Hanson has minor concussion, likely out a few days

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Tommy Hanson has a Grade 1 concussion from a one-car accident he was in Monday morning, and the Braves pitcher could miss a few more days of workouts.

Grade 1 is the least serious of three grades of concussions.

“We’re going to sit him out for 48 hours and then bring him back gradually,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “He’ll be here after the 48 hours and then maybe ride the bike for a little bit [first day back]. He might not be on the field for a couple of days after that.”

Hanson, 25, wrecked his car while driving to the Braves’ spring-training headquarters before the team’s first workout Monday. The 6-foot-6 Californian told team officials he blew a tire and went off the road while rounding a curve.

It was unclear if he hit a curb or was distracted, but Braves officials said there was no reason to suspect alcohol or any other illegal substances were involved.

No other vehicles were involved and there apparently was no police involvement or incident report filed. Hanson had the car towed to a local dealership and made it to training camp in time for a 9:30 a.m. team meeting prior to the opening workout.

When he didn’t feel well after the meeting, he was examined by Braves trainers and then taken to see an Orlando specialist, who diagnosed the concussion. Hanson was back at the doctor’s office for a follow-up exam Tuesday when Gonzalez addressed the media.

Hanson was spotted in the clubhouse earlier Tuesday, but didn’t talk to reporters and left with a trainer to return to see the doctor who diagnosed the concussion Monday.

Gonzalez said that missing several workouts at the beginning of camp should not put Hanson behind other pitchers.

“I don’t think so, because he was throwing at the stadium [before spring training],” the manager said, referring to the Braves’ early pitching camp at Turner Field in the first two weeks of February. “He threw three or four times at the stadium.”

Hanson or Jair Jurrjens seems likely to start opening day in place of veteran Tim Hudson, who’s recovering from back surgery and could miss all of April.

Symptoms of Grade 1 concussions include a relatively brief period of memory loss, headaches and confusion, but not unconsciousness.

Hanson told Braves officials he didn’t remember if he hit his head in the accident. He had no other injuries, cuts or contusions, Braves officials said.

122 comments Add your comment

Joe Tess Fish House

February 21st, 2012
11:16 am

He was no dout drunk

Joe Tess Fish House

February 21st, 2012
11:16 am

I fogot!

FIST!!

VP

February 21st, 2012
11:16 am

Get well soon Hanson

Jay

February 21st, 2012
11:21 am

blew a tire. right. millionaries don’t drive cars with beat up tires. either he was partying the night before or was speeding along in his sportscar and lost control. typical dumb jock

Joe Tess Fish House

February 21st, 2012
11:23 am

I aggre with Jay. Sumtin not rite here. Remeber Tiger Woods and his suposed acident. Truns out it was his wife tryin to kill him for cheatin on her with trashy womens.

Rick

February 21st, 2012
11:25 am

You guys are just purely speculating. Can you not at least wait until Hanson tells his side to it before passing judgement?

invictus mon

February 21st, 2012
11:27 am

Don’t like the omen this is setting for our season.

Joe Tess Fish House

February 21st, 2012
11:27 am

Just like Tigers fist story on what happen 2 him. It was way diferent that what realy happen.

Rick

February 21st, 2012
11:29 am

So what? That situation has no relation at all to this one. Again, you are purely speculating.

Lobosolo

February 21st, 2012
11:29 am

Wow, Joe Tess Fish House… you know how to spell anything correctly? And how, in your omnipotence, do you come to your conclusions? You, too, Jay. Does a tire have to be old to blow? It’s early, yet, but you two get the “dumb wanna-be jock” award for the thread (so far)… what a couple of maroons…

joe plumber

February 21st, 2012
11:46 am

OK QUIT ALL THE BS HANSON IS KNOWN FOR GETTING REAL DRUNK AND SLEEPING TILL 3 PM THE NEXT DAY. HE DID IT IN MACON IN JAN. FOR A FEW DAYS. I MEAN DRUNK,DRUNK I WITNEST IT

JoeFan

February 21st, 2012
11:50 am

Not a good start to ST and another problem for the Braves.

Tired of the Drama

February 21st, 2012
11:52 am

Hanson blew a tire. Way too personal for me.

Rick

February 21st, 2012
11:53 am

“Not a good start to ST and another problem for the Braves.”

It sounds like as long as he recovers within the expected time it shouldn’t affect anything.

Kirk

February 21st, 2012
11:53 am

Reading these posts has lowered my IQ by 25 points.

