Dec
17

A-Rod will definitely avoid second hip surgery

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Dr. Marc Philippon laid out the plan in March. Instead of having a complicated hip procedure that would keep him out until at least July, Alex Rodriguez would undergo a less severe surgery which would allow his return in early- to mid-May. Then, after the season, he’d undergo a second procedure to finish the job. Yet as the season went along, Philippon sounded more confident that A-Rod would not need a second surgery. Today, via ESPN Radio’s Andrew Marchand, we learn that a second surgery will not be necessary. This is the final word, it appears, so Alex will continue his normal workouts. This is obviously good news. Would he even be ready for Spring Training if he needed another surgery this month?

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  • larryf

    He better end the 2010 season with at least 625 career HR’s…. 800 here we come!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      625-583= 42

      Hmmm… I’ll take the under. Not by much, though.

      • pat

        Thats a good breakpoint. He hit 30 in the regular season last year and 6 more in the playoffs. Given an extra month or so I think he could probably break 42. We saw how well he performed when given and extra day off here and there. Girardi will be more apt to give him days off which should keep him producing at a very high level.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          It is a very compelling question that would make a good wager of some sort (hint, hint)

          • pat

            I’m in!

            • jsbrendog

              loser has to stand naked in an alley

              /the league’d

              • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Milton Bradley Fat Park Factor

                Where I come from, we call that “Tuesday.”

              • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

                good show. 6 episode season was awful weak though.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      ARod has 345 homers in 9 seasons between Seattle and Texas. He currently has 238 in 6 seasons in New York.

      3 more years, he’ll have half his career and likely more than half his homers here in pinstripes.

      Good times.

      • pat

        Hard to believe he’s been here for 6 years already.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          He’s got the third highest OPS+ in all of baseball during that 6 year span, as well (minimum 600 games).

          1. PooHoles, 175
          2. Manny being Manny, 153
          3. Nails Krzyzewski, 152
          4. Fat Elvis, 149
          5. Hooter Jones, 146

          • jsbrendog

            and fat elvis and hooter jones..

            chipper would be hooter no?

            and fat elvis…..carlos lee?

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

              http://www.baseballaha.com/ima.....erkman.jpg

              Carlos Lee is “El Caballo”.

              Elvis Presley: Not Panamanian

              • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

                That picture is creepy.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                  I blame the urine-yellow uni tops. And, by extension, I blame Jorge.

            • Thomas

              Chipper and Berkman. Fat Elvis is his real nickname, too. I never heard anyone call him Hooter, though.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                I never heard anyone call him Hooter, though.

                FACT: Chipper Jones loves the restaurant chain Hooters. FACT.

              • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

                Jones met his first wife, Karin Fulford, while he was playing with the Braves class A affiliate in Macon, Georgia. The couple divorced after it was revealed that Jones had had an 18-month affair with a Hooters waitress which produced a son out of wedlock, Matthew, born in 1997.[16][17]

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                  Karin Fulford: http://s11.bdbphotos.com/image.....umbzpc.jpg

                  (BTW, if I ever fake my own death and create a new identity from scratch, I’m gonna be from Macon, Georgia.)

            • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

              Fat Elvis = Berkman.

              • Dax J.

                For some reason, he also likes to call himself The Big Puma.

      • Rose

        Does he get into the Hall of Fame? (I say eventually)…and if so, with the Yankees?

        Also, do you think Matsui gets a plaque in Memorial Park?

        • Dan

          obviously, yes and no

        • A.D.

          I think Yes, he gets into the hall, yes, as a Yankee. If Matsui gets a plague its the “first japanese player in Yankee history” but other than that no.

          • pat

            Hah, he’s not even the first Hideki to have played on the Yanks.

            • jsbrendog

              fat pussy toad for the win!

            • A.D.

              Wow, i totally blocked Irabu out of my mind, would have to be first japanese position player then

        • Tom Zig

          A-rod won’t get in the hall of fame because the world will end in 2012

      • ROBTEN

        I was just thinking this morning how fortunate it is to be able to watch A-Rod play for the Yankees.

        I know that most people on RAB recognize A-Rod’s abilities, but I remember sitting in the stands at the beginning of the season and having to listen to the people in the row in front of me talk endlessly about how awful A-Rod was (in much more offensive language) and how his being out to start the season would show everyone that the team didn’t need him.

