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Agreed. And any aneurysm formation would also need surgery.
The location of the clot is critical, though. If its a venous clot, it can go to the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism. The risk of this from an upper extremity is much lower, although not negligible, than from the lower extremity. In rare cases, where a heart defect is present, the clot can enter the arterial circulation and migrate to the brain, heart, organs, etc. That is the only way a venous clot can cause a stroke.
An arterial clot would only cause damage to tissue downstream. In this case, it would be the arm musculature & skin. While infarcting a finger would undoubtably be agonizing, I'd much prefer that to having a stroke or MI.
So, yes, while clots are very bad things, upper extremity clots are not nearly as bad as lower extremity clots or blockage of the carotid, coronary or mesenteric arteries.
Osteopathic manipulation is also a viable treatment for neurogenic TOS ( J Am Osteopath Assoc; 1989 Aug; 89(8):1046-50, 1053-7). I wonder if many baseball teams go through this conservative approach. I know I would if I had TOS.
Zack Cozart in a deep-superdeep (10 teams, 15 keepers) dynasty league?
Thoughts on the Young brothers (Chris & Delmon), Ian Desmond, Wandy Rodriguez, Zack Cozart, Coco Crisp and Anibal Sanchez...
I'm going with Giants in five.
/puts in 2010 WS DVD...
Jeff Kent had the best porn 'stache ever.
Yeah, harder hit than I remember. We're both wrong.
"Morgan was ready, though, and smoked a liner into center..."
It looked more like a 10-hopper that barely got by Bloomquist to me.
Speaking of closers:
Better keeper for next year, Javy Guerra or Ryan Madson (i.e., which is better situated to actually BE a closer next year)?
" Most pundits have noted that the Giants now have to beat one of Halladay, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels to advance"
Also worth noting that the Giants three wins this series HAVE come off of Halladay, Oswalt & Hamels.
Ah, that clears up a lot. Thank you!
With things like Hulu, OnDemand, Netflix, DVR, etc, it seems that sporting events are one thing keeping live network TV alive right now. Oh, how I would love to see a restriction free MLB.tv service put the final nail in Comcast's coffin!
The blackout restrictions are what will always kill MLBtv for me too. I'd gladly pay MLB the money for it if I could watch my Giants games, but MLB would rather I keep my money. Why? I really can't figure it out. Would the networks really lose that much money if local games were broadcast on MLBtv?
It's like MLB is trying to kill its own product with terrible TV contracts: can't watch saturday day games if they're not the Fox game of the week, Fox & TBS are a joke for postseason broadcasting, extended postseason play for TV purposes, etc..
Is there any chance the blackout restrictions, or any of this, get changed, and if so, when?
Somewhat off topic, but I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on why there aren't more osteopathic physicians in professional sports.
I'm in DO school now and I've been considering going into PM&R and sports medicine, which seem like the perfect fields for osteopathy.
Ah, thanks for the update! I only go by the CBS Sportsline schedule, which is slow to update.
No mention of Jason Vargas after he's featured in the Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots? He's got two starts at home this week.
One only needs to look on the internet for hundreds of videos of skateboarding concussions. That's entirely preventable, though. As the current baseball climate stands, there's no way for kids to avoid what happened to Gunnar.
Glad to hear you're involved with the situation there. That school is my alma mater and I was actually supposed to go there with my neuroanatomy professor to help lead a guest lecture/lab on the day that Gunnar went into the coma. Our lab was cancelled and I was absolutely shocked at the unfortunate coincidence. One of the first things I thought of was, "I wonder what Will Carroll will have to say about this." Needless to say, everyone I know is pulling for Gunnar.
Wondering if you've been following the story of Gunner Sandberg. He's a HS pitcher here in Northern California who took a liner off the head and was subsequently in a coma for two weeks. He's currently undergoing rehab and for a little while it looked like it could be for the worst. It's the HS & College kids who would benefit most from some sort of pitcher head protection since it doesn't look like metal bats will be going away any time soon (although Gunner's league no longer uses metal... shutting the barn door too late).
Such a conundrum this week.... do I take the chance with Lewis? My other options are CJ Wilson & Brian Matusz, both of whom have one start at Boston.
Looks like Colby Lewis will be making 2 starts in week 3 now after being bumped up. Thoughts on starting him at Boston and at home against Detroit?
When does the new hit list come out?
When do the new Hit Lists come out?
I think the Giants are trying to get that extra year out of Posey before he hits free agency by delaying his call up.
With the club off to a 5-1 start, is there really that much of an urgency to call him up? Like another poster said, the staff loves throwing to Molina and the Giants starting pitching is pretty dominant right now. Also, what do you do with Molina if Posey is called up? Bengie is known to complain and whine if he's benched, so do you risk causing a clubhouse disruption in a team that is off to such a hot start?