Aisle 132

February 21st, 2012
11:56 am

Texting and looking down… hit a curb, bumped head on steering wheel, blew a tire. End of story…

Donny Corleone

February 21st, 2012
11:58 am

I dun red theez here coments and I thank there fine. Theez foks is reel smart.

Flo-Rio-Duh

February 21st, 2012
11:58 am

Three starting pitchers on the disabled list already ….not so good. Sounds like the Oblama runs the government.

Rod Coleman\'s story

February 21st, 2012
12:01 pm

He should have used my excuse…..He was avoiding a deer……Then get Mora to defend me.

Mark (another one)

February 21st, 2012
12:05 pm

Let it be. Hanson had a flat and has a concusion. There was no alchohol or drugs involved. Those are the only official statements. The rest is a bunch of jealous jerks jumping to conclusions. My family does a lot to maintain our cars in good working order but sometimes road trash causes a flat. It happens.

Also, who said it was his car? Could it have been a rental? He lives in California and Atlanta. Lots of minor details of no consequence remain unanswered. Put your speculation time into discovering who really shot JR, and lay off Hanson.

honeybee

February 21st, 2012
12:08 pm

Sounds to me like they need to release their so called injured pitchers and sign Roy Oswalt.

#1 Brave

February 21st, 2012
12:08 pm

You guys are so funny. This is nothing like Woods. No cops were called to the scene and no other people were involved. Even new tires go bad. Hope He gets well soon.

Hanson’s Head : baseballmusings.com

February 21st, 2012
12:10 pm

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bill moyet

February 21st, 2012
12:14 pm

Three starting pitchers on the disabled list already ….not so good. Sounds like the Oblama runs the government.

Um, yeah, he crashed…that sounds more like what Bush did to the economy to me…shouldn’t we leave politics out of this?

honeybee

February 21st, 2012
12:15 pm

O.K, but when he doesnt pitch well. Here comes the excuses again.

urban redneck

February 21st, 2012
12:15 pm

the comments on this blog keep getting dumber and dumber………..and very few of these “fans” are familiar with the website dictionary.com since they can’t spell. i’m a crazy redneck, but i still know how to spell. plus i’m not psychic like all the people that know exactly what happened when big red wrecked. at least he didn’t pull a d-lowe.

guess i’ll stop reading at the end of DOB’s post; most everything afterwards is pretty much useless as teets on a boarhog. just like my post here–completely useless GD opinion but at least i’m not on here to get out my aggression. just go home and shoot your kid’s laptop or something.

Another Drunk Brave

February 21st, 2012
12:18 pm

If we should not spectate 2 of he was drunk than U should not spectate as if he where not drunk.

Have 2 admit it seem real fishy

Ted

February 21st, 2012
12:19 pm

Glad to see Freddie has the same level of discipline in this year’s camp as last. Two hour workouts, one hour transportation, and twelve hours of hell raising.

honeybee

February 21st, 2012
12:31 pm

I did not say he was drunk. I am just saying that when the team doesnt do well,I am getting tired of hearing we had injuries. Every team has injuries but they adjust and still can win.

Dr. Phil

February 21st, 2012
12:36 pm

He was probably talking or texting on a cell phone. Hanson needs to learn to steer with his knees, like I do. I doubt if he would be drunk before a tream meeting. He’s not Whitey Ford.

Rick

February 21st, 2012
12:47 pm

“Have 2 admit it seem real fishy”

How so? It’s been established in the comments on this blog and the other when it was first reported that people still have blow outs. You guys are making something out of nothing. If he was on any sort of substance than he would have been arrested. Most likely scenario is he was not paying attention, possibly texting or on the phone. Are you guys even fans of this team or do you just like to sling mud at the players without any base to your accusations?

Another Drunk Brave

February 21st, 2012
12:54 pm

Just because he was not arested does not mean he was not drunk. The police down there proect the palyers because they enjoy the money they bring. If the police started to crack down then the teams will go somewhere else 4 sprig training. Tires only blow out when they are damaged. he hit someting or he just drove in 2 a ditch then blame the tire after.

A fish story

February 21st, 2012
12:55 pm

Yeah…..Fishy Enter your comments here

honeybee

February 21st, 2012
12:56 pm

I did not sling mud at him. Accidents happen. What I said was it is just another excuse the team canuse when they dont perform well.

