3:00 pm May 1, 2009, by David O'Brien
May 1st, 20094:49 pm
Yeah, I agree. Sexson is a righty.
May 1st, 20094:52 pm
Are these Oakleys like the ones that the pitcher for STL wore that are indeed like glasses and clear. Not sunglasses prescriptions?
May 1st, 20094:53 pm
Did anyone here this? Extract from another blog.
“Just heard an interview with Bowman on the radio. Had some good and bad news on the Braves. First said the organization is worried about McCann’s eye problem. It seems to go day to day with clearing up then blurring. He said he questions whether Garrett Anderson really wants to be here, seemed a little indifferent. He says KK is about as he expected. The strike zone in Japan is larger and he has always left alot of balls up in the zone but could get away with it in Japan but not here. Average pitcher at best. Says he fully expects to see Hanson in the rotation by June. He is just too good not to be here.The organization is kicking itself a little for not spending KK’s money on a bat.”
Mike Hampton owes us all money.
Mac’s a ballplayer. The doctors think of surgery as a last resort because of the risk that permanent damage could be done to his eye. It makes sense that they would want to take the conservative approach. I mean, they don’t want to be responsible if something goes wrong and they ruin the kid’s career. CYA, you know?
May 1st, 20094:54 pm
Good to SEE so many opthalmologists on the blog today.
Macon Braves (RIP)
May 1st, 20094:55 pm
Escobar seems to mostly hit the ball up the middle on the ground, which is right where the second baseman and shortstop are playing when at “double play depth”. I can’t for the life of me see why Bobby keeps sticking Escobar in the 2 hole. How many times does he have to hit into a DP and either end the inning or clear the bases before Chipper comes up to see that he either needs to be dropped to 7 or so or put in the leadoff spot. I would prefer to see him at the back end of the lineup.
May 1st, 20094:56 pm
Bobby’s Belly – good spelling, did you use your reading glasses whilst typing that ?
The Garret Anderson thing seems like it is true, because he was a DH sometimes and now he cant do that. Also he spent his career in one organization. Plus he is in a platoon with Matt Diaz
KC- I think Casey Kotchman deserves a little more credit than 8th in your order. He has a .376 OBP and I don’t have too much confidence in Anderson. Flip flop the two or move Kelly up to 6th, Kotch to 7th and GA to 8th.
Didn’t hear the Bowman comments but very interesting. I’m also worried about McCann. If this isn’t something that clears up, that hurts BIG time. Interesting comments re: GA. And I second the motion re: the bat. I wonder if the pitching continues to outpace the hitting by such a huge margin, particularly if McCann and GA don’t come back and come back strong and KJ doesn’t find his groove – will it force FW to make a trade for a bat.
May 1st, 20094:59 pm
3rd grade spelling champ.
Piedmont Blues (formerly BravesFan InRockies)
Frenchy hitting cleanup … trying to live up to promise to not say bad things before Memorial Day …
May 1st, 20095:00 pm
I’m growing concerned with Mccanns vision problems. I hope nothing permanent is in store.
When Garrett Anderson is healthy, there is no platoon with Matt Diaz.
Maybe we should have signed Andruw Jones to play left-field.
No to richie sexson under any circumstance.
Also, yesterday was an off day. Why isn’t Ross catching?
I personally do NOT see why McCann didnt just get the Lasik in the first place, He has tried 2 different contacts, why would glasses work? Especially as a catcher, i see the glasses falling off his face.
Lasik isn’t necessarily the answer to McCann’s problem. In fact, if his vision keeps clearing, then blurring again, I would say it probably isn’t.
I have always been a Kelly Johnson fan but I also feel it is time to take a long look at Infante at 2nd base. He has looked very impressive on defense and I think he can leadoff better than Kelly. We really need to shake up this lineup. I hope we will soon bring Schafer up to leadoff but for whatever reason Bobby is not very innovative.
May 1st, 20095:02 pm
You’re right, buzzmeat. McCann needs rec specs – and not the new, fashionable rec specs. I’m talking Kareem Abdul-Jabaar rec specs.
May 1st, 20095:03 pm
I fear that by the time other teams might be willing to be a trade partner, it will be far too late, and won’t make sense. Kinda like in 2006 when we got Wickman who was lights out that year, but we were too many games back to make a difference. I also think that because of the low attendance, you will not see the Braves add any money to their payroll, and might have to shed some payroll with one of the pitchers, Lowe or Vaz (especially when Hudson comes back). Are we not getting any insurance money on Hudson? Just curious. Anyway, no one will take KK off our hands for that salary, and Jurrjens is too cheap and good, to make sense. Wish we would have pulled the trigger with Nady or Swisher instead of settling for GA and Glavine, both of whom probably won’t even play this year.