        It’s ridiculous that some fans gauge the value of the player by whether or not the team wins, but I hope that the WS win finally means that A-Rod’s accomplishments during his time with the Yankees will be fully recognized.

        • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Milton Bradley Fat Park Factor

          They’ve been doing that for years. If he didn’t win a WS and perform last year, we might be hearing it again this year. In fact, knowing the collective IQ of many fans, I wouldn’t be surprised if they still spewed that vitriol.

          • pat

            Oh yeah, first time he strikes out with guys on late in a game he’ll hear it.

          • Bo

            You don’t win over fans by losing and catching the pipe when it counts.

            Especially Yankee fans. Come on. No one boo’d the person. Fans were boo’ing the results. And while it wasnt his fault the pitching stunk it is the price he pays for making the highest salary.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

              All of what you said (as usual): batshit insane

            • ROBTEN

              Yes, Bo, you’re right.

              The times I’ve been at the stadium and heard people not only booing A-Rod, but screaming things like “f-gg-t” and “blue lips,” were not thinly veiled outbursts of racism and homophobia that our society often overlooks because, “Hey, I paid for my ticket so I can say whatever I want,” but simply a gentlemanly display of their displeasure at his performance on the field of play. I had forgotten that this is why the fans were booing LaTroy Hawkins as well.

              /Sarcasm (if it is necessary).

  • A. Phil

    Great News! Now I’ll try to get back to studying for my finals.

    • SamVa

      i gave up on calc.. who makes your last final the most brain-consuming anyway?

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Excellent news.

  • theyankeewarrior

    It’s definitely great news, especially because he will now get to play a full season, while healthy, and with a ring on his finger.

    It’s scary to think what a relaxed, confident, A-rod can do for a full 162 games in this new stadium with all his demons behind him and several HUGE monkeys off his back:

    Won a ring
    Came through in October/November
    Admitted steroid use and dealt with all that came with it
    Won over every NY fan and many non NYY fans
    Got passed his divorce
    I think I could go on all day…

    But anyways, I just hope it doesn’t bother him down the road. If the thing flares up again, I think he should look into getting it fixed next offseason because the Yankees are paying him crazy money for 8 more seasons.

    • Mike HC

      And Tiger is the best thing that could have ever happened to him. ARod is now completely yesterdays news. He is almost a good guy now, especially seeing what Tiger got involved in.

      • theyankeewarrior

        What would you have said to me if I told you back in February that by December, Tiger Woods would be dieing to trade places with Alex Rodriguez.

      • Chris

        Well, Tiger does give his waitresses better tips.

        • Spaceman.Spiff

          Yeah but those tips aren’t for waiting tables. wink wink, nudge nudge

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

            Say no more, say no more.

            • Evil Empire

              Bob’s your uncle, yeah?

    • larryf

      took a dip in the Hudson and came out unscathed :-)

  • Mike HC

    Gotta love those super quick healers.

  • Tampa Yankee

    Super duper gang! Super duper! That’s nice! Way to go! Neato gang. Neato!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      I’m proud of you, Tampa Yankee. You kept your head on a swivel, and that’s what you’ve gotta do when you’re in the middle of a vicious cockfight.

      • Tampa Yankee

        Yeah, there were horses, and a man on fire, and I killed a guy with a trident.

        • jsbrendog

          yeah i saw that! tampa yankee killed a guy

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      Golly, I think that’s just swell!

      • Ansky

        Sit on it Potsie!

  • Rose

    Would he even be ready for Spring Training if he needed another surgery this month?

    No.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Rose

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      Hey, Dr. Rose, should I have this rash checked out?

      • Rose

        Nah, it should go away…just avoid stressful situations and nobody will ever know…

        [closes folder and slowly exits office and runs down hallway to exit]

      • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Milton Bradley Fat Park Factor

        Let me see it. I play a doctor on the internet.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          Things I will never ever ever ever ever be doing:

          Showing JMK a rash I have. (Although, to be frank, it’s probably a smart idea… he’s probably had every rash in the book and can diagnose quite well.)

      • Bo

        Thats just the dried tears after watching Cameron end up in red.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          My rash (that I don’t really have): Less troubling than your multiple personality disorder

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

          Dear Bo:

          You don’t leave a valid email address, so this is the only place I can address you.

          (This is, by the way, why we ask you leave a valid email. No one sees it but us. I don’t even mention people’s academic affiliations when I see it in their email address. It’s 100% confidential. It’s just so we can write to you if we have a problem we don’t want to address in public. Like this.)

