August 25, 2006

Ortiz: Irregular Heartbeat Last Weekend

Tony Massarotti reports that David Ortiz was held overnight at Massachusetts General Hospital last Saturday night to monitor an irregular heartbeat. According to Mazz, Ortiz
acknowledged that he began experiencing a rapid heartbeat Friday night, after a doubleheader against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. When the problem persisted into Saturday, Ortiz visited Mass. General on the suggestion of the team medical staff, led by medical director Dr. Thomas Gill.
The stay was merely precautionary.


laura k said...

Oh no! Ortiz has been known to give us all rapid heartbeats. Maybe he's having that effect on himself.

Jim said...

Look, I know the Sox are going through a "what don't kill ya, cures ya" stretch, but don't push the envellope, Papi.

laura k said...

a knee issue that the MRI can't detect

"MRI showed no structural damange" does not equal the above.

Jim said...

Sports culture? If I had an investment in any player, I'd rather have him sit until he's healthy (and tell me the truth when he wasn't), rather than hear some jackass like Joe Morgan or Steve Phillips describe him as a "warrior".

allan said...

A faster-than-normal heartbeat that presumably was out of the ordinary and turned out to be nothing versus a chronic condition that has been obvious for years and years.

These two situations are in no way comparable, Jack, and you admit as much.

And Manny did play in the Yankees series. He clearly was playing while hurt and he got on base 19 out of 20 times.

Then, once the Sox got swept, and (in the minds of many fans) fell out of playoff contention, he took a game or two off.

As I posted a few days ago, Manny plays more games per year than any of his teammates (with very few exceptions). He plays in pain a lot of the time.