Bowman’s been really down on G Anderson for a while now. Some of it seems to stem from Garret’s personality or demeanor, which I could really care less about. We really haven’t seen him play healthy, so hard to judge his ability. I’m not defending GA, but think it’s a bit quick to pronounce him a failure.
Lasik surgery is very risky.
May 1st, 20095:06 pm
McCann may have my problem. I was cross eyed as a kid and now have a bad astigmatism (spelling Bobb’s Belly ?). I am extremely left side dominant and the only way I can play sport is to wear BUT 1 contact in my left eye…….. my vision then becomes blurry a lot of the time and my right eye is far sighted whilst the left is marginally near sighted..
If Mc has an astigmatism along with his very dominant (so I am told) left eye then he may have long term troubles… My problems started when I was around 22-23 and my eyeisght for tennis/baseball etc hasd never returned anywhere near normal to allow me to play at a high level..
Lasik does nothing for this type of problem
Kenny Powers is getting a strange Nick Esasky feeling when discussing McCann’s eye.
May 1st, 20095:07 pm
So, stats cam be misleading sometimes. —J WILLIAMS
I guess that’s why anybody who is into stats wouldn’t think to pay any attention to a reliever’s ERA. Picking the correct stats to use for a given player might make things a bit less confusing
May 1st, 20095:09 pm
This was built on a lot of players playing very “averagely”. Problem is McCann has been out, Anderson has been out. KJ, Esco, and Diaz have been playing below their own “average”. Ross and Schafer have been bonuses…but not much was really expected from them in teams of this team winning. And Chipper is Chipper.
NC, you’re right! Richie Sexson would be great on this team.
May 1st, 20095:10 pm
I thought Mac already had Lasik once and I read somewhere that this dry eye thing is a potential side effect? I know he was considering going back in for a second procedure though.
May 1st, 20095:11 pm
Can Ross play LF or another position
May 1st, 20095:12 pm
Run Heap Run – liked your story, not quite like mine.
I took my wife to watch the Braves and Andruw Jones hit a walk off home run to win the game in the 10th.
She has never been to another game!
I guess some people just don’t get sport.
Anyone else worried about McCann? Kirby Puckett anyone?
May 1st, 20095:13 pm
Hey, I’m just glad baseball is back. THe weather is warming up, the the grill is hot!
And that’s the other thing, dogsbrekky.
I merely hope that LASIK might be what he needs. If it’s something that can’t be corrected through surgery, he really needs the glasses to work. If that doesn’t work out, gulp.
Richie Sexson blows. Think KJ is having problems? I don’t think Sexson has hit better than 230 BA for a few years now. There is a reason no team wants him.
May 1st, 20095:14 pm
Guys lets give Sammons a try at catching he did a great job in spring with 3-4 homeruns and batted around .400 if I remember right.
Lets just pray that McCann’s vision problem doesn’t get any worst.
I do beleive Schafer needs to be in lead off, SOON.
May 1st, 20095:15 pm
I would think Ross could play a little 1st base. All you have to do is catch the ball and look pretty.
but the point made with the ‘96 team is a good one. SB totals arent the end all. thats all that was intended to be gleaned from that, and its true. pointing out the better offense and dominant pitching is moot. —DAP
that’s true, but you know N8…it was obviously a response to coach’s idiot blog that said nothing about anything but running game. BTW coach still has not explained to me how the Braves of a couple of years ago who had 67 steals actually outscored the Mets who had 200 steals, IF steals are the most important thing going as he so often claims. The guy can be an obnoxious blowhard spouting foolish opinions much of the time, but he is a board “institution”.
what’s the latest on Richie Sexson?
May 1st, 20095:16 pm
Clearly, the Braves need Heap back if they have any plans on winning a lot of baseball games. Hopefully, the guy can get this solved and the Braves can get the best offensive catcher in the league back in their lineup.
May 1st, 20095:17 pm
I can’t WAIT to face your hapless Braves for our upcoming series. Your team can’t hit the broad side of a barn. I predict a series sweep for the Metropolitans!! Braves outscored 30-1. After all, your team has made every opposing pitcher look like a CY Young candidate. Anyone we throw at your sorry team will shut them down. Just what we need to get back on track!! You people should just start rooting for the Mets. The Braves just don’t have the payroll to hang with the big boys anymore, and free agents actually DONT want to play for the Braves, because they too know that the Braves have no shot at postseason anytime soon!
