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Sadly, Percival's injury is no big surprise

Posted on: May 29, 2008 7:37 pm
 

Shockingly, Tampa Bay owns the best record in baseball today (tied with the Chicago Cubs). Let's see where the Rays are in two weeks, now that closer Troy Percival has gone to the disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

And let's see how long Percival can stay healthy when he does return.

"I was down there a couple of weeks ago, and everyone was saying it was just a matter of time (before he got hurt)," one American League scout said this week. "People were betting he wouldn't last half a season."

It's amazing that Percival is still pitching at all. His career was supposed to be over in 2005, when the muscle in his right forearm tore away from the bone. Anyone who saw his aborted comeback attempt with the Tigers in spring training 2006 would have believed he was done.

For now, it's only his hamstring that's hurting, and the Rays are saying that the injury is "not anything significant." Not surprisingly, Percival didn't want to go on the DL.

He wants to pitch. We know that. We also know that he knows how to win, and that he's a big part of what the Rays have done so far. Now they'll have to go on without him, for two weeks.

For two weeks this time, that is.

Category: MLB
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 7:40 pm
 

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Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: May 30, 2008 3:27 pm
 

Sadly, Percival's injury is no big surprise

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Since: Apr 17, 2007
Posted on: May 30, 2008 1:57 pm
 

Sadly, Percival's injury is no big surprise

but if Percival was so healthy why did he sign with a team that was picked to finish no better then 4th in their division as opposed to a team viewed as a contender.

 

Domkong, you are sitting right there with Knobler, not knowing too much about the Rays or players on their roster.   Percival was interviewed on "Rome is Burning" about a week ago, did you hear it or read about it?  Percival used to pitch for Maddon back on the Angels (Maddon is Rays current Manager).  Percival talked to Maddon last year about wanting to pitch because he frankly trusts and has respect for Maddon, and Maddon invited him to pitch for the Rays, and told Percival what Maddon thoughts were about the future of the team (not surprisingly it wasn't the same as all of the "experts").  Percival trusts Maddon, and took the offer.




Since: Apr 17, 2007
Posted on: May 30, 2008 1:44 pm
 

Sadly, Percival's injury is no big surprise

Hey DomkeKong, thanks for the "1" star rating.  Ouch.   I'm sure you think I deserve it because you're a Detroit guy and know Knobler or his work from way back when.  The point is this, Dom, if he is a cbs sportswriter, then his blog should have been far less slanted and should have been more thorough and inclusive of the facts, like the other article on this same topic that was posted by another cbs sportswriter. 

         You read that article side by side next to Knobler's article, and you tell me that Knobler's article wasn't slanted to the negative side?   But then you'll say it's just a blog. 

No, especially when written by someone who is supposed to have some cred, it's just the type of sports journalism that is fading to the "yellow" side for sensationalism, and whether or not the article is significant or not, I'm frankly getting sick and tired of it.  Other journalist are doing it too, and I decided to start calling those writers on it, when I see it.  I wrote about some of them in my message above, to which you gave the wonderful "1" rating.  Here, check out one of them for yourself - the link is embedded in the thread on this message:   

 




Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: May 30, 2008 11:22 am
 

Sadly, Percival's injury is no big surprise

I like Percival, he was a great pitcher and is still a good pitcher. I would much rather have Percival over Todd Jones, but if Percival was so healthy why did he sign with a team that was picked to finish no better then 4th in their division as opposed to a team viewed as a contender. The Rays are a good story and Im glad they are having a good year, and to say that Detroit is a perrenial powerhouse in baseball is funny. I dont think anyone in Detroit would be a snob. They were on par with the Rays for a long time.


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