Rick

February 21st, 2012
12:56 pm

Again, you’re making a baseless accusation. If the police started to crack down? Are you insinuating the players are breaking laws all the time?? Enough with this crazy conspiracy theory crap. You guys are freaking jokes.

coach

February 21st, 2012
12:58 pm

gotta tip your hat to the curb……

Rick

February 21st, 2012
12:59 pm

Who on the team makes excuses when they don’t perform? Ever see Venters or Kimbrel admit that they were tired down the stretch? Ever hear Prado say he would have been fine last season without the staph infection? Ever hear McCann blame his troubles on his oblique injury?

DawgInaTruck

February 21st, 2012
1:00 pm

Well Joe Tess and Jay (as well as a few others) got dinky curves past me today. However, it is spring training for me too. It wont take long and I’ll be in midseason form. I’ll take your posts deep into the cheap seats and read the ones who make sense. Hint: I’m sure you don’t get symbolism so this means I won’t be reading them. Once the winter rust is knocked off and I remember your name, I know to skip anything you write.

Back to the minor league camp boys!

P B Orr

February 21st, 2012
1:02 pm

Was Jordan Schaefer riding shotgun?

Facts anyone?

February 21st, 2012
1:06 pm

A bit of fact for this conversation: Your’re required by Florida law to call the police if in a wreck, regardless of the number of cars involved. If a rental, the company requires it.

A fish story

February 21st, 2012
1:07 pm

yeah the players are brakkng the laws a lot. There young and rich and thing they can do what every they want. Why do U thing they have sprig training there? Its one big party and ever one truns there back to it.

That is reality

Rick

February 21st, 2012
1:15 pm

“yeah the players are brakkng the laws a lot. There young and rich and thing they can do what every they want. Why do U thing they have sprig training there? Its one big party and ever one truns there back to it. ”

Are you trolling are just retarded? Probably both.

honeybee

February 21st, 2012
1:17 pm

Rick, This is a very good Braves team. They are capable of winning at least 100 games but dont show it on the field. We didnt win because of injury. JJ knee, Hanson shoulder, Heyward thumb and shoulder, Chipper knees, Prados staph infestion, Mccann Oblique. Year after YEAR same old story.Personnally this girl is tired of listening to why they dont produce. Other teams are hurt too, but they still win. Lets suck it up and quit finding excuses and play ball.

Mister Pants

February 21st, 2012
1:21 pm

I heard he was holding a drunk baby out of the window and when his joint fell in his lap he lost control even though the hooker in the passenger seat tried to put it out with Jager…all on the way to practice.

youngintheclub

February 21st, 2012
1:21 pm

If you have ever been out to any popular nightclubs around Atlanta during the season, especially when the off day is the next day, you will see certain braves out that really like to party and drink, Hanson is a partier, not making assumptions or anything about the tire, just confirming I have seen Hanson in the clubs

Hammond

February 21st, 2012
1:29 pm

he just blew a tire it happens I wish you sports experts would move to another city you are like my father in law you know everything idiots

Brave Falcon

February 21st, 2012
1:29 pm

Kin we puhleez stop dooing tha spekulations? Yew peeepull r keeliingg meee with yer spelling! I mean, really, tires do blow out when they are fairly new. So he parties, he still manages to make his starts, right? When he can’t,then we worry.

A fish story

February 21st, 2012
1:30 pm

Calling me a troll and retraded? Al I am doing is presenting ideas 2 consider. Dont cloose UR mind to oter options. U can disaggre at leest I didnt call U names

Pleeze respect my ideans

dood

February 21st, 2012
1:31 pm

Blowing a tire is very feasible in nice cars. I blew a tire in my Lexus IS when I hit a curb going way too fast for the curve in the road.

A fish story

February 21st, 2012
1:32 pm

Lexus is made in Japan so it not a nice car. Buy American.

dood

February 21st, 2012
1:33 pm

PB Orr- No, Dany Heatley was.

Tyler Perry

February 21st, 2012
1:34 pm

Ever wonder why I am not married? Because I can\’t find the right man!

dood

February 21st, 2012
1:35 pm

No thanks- I prefer reliability. Oh, let me correct that for your fish: No thankes- ey pirfir reelieabilletey.

John Rocker

February 21st, 2012
1:35 pm

Hanson is an Asian woman? Why else would he drive off the road?

since Capt.Mathews

February 21st, 2012
1:38 pm

Knowing how depressed and hopless they are, but still, can’t we find something else for these Mets fans to do beside whining on the Braves blog? Since when have ballplayers been expected as goody-two-shoes? Hey Diz, just throw the ball hard!