Chop chop – If McCann has blurry vision that can often be ANOTHER problem, hopefully it is just the after affects of lasik and not a brain related ailment or a “balance” thing
May 1st, 20095:20 pm
DOB, or anybody: Do the Braves project Jason Heyward to be a sure-fire right fielder? What I mean is, do they think he’d be better suited playing there than anywhere else, or would they put him in left field when he is ready? Or would they move Francoeur, assuming he isn’t traded?
The reason I ask this is because if you would have asked me before the season what the chances were we’d see Heyward with the big club this year, I would have said zero percent. Now, I’d say there’s at least a 25% chance, given the lack of outfield pop. And if I remember correctly, when Andruw came up when he was 19, the situation was very similar.
Let’s concentrate on the guys who are playing. Now, someone get me a Richie Sexson update.
May 1st, 20095:22 pm
Boy it would take a lot to make the Mets pitching staff look like Cy Young except for Santanna. Whats that rotation ERA again?
May 1st, 20095:23 pm
If all else fails, McCann can put an eye patch on, keep a parrot on his shoulder, and start saying “Arrrrrrrrrrrrr” a lot.
(I’m picturing a pirate playing catcher with a parrot on his shoulder. The parrot is saying, “Bawwwwwwwwk! That had the corner!”)
May 1st, 20095:24 pm
I think Anderson was dealt for a AA pitcher as compensation for the heist that was Jurrjens-Gorkys for Renteria.
Efrim, I think you might be selling Anderson short to suggest that he should hit behind Kotchman. Anderson is a proven run producer, and didn’t he hit something like .374 with RISP last year?
I could agree with hitting Kotchman 7th and KJ 8th if not for one thing… speed.
If Kotchman singles with with KJ standing on 2B, or doubles with KJ at 1B… we score a run. But if Kotchman is on base for KJ under the same circumstances, we’ll often need one more hit to score anything.
If it comes down to KJ and Kotchman hitting 7th and 8th (and IMO, it should)… then the slowest guy on the team should be hitting 8th.
May 1st, 20095:27 pm
mets2009WSchumps “I can’t WAIT to face your hapless Braves for our upcoming series.”
1 – Marlins (14-8)
2 – Phillies (11-9)
3 – Braves (10-11)
4 – Mets (9-12)
5 – Nationals (5-16)
to me how a team that is 11 hours away is blacked out for me by MLB Extra Innings…and MLBTV?
they probably don’t like you any more than most of us here do.
May 1st, 20095:28 pm
Anyone else worried about McCann?
Yes…and I can’t take much more of this (selfish of me, I know. Like he’s having any fun).
I had to Google Kirby Puckett…but P-Town Brave mentioned him in a post to me! I had to know what he was talking about in order to respond with intelligence!
Buffalo NY Braves Fan
McCann is probably trying the glasses so he can get back on the field and play ASAP. If he does have to have surgery, wouldn’t it be more beneficial for him to have it in the off-season?
If the glasses work, he can wait on surgery and get back soon. If they don’t, then he’ll need the surgery anyways. It’s kind of a lose/lose situation. He’s a competitor and wants to get back on the field, much like we all want him back ASAP. So it seems the course of action they are taking is the one that gets him back on the field the fastest, not necessarily the most permanent solution.
May 1st, 20095:29 pm
No bombarding, please? But is Sexson really what we need right now? The dude’s stats were kind of unimpressive, unless there is something I am missing :O
May 1st, 20095:30 pm
What state is the team McCann is playing for in?
May 1st, 20095:39 pm
Sexson used to have a lot of power. Decent on-base skills. Always struck out a lot. Could never play 1B very well (that’s being charitable). Now he mainly just strikes out a lot. But because he used to have a lot of power, some of our fellow denizens think he’s the answer to our prayers. I believe they’re wrong.
I think Mac should wear glasses with tape in the middle. That might throw off the pitchers a little. They’ll think they’re throwing to a nerd, but then, that nerd will jack a homer off them.
Been a loooong day, folks. I’m worried about Mac.
May 1st, 20095:40 pm
Oh, and he still can’t play 1B very well.
What denizens really want is the pre-2006 version of Richie Sexson. Or maybe Chris Duncan?
