Found March 05, 2012 on Baseball Professor:
Ike Davis is cursed! Last year it was his lingering ankle injury and this year it’s Valley Fever. “A fever? You’re writing about a guy with a cold?” It’s actually a lot more serious than that. I’m not a doctor — I’m a professor, remember? — but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, and at the very worst that makes me qualified to read up on what Valley Fever actually is. In short, it’s an infection caused by a fungus native to the American southwest that releases spores from the ground. When inhaled, these spores pretty much mess you up. Conor Jackson barely played after contracting Valley Fever and described it as “mono on steroids.” Not all cases of Valley Fever are as severe as Jackson’s, and it’s entirely possible that Davis will suffer very little from the affliction, but this news can and should impact his fantasy value. So let’s be pessimistic for a minute and assume the worst: Davis misses some serious time this season. Who picks up the slack at first for the M
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