist that's been bothering him lately. And I say a rested Jim Thome for the last 30 games is a good thing.

8/24/2006 3:49 PM  
Blogger Pander said...

Pfft, what good has injury-related rest ever done?


Okay, fine, I get the point Mr. Crede, you may discontinue the gloating.

8/24/2006 5:59 PM  
Blogger Jeeves said...

It's reassuring to see the Sox put up 10 runs without Thome.

8/25/2006 11:14 AM  

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