Just because G Anderson gets injured doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to be here. It’s like accusing Chipper that he doesn’t want to be here because he gets frequently injured.
If Anderson didn’t want to be here he wouldn’t have signed his 2.5 million 1 year deal. He is struggling because it’s a new league, new pitchers, and he just hasn’t played enough to get in a groove.
Kenshin Kawakami is 33 years old, has spent his whole pro carrer in a six man rotation in Japan, with a smaller strike zone, and ball. Give him one more month at least to get adjusted to the hitters, and playing in a 5-man rotation.
Look at Dice-k’s first month in the big league’s, 14.2IP, 11ER, 22 Hits, 8BB, 17SO’s, 6.97 ERA. Kawakami’s first month 21.2IP, 17ER, 24 Hits, 11BB, 18SO’s, 7.06 ERA.
They’re not too far apart. But they did give him too much money, considering they were going to sign Derek Lowe. If Kawakami struggles, and Jo-jo keeps having great starts, then Hanson replaces Kawakami, I don’t care if he is making 8 million a year.
May 1st, 20095:42 pm
Run Heap Run –
Mac used to wear glasses as an alternative when his eyes would get dry before and after games. The AJC had facts about different players up toward the beginning of last season; Mac’s fact was about contacts/glasses. I’ve seen several pictures of him wearing glasses taken by various fans or at events at some point or another, like this one. I’m guessing DOB means that Mac’s never played baseball while wearing glasses before.
May 1st, 20095:46 pm
Now THAT little cartoon about the stolen bases was funny. Well done.
May 1st, 20095:48 pm
Drunk blogging at 3:00 in the afternoon from Vegas on an iPhone-forgive me if this makes no snse- really hope Mac can either play with the glasses or gets that surgery ASAP…obviously we need him back. And to add my two cents to the Hampton thing- I like the guy and would not boo him (not his fault he was hurt so much, sure he wanted to pitch) but I do hope we light him up tonight- we need the win more then he needs to feel love (or hate) from the fans
May 1st, 20095:49 pm
Who was the last big time basestealing threat for the Braves?
Grissom? Well, he didn’t top 30 for us so I’m not counting him. (did anyone know he played 9 more seasons after leaving Atlanta? More than I thought)
May 1st, 20095:52 pm
Furcal had some wheels!
May 1st, 20095:53 pm
Cabravesfan – I guess I have to step up my intake – you’re not usually so far ahead of me.
May 1st, 20095:56 pm
I totally agree. Richie Sexson is the power bat we NEED on this team.
I’m sure the Docs have looked into it but I wonder if Brian McCann is suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome (DES)? I know of some people that have had it, usually older, but it does occur in younger people too. Sometimes tead duct surgery can help too.
What is Dry Eye Syndrome?
Your tears function to keep the eyes lubricated and comfortable. Dry Eye Syndrome is caused when the tear glands in the upper and lower eyelids do not produce enough tears and/or the tear ducts drain too much tears off the eye surface. The phenomenon causes the eyes to feel irritated, scratchy, burning, red, and uncomfortable. Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is the most common of all eye disorders, affection approximately 20% of our population.
May 1st, 20096:01 pm
I didn’t find a link that showed me pitch counts for all of Tommy’s games. He has 5 starts totaling 26.2 IP and 38 Ks. Round that off to three 9 inning stints for what? almost 13 per nine innings.
I remember reading that he has had trouble throwing less than 100 pitches per start, so guessing he has around 500 pitches so maybe 7.6 per 100? Somebody on here could likely find the pitch counts and be more accurate. So per 100 it comes down a LOT, but is still decent. Shows he isn’t very efficient yet.
May 1st, 20096:03 pm
With Sexson and all, and him not being too effective lately, do we take the chance on him? Does he snap back into his pre-2006 form? Or will we have another bust on this team?
Sorry, folks, but I’m not totally convinced yet.
May 1st, 20096:07 pm
Started with a margarita that was basically straight teliqua and went from there…god bless Vegas and their open beverage container laws;)
May 1st, 20096:09 pm
I probably confused you with nolie, but anyway, disparaging remarks were made one late night during spring training about McCann, and McFann woke the next morning with a ax in her hand looking for his head. (EASE)
That were me not Scoots, but it’s OK by me if you confuse us since he ain’t too dumb for a former pitcher.(I mean c’mon…the catcher has to tell him what to throw and then hold up his mitt to show him where to throw it,-you’d think the dummy could figger something out on his own- and if it gets hit the catcher has to walk out to the mound wearing 50 pounds of hot chaffing gear, just to pat him on the butt and tell him he’s great.) All the pitcher has on his mind is ogling all the hot ladies sitting anywhere between the 2 dugouts.
