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Offline Slumpbuster

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Re: Living in the post cortisone world…
« Reply #25: September 18, 2012, 11:44:46 PM »
Better living thru chemicals ( my old fraternity motto )

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Re: Living in the post cortisone world…
« Reply #26: September 19, 2012, 02:11:22 PM »
Zuckerman:

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Zimmerman got another cortisone shot in R shoulder today, will play first game. Davey says arthroscopic surgery likely after season.

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Zim last received cortisone shot on June 24, had immediate effect. Was starting to notice problem again, though not as bad as earlier in ...

Let's hope Zimmerman's and Espinosa's spots were hit.

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Re: Living in the post cortisone world…
« Reply #27: September 25, 2012, 02:36:32 AM »
Instead of Post Cortisone World, we’re now living in the Post Cortisone2 + 1 (Espinosa) World.

Whatever you want to call it, we’ve now had 82 games, more than half the season, post cortisone and our record in those games is 52-30 (.634 winning percentage).  That puts us ½ game behind the Reds who have the best record over this stretch (52-29). The As, who were prominent in the last update have fallen off.

At home, we’re 9th, 28-16 (.636).  The Brewers have ridden Miller Park back into contention and are first at 28-11, ahead of the White Sox 25-10 and Tigers, 30-13.

On the road, we’re #3, 24-14 (.632) behind the Reds 26-14 and the Giants 24-13.

It’s a three team races for runs scored per game, us fractionally behind the Brewers at 5.21 with the Angels still leading at 5.31.  No other team is averaging more than five runs per game over this period.

Runs allowed per game, we’re #6 at 3.88 per game.  The Rays are first, allowing 3.24 followed by the Braves (3.37) and the Mariners (3.54).  Oh if Seattle could score, what they might be.  Only the Astros score fewer runs than the Mariners. 

And for run differential, we’re back at #1 at 1.33 runs per game followed by the Rays at 1.11 and the Braves at 0.90. 

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Re: Living in the post cortisone world…
« Reply #28: September 30, 2012, 02:42:37 PM »
My 92 year old Dad developed a sore  shoulder and neck about 9 days ago, shortly before my visit.  Doctor told him to just let it rest and wear a neck brace.  This was working until Thursday night.  He reached for his neck brace to adjust it, and may have strained his rotator cuff.  Between that and a bit of arthritis, he was in enough pain that his doctor sent him to an orthopedist.  The doctor checked him out, x-rayed the shoulder, did not see a tear, and we decided that the best thing for him would be a shot of cortisone with a little lidocaine.  Worked like a charm.  No problems since.

Cortisone for Everybody!

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Re: Living in the post cortisone world…
« Reply #29: September 30, 2012, 02:46:30 PM »
If had gotten the same "brand" Zimmerman got your pops would be doing pushups and running sprints today.

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Re: Living in the post cortisone world…
« Reply #30: September 30, 2012, 03:08:34 PM »
My mom has terrible arthritis in both knees not to mention being full of bone spurs. We are a big family, size wise, so she has a hard time getting around and is only 57. She is going to have both replaced, but until she gets a bit older, she's getting cortisone shots as needed. She got one last Friday and said that the impact is almost immediate. Wished she'd have done it years ago. They want her to wait as long as possible for the surgery due to the fact that the knee replacements can wear out as well.