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March 09, 2011

Greinke Fractures Rib Playing Basketball: Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Zack Greinke fractured a right rib playing pick-up basketball during the off season and is likely to begin the season on the disabled list, the team revealed. "Everyone always told me not to do it because I was going to get hurt," Greinke said. The team is not penalizing the ace and hopes he'll miss just two or three starts.

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:08 AM - 9 comments

Brewers' season already a failure.

posted by rocketman at 09:18 AM on March 09

Must be something in the contract about prohibited activities such as other sports. But they're not going to bust his balls about it, evidently.

I like Doug Melvin's last man at the Alamo response: "Anybody who's in camp and anyone who has a Brewers uniform can step up"

(All right handed peanut vendors, please report to Section 112).

posted by beaverboard at 09:47 AM on March 09

Good luck Milwaukee. The kid is a head case. It was well known in KC the time that he was there. One stand out season won't cure crazy. You're in for a bumpy ride, and the roller coaster hasn't even left the loading area yet.

posted by Tinman at 05:54 PM on March 09

Wow. Just wow. He broke a rib playing basketball and you're dogging him for suffering from depression? No offense Royals fans, but Zack Greinke wasn't Kansas City's problem.

posted by yerfatma at 07:31 PM on March 09

Good luck Milwaukee. The kid is a head case. It was well known in KC the time that he was there. One stand out season won't cure crazy.

Stand out? He won the Cy Young. And deservedly at that. His 2007 and 2008 seasons weren't too shabby neither, not to mention three straight years of 200+. He's good.

Head case? What - for playing basketball?

But I agree with the good luck Milwaukee. Seasons that start with injury, usually don't end up so good. He'll be behind the eight-ball all year.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 07:44 PM on March 09

Not to mention that any pitching stats earned while throwing for the Royals are most likely lowered due to his supporting cast.

But, as weedy pointed out, not a good way to start a year.

posted by dviking at 07:50 PM on March 09

He's a very good pitcher and he'll be just fine. Ribs will heal. We'll be talking about him throwing some very dominating games by May and June.

posted by dyams at 08:47 PM on March 09

The kid is a head case. It was well known in KC the time that he was there.

Quick note: Everyone knew this, not just in KC. He suffered from social anxiety disorder and depression.

In case you were wondering, other successful athletes suffer from depression and perform quite well after the fact (Joey Votto, for example).

posted by grum@work at 11:03 PM on March 09

In case you were wondering, other successful athletes suffer from depression and perform quite well after the fact (Joey Votto, for example).

Agreed Grum. It's always puzzled me why there's still such a stigma regarding "mental illness". We know so little about it, yet it seems that we're all too willing to label "head case". Especially, when it happens to someone who's even remotely famous.

posted by slackerman at 03:11 PM on March 10

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