Stop the Insanity

February 21st, 2012
1:45 pm

These are the most ridiculous comments I have read in a long time. Read the article, make comments about what is written and leave all your mis-informed thoughts to yourself. Absolute morons!

Chipper Moans

February 21st, 2012
2:00 pm

It’s okay Tommy, stuff like this happens to my bloated 40 YO body all the time…

The important question: do you any damage to your rims????

jim

February 21st, 2012
2:08 pm

He was still drunk from the night before.

could be true

February 21st, 2012
2:14 pm

“yeah the players are brakkng the laws a lot. There young and rich and thing they can do what every they want. Why do U thing they have sprig training there? Its one big party and ever one truns there back to it. ”

“Are you trolling are just retarded? Probably both.”

While the younger players may not be breaking the laws, it is a party. Do people think that the younger players stay in their rooms when not training? A friend of mine was a personal training for a braves minor league player “forget the name….though wasn’t a big name” went down one spring training. This is going back to the Estrada days. He said that it looked like spring break at night. Many of the players would be out late into the night. Now grant it that the veterans weren’t out.

12 Steps

February 21st, 2012
2:21 pm

Maybe it\’s time for an intervention.

alex

February 21st, 2012
2:49 pm

@lobo, I like coconut maroons…..

Yankee Doodle

February 21st, 2012
2:54 pm

And called it Macaroon!

Dave

February 21st, 2012
2:58 pm

Report says he hit head on windshield or steering wheel. Wonder if his car has seat belts. Ever tried to lean forward when wearing a seat belt? Just sayin’.

Chop This

February 21st, 2012
3:01 pm

Who would have called the cops on Hanson? The tow truck driver could care less. He gets paid either way. They’ll even give you a ride to your destination (they do charge per mile).

Yeah....What about the seat belts

February 21st, 2012
3:12 pm

This gets more mysterious as the day wears on.

dood

February 21st, 2012
3:18 pm

Chipper Moans- it wasn’t Hayward. He be rollin’ on da double dueces y’all hear.

smalltownbravesfan

February 21st, 2012
3:28 pm

some of these comments are funny (and i know they were intended to be)

JeanE

February 21st, 2012
3:30 pm

I’m a natural cynic and I just have a hard time believing he just hit the curb and blew a tire but who would be drunk or doing drugs on their way to spring training, no one except a complete brain dead moron and I don’t think Hanson is that (I hope). Very bizarre but I hope he’s OK. He probably feels silly but can’t mess with head injuries! I love that some of the position players have already reported, they are so eager to erase the stank of last year, I am in complete agreement!

alex

February 21st, 2012
3:35 pm

@smalltownbrave: we try , preparing for the season: spring obnoxiousness training…

Pony Boy

February 21st, 2012
3:42 pm

Enter your comments here

bravesfansince1982

February 21st, 2012
3:44 pm

“Other teams are hurt too, but they still win. Lets suck it up and quit finding excuses and play ball.”

I think you underestimate just how difficult it is to win a championship. Since the Braves won the WS in 1995, there have been 16 seasons and only 9 franchises that have won it all (STL 2, SF, NYY 5, PHI, BOS 2, CHIWS, FLA 2, LAA and AZ).

That means that in the past 16 seasons, more than 2/3’s of the teams have not been winners. The bottom line is that it takes a lot to win championships in any major sport (health, talent, and a little bit of luck).

Had the Braves not lost Hanson and JJ, and had Prado and Heyward been healthy, last September and October could have been a lot different. That’s just the harsh reality of sports. That’s also why most of us are hopeful for 2012, because if our guys manage to stay relatively healthy, there’s no reason why they can’t be one of the top teams.

Chico Esquela

February 21st, 2012
3:46 pm

Beisbol been very very good to me

honeybee

February 21st, 2012
4:04 pm

Cardinals had Wainwright gone all year. Holliday hurt. Craig hurt. Furcal hurt. I rest my case.They didnt feel sorry for themselves, they made adjustments. sucked it up and won it all.That is what good teams do.

bravesfansince1982

February 21st, 2012
4:14 pm

So I’m guessing that, like all of the other “gloomy gusses”, you’ve already thrown in the towel for 2012?

honeybee

February 21st, 2012
4:20 pm

NO i have thrown in the towel. This is a very good team. They just need to stop playing just because you feel a little twinge. Prove that they are agood team and quit whinning and show us what they can do.