No John Bowker with the Giants? After his performance in AAA last year and amazing spring there's still no shot he makes the club?
I have a friend who works in the front office for the Giants. We were talking about advanced statistics the other day (he hadn't heard about BP either). His knowledge on advanced statistics was this: "The Giants HATE VORP."
No giants love. Not even mentions for panda, Cain, mad-bum or posey.
Sabes has always stayed away from the amateur draft, or so I've heard. Except, of course, for when he's giving away his draft picks in order to sign Michael Tucker.
I guess you could credit him for putting together such bad teams that he was awarded high draft picks....
So is there a general consensus that Brian Sabean is baseball's worst currently active GM? He's been handed two Cy Young candidates and an All-Star caliber third baseman, basically for free, and he's probably not going to be able to capitalize on it. That was after he was handed the most productive hitter possibly in the history of baseball and wasn't able to do much with that. Is there any hope for the team by the bay with Sabes at the helm?
OK, maybe WalMart & Costco were bad examples. I didn't mean they exemplified their rock bottom prices, but the fact that American's are obsessed with the "more is better" idea. The Yankees need MORE multimillion dollar All-Star players. They need a BIGGER stadium. They need a 28th world championship. They need 10lbs of nutmeg.
So many cities are yearning for just ONE world title. Yankee fans thinking their city deserves it's 28th title before San Francisco gets it first is a sense of entitlement. I know you're always going to root for your team, but when is enough titles enough? Do Yankee fans need one per decade? The announcers during game 7 kept talking about the 9 year interim between titles like it was a millennium. What about the amount of time the Cubs, Giants, Indians, Padres, Mariners, Rangers, etc have waited? Nine years isn't even worth mentioning.
Yankee fans whining about that 9 year time period is like Bill Gates whining about having to pay too much in taxes.
But you are right, there are lots of generalizations there and it's a shame that I'm most influenced by the loudest Yankee fans and not the ones you speak of, Jay.
I don't expect my Giants to win every year and no fan of any team should. They should WANT their team to win every year, but baseball is a zero sum sport, so for every fan to expect their team to win every year is unreasonable.
Usually teams go through cyclical periods. Their up-and coming talent combines with veterans signed at just the right time and they put together a magical run. Then the once-good contracts become stale and the talent dries up from no more top of the draft picks. Only the truly excellent front offices can avoid this (admittedly, I have VERY low expectations from the SF front office).
I don't think it's good for baseball to see the Yankees in the playoffs every year. I think it's good for baseball to see divisions like the NL West & AL Central where no one team dominates year in and year out. Baseball isn't going to gain any popularity in Baltimore or Toronto any time soon.
My problem with Yankee fans is three fold:
-they are spoiled and most of them don't realize it. Most baseball fans are so thrilled to see their team in contention in September. Yankee fans are upset with anything else but a world series title. They don't seem to appreciate the little moments the way us lesser fans do.
-They seem to think their team is "America's team." They are the most recognizable baseball team around the globe, no doubt, but they do not speak for all of us. They win by overspending first, luck second and baseball acumen third. Teams like the Twins, A's & Rays more represent America's hard working spirit. Yankees represent our overindulgence. They are baseball's WalMart or Costco.
-They have a sense of entitlement. Because they are so spoiled and they seem to think they are America's team, they somehow think baseball is better off because they exist and because they are playing in the post season. As a fan that happened to grow up in NY, like Joe mentioned, and just happened to root for the home team, you aren't any more entitled to watching playoff appearances than a kid growing up in Kansas City, San Diego, Seattle, etc. Yes, your team has history, but so do all the other original MLB teams. My Giants have more hall of famers and more overall wins, but I don't feel any sort of entitlement. I get a little annoyed that your rivalry with the Red Sox is mentioned as being rich and storied while the far more even and venomous rivalry in the Golden State is never even spoken of, but at least I acknowledge that the other rivalries exist.
I don't blame the Yankees for exploiting every aspect of the economic system that has allowed them to have this aspect. I don't blame their fans for rooting for the home town team. I'm sure many of their fans don't exemplify the points I show above, but there is a great majority that do. That's why I'm annoyed by Yankee fans.
Oh, and Red Sox fans are just about as bad, if not worse. I had a Red Sox fan actually tell me "I thought everybody likes the Red Sox" when I said I was rooting against them.
Ah, got it, thanks! Figured there was some subjectivity to all this. I should have known better!
I don't get why the team with the 2nd best record in the NL isn't even ranked in the top half.
Please, somebody offer that guy some money to do what he was doing before. The internet just isn\'t complete without FJM.
Maybe next year they can get George W to write the intro. I\'m no fan of the guy but I\'d read that for sure!
Alright, Joe, that one wasn\'t too hard. Give yourself a real challenge and do the Giants next!