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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:18 PM
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Nobody Ever Accused Baseball Players Of Being Smart
Mike Venafro, scratched from yesterday's relief appearance, finally has an explanation for the back discomfort that has hampered his career. The southpaw, whose legs are slightly different in length, has been wearing a one-third-inch pad in the wrong shoe for years - essentially doubling the difference between his leg lengths rather than correcting it. Mets doctors discovered the trouble and are easing him into the proper padding. Venafro was in good spirits yesterday, though he confessed: "I was furious, but what can you do?"

http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/398565p-337670c....
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:43 PM
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1. lol
One of the athlete's under my care had about a half a centimeter leg length difference which was causing her to get shin splints. So we had the doctor come in and fit her for orthotics, well we had to make him measure her legs 4 or 5 times because he kept getting a reading that made the shorter leg seem like the longer one. The best part about the whole story is, when the girl was sitting up you could visibly see the leg length difference...so sometimes it's not really the athlete's fault!
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:47 PM
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2. Now replacing the Cy Young Award with the Charles Darwin Award...
and the winner is.... Mike Venafro, come on down!
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SteelBird Donating Member (38 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 01:43 AM
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3. Mike Venafro?
That dude was an instructor at a winter baseball academy I went to one time, small world.
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dr.zoidberg Donating Member (612 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 08:26 AM
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4. Just you wait...
There will be an even stranger injury occur during spring training. Crazy stuff like this happens every year.
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ClusterFreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 09:49 AM
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5. He was "furious"?
At whom? At himself, I hope! :rofl:
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 08:05 PM
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6. and his nickname is Eileen.

nt.
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