AGTFan53

February 21st, 2012
4:30 pm

This may be the stupidest bunch of comments I have ever seen on the DOB blog. I’m amazed most of you figured out how to turn on your computers.

GwinnettDad

February 21st, 2012
4:34 pm

So Hanson is too stupid to wear a seat belt. Typical of what passes for an Atlanta Brave these days. Many of our sports heroes apparently don’t have an IQ that would make for a comfortable room temperature.

DawgDad

February 21st, 2012
4:37 pm

I only had time to skim the paper this morning, but I recollect reading they only plan to stretch starters out to 4-5 innings at the end of Spring Training. If this is true, are they NUTS? Starters need to stretch out to at least SEVEN solid innings, if healthy.

Boy, I yearn for the “good old days”. Bob Gibson (and many others) used to pitch COMPLETE GAMES at the end of Spring Training. Pampering the starters to the extent they do today is just going to burn out the bullpen again.

Techster

February 21st, 2012
4:48 pm

And I heard something about red panties.

Techster

February 21st, 2012
4:51 pm

Did Hanson ever attend Dog Univ.? If he did, that would explain a lot.

historyman

February 21st, 2012
4:55 pm

Agree. Starters need to go seven most of the time. More if they can.

phil

February 21st, 2012
5:04 pm

Rick

February 21st, 2012
11:25 am

You guys are just purely speculating. Can you not at least wait until Hanson tells his side to it before passing judgement?
*************
Nope. Anyone with sense knows something is fishy. Hanson isn’t talking.

This is all a big fake to cover for more shoulder woes caused by Roger McDowell….

Just kidding, obviously. But something strange happened.

KK

February 21st, 2012
5:04 pm

I’ll be B-A-C-K!!!

Rick

February 21st, 2012
5:06 pm

“Calling me a troll and retraded? Al I am doing is presenting ideas 2 consider. Dont cloose UR mind to oter options. U can disaggre at leest I didnt call U names

Pleeze respect my ideans”

It’s hard to respect the ideas of someone who can’t go two words without badly misspelling something.

retraded
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disaggre
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Pleeze
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You’re a joke man.

phil

February 21st, 2012
5:07 pm

honeybee

February 21st, 2012
4:04 pm

Cardinals had Wainwright gone all year. Holliday hurt. Craig hurt. Furcal hurt. I rest my case.They didnt feel sorry for themselves, they made adjustments. sucked it up and won it all.That is what good teams do.
******
Amen.

What did we do? Fold. FG looked like a deer in the headlights the entire final month of the season. It was pathetic and embarassing.

As I’ve said for months, until FG is fired, I won’t be returning to the Ted.

Fan In Tampa

February 21st, 2012
5:09 pm

DawgDad – you are absolutely right. The anemic offense and the inability of our starters to give us more than 5-6 innings on a consistent basis led to the Sept meltdown. More of the same to come. Don’t count on a full season from Hanson or JJ because history says they can’t endure it. The kool-aid drinkers believe a new hitting coach will cure Heyward (doubtful) and Prado is another guy with a history of getting injured, although he is a gamer when he’s in there. Add a 40-year old crippled 3rd baseman, an unproven SS, and a 1-demensional stone-handed 2B to the mix and you’ve got a very average team. No reason to expect better than 3rd in the improved NL east this year. Too bad, because we have probably the best back-end bullpen in MLB and we are good to very good at C, 1B, and CF. Just too many weaknesses elsewhere.

phil

February 21st, 2012
5:11 pm

bravesfansince1982

February 21st, 2012
3:44 pm

“Other teams are hurt too, but they still win. Lets suck it up and quit finding excuses and play ball.”

I think you underestimate just how difficult it is to win a championship. Since the Braves won the WS in 1995, there have been 16 seasons and only 9 franchises that have won it all (STL 2, SF, NYY 5, PHI, BOS 2, CHIWS, FLA 2, LAA and AZ).

That means that in the past 16 seasons, more than 2/3’s of the teams have not been winners. The bottom line is that it takes a lot to win championships in any major sport (health, talent, and a little bit of luck).

Had the Braves not lost Hanson and JJ, and had Prado and Heyward been healthy, last September and October could have been a lot different. That’s just the harsh reality of sports. That’s also why most of us are hopeful for 2012, because if our guys manage to stay relatively healthy, there’s no reason why they can’t be one of the top teams.

*************
That lead quote is right on the money.

After that? More typical excuses for why we can’t/don’t/won’t win.

And yes, one big reason why we can’t/won’t/aren’t one of those top teams is the overweight guy we all know as FG. He and his motorcycle have to go.

