Monday, August 11, 2008
OC, SS; AJ, C; Q, LF; Dye, RF; Thome, DH; Miss, 2B; Junior, CF; Swish, 1B; Uribe, 3B. Danks pitching.
Jose Contreras underwent outpatient surgery today to repair his ruptured left Achilles tendon at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
The procedure was performed by Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph and Dr. Simon Lee (a foot and ankle specialist).
Jose is home and recovering with no timetable yet for his return.
Personal note: I suffered a torn Achilles in December 2000 while playing basketball. I am still as quick and explosive as I was before the injury, but that isn’t saying very much …
My spouse knew what she was getting into, but tonight is our 18th wedding anniversary, one that is rarely spent away from the ballpark.
In fact, anniversary No. 1 was the day Wilson Alvarez threw a no-hitter … so we celebrated in a Baltimore hotel room eating turkey clubs while every journalist in Venezuela called my room.
Anniversary No. 2 came in Anaheim with something like a 15-inning game. We had reservations for that night at North Beach in SF, but the long game ended those chances. I had the Angels staff put a “Happy Anniversary” up on the scoreboard in the 12th inning. We had dinner that night at the Oakland Airport Hilton … turkey clubs.
She must love me.
While some on this blog seemed to give up hope over the weekend, I would prefer to focus on winning three of four games from the Red Sox.