State of the Ankle

State of the Ankle

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(Boston Globe Staff Photos / Jim Davis)

More time in the boot. No timetable on return.

5.17.05 -- Curt Schilling on with WEEI's Dennis and Callahan: The ankle update Curt: ďUmm, you know, umm I donít know (little chuckle). I donít know. I met with Dr. Theodore last week before we left and Chris Correnti and I got together and I was told that I had another week in the boot Ďtill the end of the trip. It felt better last week which was an improvement. I feel almost like meaningless one because Iím not out there yet. Iím going to get examined again on Friday and the goal will be to go from there. Iím hoping that weíre near being out of it but thereís a lot of work to be done once I get out of the boot. You think about some of the basic concepts of whatís happening, whatís gonna happen going forward. Iíve had a boot on for the past couple of weeks, so my ankle isnít getting any stronger. It was weak when I hurt it to begin with. So Iím not going back out there until itís strong, if not stronger than it was. How we can do that, and how quickly we can do that is going to be the big question. Thereís some discomfort, but nothing like there was. Iím throwing with my short boot on as best I can to keep the arm as best I can so thereís a lot less lag time between being ready next week and getting out there and pitching.Ē


Sandberg Throws Dirt on Manny

Rhyno is Clueless on Ramirez, Rice (and still mad at Palmeiro):
Questionable Hall Inductee Says Manny Doesn't Belong in Cooperstown

Sandberg: I think the Boston Red Sox outfielder has taken advantage of Fenway Park. He's very comfortable there hitting balls off the Green Monster, and he's been very constant in what he contributes year in and year out with his run production.

(Yo Ryno - Manny played half his career in Cleveland and had more than half his HRs while there (236) .In fact, Manny's best year was 1999 with Cleveland, when he had 44 HRs and 165 RBI! No monster seats at Jacob Field last time I checked!)

Sandberg: At this point of his career, Ramirez reminds me of Jim Rice and Andre Dawson. Both of them hit over 400 home runs in their careers, but they're not in the Hall of Fame yet. Ramirez could have six or seven years left and wind up with 500-plus home runs. At that point, you could talk about Manny as a Hall of Famer. But not now.

(No, Jim Rice only had 382 career HRs. Ryno is right about Manny not being a hall of famer RIGHT NOW, but the guy is only 32 years old. It's stupid to even talk about it or compare him to one guy who never even reached 400 {check your stats next time buddy} and another who limped his way to the plate to get his 400th when he was 38 years old! Jim Rice is an 'almost' HOF'er, with just under 400HRs and just under a .300 batting average {.298}.) -- Jason Dalrymple, Quincy, MA

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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