"Let us go forth a while, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our closed rooms...
The game of ball is glorious."

--Walt Whitman

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Limping Boldly Onward


Since last I b*tched about the rash of injuries plaguing the Twins (on Friday), our boys continue to fall like dominoes.

Approximately five minutes after coming off the disabled list, Shannon Stewart went back on after re-aggravating his plantar fascitis Saturday.

Then Hunter left the game Sunday due to extreme pain from a "tweak" in his foot which occurred about a month ago, and which he'd been hoping would just go away eventually. Turns out "tweak"="fracture". Ouch. Onto the DL with you!

Monday, Jack-Of-All-Positions Nick Punto (who is a tremendously valuable resource with half the team on the DL) jammed his trick knee. Oh, the joy. He's not on the DL, but they're not saying he'll play tonight, either.

Now, two or three injuries in a row is one thing. Sometimes you just get a little cluster, it's all part of the law of averages. But when six guys go down in a week? Well, I expect to see some funky-looking person dancing around the Dome waving incense and a rubber chicken, or whatever you need to wave around to take this damn hex off, and I expect to see them soon. Surely after the last couple of seasons TR's got a got a good witch doctor on speed dial?

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