Just don’t confuse me with Coach or the Dirty Dozen of in game whiners though, OK?
Steve from OH
nolie, I dunno if you’ve seen this, but here is a link to an article about K/100: http://baseballanalysts.com/archives/2009/01/2008_leaders_an.php
Notice Javy Vazquez still in the top 30, ahead of Jake Peavy and Cole Hamels. Also notice our NL East buddies Mike Pelfrey, Livan Hernandez, Kyle Kendrick, and Joe Blanton in the bottom 30.
Rob from SC
I am worried about McCann’s eyes
May 1st, 20096:11 pm
Also, who is this Steve OH guy? Did a double-take when I saw that name. Confusing…
Anyone else think our buddy BaseKnock is posting under several different monikers in order to profess Richie Sexon’s greatness?
May 1st, 20096:12 pm
Can you explain why there is a box score of the Cardinals and Braves showing in the middle of the game with the Cards winning 5 – 3? What is going on there at the AJC?
May 1st, 20096:13 pm
Obvious Question-Kirby Puckett had Glaucoma-nothing at all like McCann’s problem. Puckett’s condition was degenerative to the point where his vision was destroyed.
Dry eye has treatments including plugging the tear ducts-a common procedure. The bluriness should be corrected with his lenses. Most people only have the Lasik done so they don’t have to wear glasses-something people have done for a couple hundred years or so
May 1st, 20096:14 pm
nolie, don’t rag on pitchers, brah. You know that we have a terribly difficult time trying to concentrate on your sweaty butt when we could be oogling the ladies…do you blame us?
May 1st, 20096:15 pm
BBelly (and dogsbre), before you hurt your arm patting yourself on the back it is OPHTHALMOLOGIST.
Kenny P, I’m starting to get that same feeling.
Francoeur batting cleanup is disturbing (but so is 5th or 6th); Chipper has NO protection.
Same feelings as rich brave re: Hampton. He should have pitched for the Braves for nothing. That’s what we paid him for over several years, nothing. Hope we score a hundred on him.
Can someone give a running clinic for Escobar? Little League coaches could work with him in the mornings. Why not sit him until he gets the message?
May 1st, 20096:16 pm
Cabravesfan – sounds like fun – I’m taking it easy tonight so I’ll be ready for mint juleps tomorrow. Will you be paying attention to the Braves while you do Vegasy things? (Tiger falls out of the lead on 18 – badly misread a 70 foot putt).
As a tribute to Dylan’s new album, McCann should get a pair of prescription New Wayfarers to wear oh the field. Like this: http://feeclopinette.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/dylan-bob-sunglasses-9904511.jpg
DOB..any reason that Lasik was a “last resort” for McCann. I wore glasses until my freshman year in high school….god I am getting old…anyway, I wore glasses and changing to contacts made a huge difference in my life. Glasses area clumsy…I can see McCann constantly fiddling with them and the darn things getting knocked around as a catcher. I just wonder why he didn’t go straight to Lasik surgery after the first couple of contact lenses didn’t pan out. Am I wrong to understand that people sometimes have to go back for another Lasik visit after a small period of time anyway? (Not all…just some.) If he has to have Lasik, it will be a month on the shelf instead of just two weeks.
Run Heap Run
May 1st, 20096:19 pm
Dry Eye Syndrome is a side effect of a lot of things. Did you all know that silicone breast implants can cause dry eye syndrome and sjogren’s syndrome (dry mounth/dry eyes)? I know this has nothing to do with Heap but I’m very concerned about this thing and I know he has got to be frustrated as hell. I hope he can make a go of it with glasses but it seems like it would be annoying
Thanks Leah, I’d never seen him in glasses before.
cabravesfan – I’m super jealous of you right now!
Gwinnette? Gwinnette, North Dakota … lovely place, they say.
May 1st, 20096:20 pm
I take it since no one’s freaking out about it the weather isn’t that bad in the ATL?
May 1st, 20096:22 pm
How about Harden today. Walked in a few runs. I just saw him walk 2 people in a row on 8 pitches in a sports center highlight.
May 1st, 20096:23 pm
DOB – Thanks for the “Every Grain of Sand” links. That would probably be high up on my list of top 10 Dylan songs. Love it.
