Medical Sabermetrics

As originally posted on The Cub Reporter 8/22/2010 by Dr. Joseph Hecht MAJOR NEWS UPDATE: Lou Piniella will resign after today’s game vs Atlanta. His mother’s health has not improved and instead of going the medical leave of absence route again, he’s handing over the managerial chores to…THE FORMER IOWA CUB MANAGER… drumroll, please…[[[Mike Quade]]]. Pfffft. There is…

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CSI Randy Wells and John Grabow’s Magical Mystery Knee

As originally posted on The Cub Reporter 5/24/11 by Dr. Joseph Hecht A collective cheer can be heard in that state of mind known as Wrigleyville… UPDATE: (tweet from Gordon Wittenmeyer) Grabow to DL, Cashner called up. I wrote this piece before the update. Sometimes things just make sense. Randy Wells, aka Buzz Lightyear “To Infinity and Beyond” (5 runs…

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Knee High to the Hall of Fame

As originally published in The Cub Reporter 1/8/10 by Dr. Joseph Hecht “Andre Dawson, the Hawk…no player in baseball history worked harder, suffered more or did it better than Andre Dawson. He’s the best I’ve ever seen. The Hawk, I watched him win an MVP for a last place team in 1987. It was the…

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Ted Lilly Complains of Knee Pain and Gets His Shoulder Scoped

As originally posted in The Cub Reporter 11/4/09 by Dr. Joseph Hecht Ah, another new adventure in Cubbery. Sorry for missing the day’s rampant speculation on Ted Lilly’s left pitching shoulder arthroscopy. I was in the OR all day and connecting hip bones to… So in one hour what can you see during a shoulder…

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The Ted Lilly Chronicles –The Knee Bone is connected to the Shoulder Bone

As originally posted in The Cub Reporter 7/25/09 by Dr. Joseph Hecht Bruce Levine reports Ted Lilly goes to the DL, righty reliever Justin Berg (acquired in the 2005 Matt Lawton trade from the Yankees) gets called up from Iowa. Lilly’s MRI-Arthrogram apparently didn’t show “any significant abnormalities” (possibly showing tendonitis but no structural damage) but as we’ve…

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