          I’m sick and tired of the back and forth with you and tommie. It stops now.

          Sincerely,
          Joe

          • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            ::long, end of “Can’t Buy Me Love”-style standing ovation::

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

              Per Joe’s request, I will now totally and fully ignore all comments from Sal, Bo, Grant, or Lanny. I won’t provoke him, nor will I respond to his provocations.

              If I slip up, people, please remind me of my pledge to Joe and you.

              • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                I think most of us know you were fighting the good fight, it’s not your fault.

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                  Thank you.

  • Mike bk

    actually we learned this straight from alex this morning after the press conference when he said he went in over the weekend, was supposed to have it today, but mri said didnt need it. great news that it isnt necessary. i wonder why they waited so long after the year to be sure not needing the surgery since at least some of that time could have been used recovering if it was necessary.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Ill post this question to everyone:

    What would you have said to me if I told you back in February that by December, Tiger Woods would be dieing to trade places with Alex Rodriguez?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      I’d have told you “It’s spelled ‘dying'”.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD
      • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        C-L-O-W-N

        /Pinstripe Destiny’d

    • Joe

      I’d have stocked up on canned goods and headed to the bomb shelter

    • pat

      It’s freaking insane. Now there’s all this bs floating around that some doctor he saw allegedly gave people HGH. When it rains it freaking pours. If anything though, whenever he decides to play golf professionally again I can see him absolutely destroying people.

      • Bo

        Why does Woods really care? If he really cared about his wife he wouldnt be banging a girl in every city.

        The only thing that hurts him is the short term publicity hit hes taking which fades away pretty quick.
        This isnt a Kobe rape. This isnt a Clinton sexually harrassing girls.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          That’s quite possible the dumbest Boversimplification you’ve ever done.

          You’ve reached a new low. You continue to amaze us all and defy the mathematicians and scientists who thought they had already chronicled the extremes of human stupidity.

          • tim randle

            TOMMIE…how long did your undying pledge to Joe last??

            :)

            • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

              This came before we talked.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

              Read the timestamps, homie.

        • Chris

          Not to nitpick, but Clinton didn’t sexually harass girls. He had a series of extramarital affairs. Just like Tiger.

        • pat

          Why does he care? Ummmm he probably cares a tiny bit about his public perception and reputation.

          • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            … And losing his family, not to mention the hit he’s taking when he loses endorsement contracts.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

              And the fact that his public perception can be repaired from the low point it’s at now, but it will never be back to the spotless levels of near universal love and admiration.

            • pat

              Other than all of those good reasons WHY WOULD HE CARE?

              • Chris

                He would care because it will now be more difficult for him to hook up with random women while on the road.

                • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

                  This couldn’t be further from the truth.
                  ha. Hoes is triflin.

      • Colin

        Speaking of said Doctor, apparently he has connections to ARod’s doctor… dun dun dun

        • ROBTEN

          Wait a minute…The doctor that treated Tiger Woods also treated Madonna…

          OMFG!

          It’s a conspiracy! Quick, someone alert Glenn Beck!

          • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

            I don’t know what any of this means. But, I do know one thing: you need to buy gold.

            Sincerely,
            Glenn Beck.

            • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              Can I prove that Alex Rodriguez didn’t sodomize Haley Joel Osment in Bangkok in 2003? I’ve tried, but no, I can’t. Take from that what you will.

              /Beck’d

              • Tom Zig

                A-rod gave Obama the idea about Death Panels

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

            Not to worry: We’ve got the best healthcare system in the world. I’m sure this doctor didn’t do anything wrong.

            Sincerely,
            Glenn Beck

            http://www.thedailyshow.com/wa.....-operation (safe)

            • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

              Nicely done.

              • morrison

                ooohhhh burn. Beck will never recover from that “hilarious” skit from Lebowitz. Can’t wait the next time Lebowitz is undergoing surgery and someone rip into all the lies and left idealogy he spins every night to his hapless crowd of sheep. Yeah, but as everyone knows the left can never take serious debate, facts and will only attempt to assinate character. Screw Lebowitz; Go Glenn.

  • larryf

    Alex’s RF power is truly amazing. YS is great for lefties and ARod and Jeter who can hit ‘em out to right as good as any righties… DJ OWNS that first row in right…

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