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Thursday, July 24, 2003
plague of injuries
aziz from atlanta:
I swear I can't remember a season that's had as many significant injuries to big name players.
I mean, here's a partial list of players that have missed at least a month (or will).
Tony Armas, Jr.
Ken Griffey, Jr.
Jeff Kent (not quite a month)
There are so many more, but these are just the big names. What makes this more interesting is that the list above is entirely made up of NL players.
that's some list. one thing to notice is most of these players are on the wrong side of 30, with the heart-wrenching case of corey patterson the notable exception. it certainly does seem like there are more over-30 stars than there used to be. i know bill james has studied the issue. has anyone done it recently?
the nl grandpa concentration suggests that the apty-named junior circuit will soon take over. it's like the cycle of chinese dynasties. ok maybe not but look at all the teams loaded with tiny mashers: oakland toronto minnesota cleveland. oh yeah the royals. gotta give 'em props. and even the orioles and devil rays have some people. (yes those devil rays.)
prediction: next year, the rays beat the o's. earth-shattering, i know.
hide the children! we don't know what he's capable of!
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