May 1st, 20096:24 pm
if the Braves medical staff had half a brain between them (the last 3 years) they would realise that McCann should have just had the operation (again) immediately
It isn’t up to the Braves medical staff, he is seeing experts who are much more knowledgeable than a baseball staff could be about his eyes and they are saying no surgery right away. If he has an infection or dry eye further lasik surgery is the last thing that needs to be jumped into. Of course this just kind of goes along with all your other blowhard braggart posts that generally indicate you to be a bloomin’ idiot-as opposed to a bloomin’ onion. Go crawl back into your hole and play with all your “celebrity friends”
May 1st, 20096:27 pm
bravos2249 – weather is perfect right now – 77 with some clouds
May 1st, 20096:28 pm
nolie, from the research department: Hanson has thrown 461 pitches, 304 for strikes.
And the best hitting prospect in the minors has missed 5 of his team’s last 8 games, and no one on the entire internet has a single comment about why. I’m starting to suspect some kind of conspiracy.
Hey Braves Fans...
May 1st, 20096:29 pm
How about everyone stop taking shots at each other on here? It’s immature and uncalled for if you want to debate someone’s point, go ahead, but stop attacking people!
May 1st, 20096:31 pm
i bet mlb is already nearing the record for most runs walked in for a season
May 1st, 20096:32 pm
mbatl–so that would be 8.24 K/100? Hot darn, that’s good. The 2008 leader was Rich Harden with 7.37 K/100. Obviously, that’s MLB vs. AAA–but you’ve gotta love that.
May 1st, 20096:33 pm
Dave–hate to pester, but is there any way you could find out what (if anything) is wrong with Heyward? Perhaps McCann would know?
P.S., any info on Cole Rohrbough would be awesome, too…
May 1st, 20096:36 pm
Yeah, the lack of info on Heyward is definitely NOT double pits to chesty.
McCann hit with the glasses, said it felt good, that he thinks this will be the solution, at least until offseason. Docs have told him surgery should be last resort in-season, but it is an option if glasses doesn’t work out.
He hit in the regular glasses today, but the Oakley sports glasses should be here in a day or two. Said he doesn’t want to make any “this is the solution” pronouncements, because he’s said twice that he was doing better with contacts, only to have that change quickly.
But he said if he gets used to the glasses and the depth perception thing, this should work. Doesn’t know if he’ll have to wear them under the hockey mask, but if he does it should work because he would just leave the mask on when catching popups, taking throws, etc.
May 1st, 20096:42 pm
nolie, I dunno if you’ve seen this, but here is a link to an article about K/100 (OHIO STEVE)
no I hadn’t seen that, thanks buddy. The last ones I saw were 2007 where I think Javy ranked in the top 18 or so down from 8th or 9th in K/9IP. Ialso I seem to remember several of the K/100P in 07 as being higher that Hardens shown in 08, but the idea is just to add a bit of efficiency judgment. I look at both.
Not sure if this has already been posted or not, but here’s something from The Onion today:
Nation Dumbfounded As To Why Little-Leaguer’s Favorite Player Is Chipper Jones: http://www.theonion.com/content/news/nation_dumbfounded_as_to_why?utm_source=a-section
May 1st, 20096:44 pm
The only thing that should be hard for Mac is switching to the Hockey type mask.
Thanks for the info, Chief!
[sigh]…We’ll see…Hockey mask?? Hoh boy…
May 1st, 20096:45 pm
nolie, I’d never heard of K/100 before you mentioned it, so I’ll admit I have about zero famililarity with it at this point. Just wondering if you had the numbers on hand, because I calc’ed Hanson’s at 8.whatever, and you’re saying it’s “ok” and I’m looking at Harden’s and going “ok?!?!”
May 1st, 20096:48 pm
Why are you all asking me why McCann didn’t have Lasik right away, as if I’m part of some coverup or none of the four specialists he’s seen here and in D.C. have the knowledge to make the right decision? Mac said they told him the surgery should be the last resort, perhaps because the recovery might keep him out longer, or perhaps because they just don’t want to burn/laser the guy’s eye for the second time in 18-19 months? Some act as though it’s like getting a flu shot, having one’s corneas cut, which is what Lasik basically is. He was younger than most docs I’ve talked to recommend getting the procedure to begin with (22 when he had it).
May 1st, 20096:50 pm
I will follow them as best I can but focused I. Drinking and other things that can’t be mentioned here . Sports Books will be my friend this weekend
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