Chooch is Actually Concussed Worse Than We Thought

Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

More good news for the Phillies, as Carlos Ruiz is recovering from his latest concussion at a glacial pace. According to the Inquirer:

“Ruiz did not travel with the team. He is eligible to be activated Friday from the 7-day disabled list, but that will not happen. He is under the supervision of doctors in Philadelphia. They have administered the industry-standard IMPACT test on Ruiz.

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg described Ruiz’s recovery as a ‘slow process.’

‘He’s failing those tests,’ Sandberg said. ‘He still gets the dizziness and the eye sensation to brightness.'”

The Inky goes on to point out that Ruiz missed 20 games due to a concussion in 2010, and there’s apparently no reason to believe he won’t miss just as many (or more) with this one. For the Phillies, who are now eleven games under .500, there should be no rush to get him back. And really, is there any better metaphor for this team than the most (or 2nd most) beloved player sidelined because he was hit by a curveball?


10 Responses

  1. Maybe it’s because I haven’t had my coffee yet, but how is that a metaphor?

    1. I thought kids played soccer in the fall and spring? Do some play in the summer? If so, it still doesn’t deserve coverage over pro sports.

        1. Someone is paying to watch them, so it is pro sports, but you are correct about the quality of the product on the field.

  2. Jim you better post a story quick about Giroux getting arrested for repeatedly grabbing a police officer’s ass, or Kyle really will fire you.

  3. When can we expect the “Claude Giroux has just been outed as a homosexual” t-shirt?

    1. “Giroux also joined other NHL stars in a short video against homophobia in hockey. Asked to participate by Flyers Scout Patrick Burke, whose openly gay brother was killed in a car accident in 2010, Giroux is one of 12 NHL greats to appear in the video.”

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