Rick

February 21st, 2012
5:15 pm

“What did we do? Fold. FG looked like a deer in the headlights the entire final month of the season. It was pathetic and embarassing.

As I’ve said for months, until FG is fired, I won’t be returning to the Ted.”

I don’t agree with every decision he makes by any means, but what else do you think he should have done in that final month? He only can use the players that are on the team. They had meetings about players and specific issues, and nothing worked. They folded but it wasn’t from a lack of effort. They just didn’t perform. It’s not like Fredi told the players to fail at the plate, they just could not execute.

phil

February 21st, 2012
5:16 pm

Fan in Tampa – that’s a very measured, reasonable look at things. I’m with you in not seeing how in the world we can win. With a pitching staff staring at 4 starters on the DL before we know it, it won’t be pretty most likely.

We know Hudson is down, we know Hanson will be down (and he can’t even make day one of spring training w/o crashing), we know JJ will be down and we can pretty well guess that one of the remaining 2 will go down with a sore something.

If I see 25 guys on opening day that are in shape, faces clean shaven and with a minimum of goofing off and acting like idiots in the dugout and otherwise, then I’ll think we have a shot at something.

Ain’t likely.

KK

February 21st, 2012
5:17 pm

Don’t worry about a thing, Hudson’s back surgery, Hanson’s concussion,
Chipper’s got an extra feedbag, McCann can’t find his glasses,Heyward lost his favorite bat,…………it’s only spring………..

phil

February 21st, 2012
5:17 pm

FG was the captain of the ship that sank like a rock. That’s plenty for me.

phil

February 21st, 2012
5:19 pm

Another day or two and we’ll start hearing about how so and so did this and that during the offseason, so this is bound to be a great year!

It’s the same stuff EVERY SEASON in EVERY SPORT. That’s okay but it is as predictable as humidity in Georgia in July.

Rick

February 21st, 2012
5:21 pm

“FG was the captain of the ship that sank like a rock. That’s plenty for me.”

Stupid reasoning. The manager doesn’t have any direct control over the player’s abilities or how well they put them into play. It’s up to the players. They are the ones playing the game, not the manager.

If you won’t be going to the games and supporting the team until Fredi is fired, then I question why you are commenting on this blog at all. He’s obviously going to be with the team at least through this season, so you’re wasting your time commenting here.

phil

February 21st, 2012
5:22 pm

Techster

February 21st, 2012
4:48 pm

And I heard something about red panties.
***************
And I suggest you loan em to that basketball coach of yours….what a resounding success story!

bostonbravo

February 21st, 2012
5:23 pm

b l e w a t i r e??? really??
(making obscene signal with baseball bat for Gloria Allred)
QUICK!! Trade him for Derek Lowe!!! (no, wait…)

bostonbravo

February 21st, 2012
5:24 pm

my caps off to whoever thought of the blew a tire story. hope he’s ok…like his pitching.

David O'Brien

February 21st, 2012
5:25 pm

If I see 25 guys on opening day that are in shape, faces clean shaven and with a minimum of goofing off and acting like idiots in the dugout and otherwise, then I’ll think we have a shot at something. — Phil

Yeah, because championship teams these days all have clean-shaven faces (Phillies? Rangers? Giants?).

ray k

February 21st, 2012
5:27 pm

10 days before spring games and Tommy is in the ER, Hudson has a medical sponge substituting for vertebrae and JJ has a knee brace.
A lot of cap tipping in order this year?

phil

February 21st, 2012
5:27 pm

Calm down, Rick. We didn’t hit a lick the entire season. FG hired the bonehead who “coached” in that area and did nothing with him, even in the face of clear evidence that he couldn’t have coaxed a ground ball to first out of Ted Williams in his prime.

He killed the bullpen in record fashion. He kept playing Wayward when the guy couldn’t do much more than ground out to the right side of the infield. He yanked every starter he could after 5 other than Hudson. He kept trotting what’s his name out there every 5th day when my driveway could see he was toast.

Is that at least a little better, Rick? Are you another of the dreaded blog cops who hates anything he doesn’t agree with?

ray k

February 21st, 2012
5:34 pm

Fredi certainly overused the pen last year–bringing in Venters with a 7 run lead is simply idiotic–but the starters saw the 7th inning about as often as TBS aired a Braves game.

Typical Lowe, Hanson, Hudson line: 5 IP 10 H 4 R 4 SO 3 W 112 pitches

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