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The September 12th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including McCarthy released from the hospital, Santana making the wrong kind of home run history, Mike Trout's MVP chances and much more...
The Story: Brandon McCarthy has been released from the hospital and tweets hilariously in the process.
The Monkey Says: What makes his unfortunate situation even worse is that he is so damned likeable.
The Story: Ervin Santana is making gopherball history.
The Monkey Says: This is actually kind of par for the course for Ervin though. I mean, this is a bit extreme but he has always been prone to allowing home runs and that was only exacerbated by mechanical problems.
The Story: According to one columnist, Mike Trout's MVP case is waning because of a not totally awesome month of August.
The Monkey Says: Yes, that's right, a few weeks of an very nice .855 OPS mixed into an otherwise phenomenal season somehow disqualifies him. Since it is a Rangers reporter, I suppose we should just be glad that he didn't try and build a case for Michael Young winning the award because intangibles.
The Story: The MVP race is between Miguel Cabrera and MIke Trout.
The Monkey Says: It only is if you insist on their being a race. Really, it should be Trout in a landslide and I will explain why later today.
The Story: A group of fans has started bringing a sign to Angel home games to coax the team into keeping Torii Hunter after this season.
The Monkey Says: I am all for it, at the right price, of course. The real issue is that they still need to figure out what to do with Peter Bourjos if they bring Hunter back. It would be very short-sighted to trade him away in order to make room for a player who might only have one good season left in him. The Angels do have other outfield prospects (and Vernon Wells) on the way in the near future (like Kole Calhoun), but none have the potential that Bourjos does. It is a good problem to have, but it is one they need to figure out.
The Story: Mike Scioscia has a tough call to make on Mark Trumbo.
The Monkey Says: I'm sorry, but it is time to bench him, for at least a week. Vernon Wells is playing well enough and the team can't keep burning ABs on Trumbo with him performing at the kind of level that even Jeff Mathis thinks is a joke. I think he is battling both physical problems and mechanical problems and it is pretty clear by now that he isn't going to play his way through any of those issues.
The Story: Mike Trout's chances of making it into the Hall of Fame could be hindered by his fish-like surname.
The Monkey Says: You can't argue with science.
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Amanda McCarthy tweeted a photo of her husband, Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy, a week after his brain surgery. He’s walking down a street in San Francisco. It was his first day walking outside unassisted. Look closely and you’ll see the surgical scar on his shaved head.
It’s great to know that Brandon McCarthy has maintained his excellent sense of humor despite his head injury.
The Oakland A’s pitcher was hit in the head by a line drive last Wednesday and was taken to the hospital for examination. He had surgery to relieve swelling in his brain after a CT scan revealed a skull fracture and brain contusion.
McCarthy was released from the hospital...
Brandon McCarthy’s wife Amanda shared a photo on Twitter Wednesday that shows the scar on her husband’s head following brain surgery. McCarthy was struck in the head by a line drive from Erick Aybar last week and went to the hospital to have surgery to relieve swelling in his brain. The 28-year-old pitcher was released [...]
Brandon McCarthy was having a good day. So good, in fact, that he dared to try something that many men know could get them into a serious bit of trouble. McCarthy, who has been in the hospital since last week after being struck in the head by a batted ball, was discharged on Tuesday. Considering the severity of his injury and the fact that he was only recently undergoing brain surgery...
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Less than week after taking a line drive to the dome, the A's starter is out of the hospital and back on his A+ Twitter game.
A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy was released from the hospital today, five days after taking a line drive to the head that caused brain surgery on a epidural hemorrhage, a brain contusion and a skull fracture.McCarthy has been in high spirits throughout the way, joking about his fantasy football roster on tweeter, today asked his lovely wife, Amanda, a question that apparently he’s...
Following an extended stay in the hospital following two hours of emergency brain surgery last Wednesday night after suffering a pidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture when he was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Angels batter Erick Aybar, Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy was released from the hospital on Tuesday. [...]
Oakland A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy is the owner of one of the funnier and more enjoyable Twitter accounts in all of baseball. McCarthy also had the unfortunate luck of getting slammed in the face with a baseball off the bat of Angel Eric Aybar last week. The injury resulted in an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture that was repaired with two hours of surgery...
Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy has been released from a Bay Area hospital less than a week after getting hit in the head by a line drive and undergoing surgery.
The A's say Dr. Peter Weber, the neurologist who performed the surgery at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, and team physician Dr. Allan Pont agreed ''McCarthy had made an excellent...
Oakland A’s starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy is fresh out of the hospital after undergoing surgery for a fractured skull, due to batted ball that hit him in the head. Either the pain medication is doing its job well, or he is just going to take full advantage of his gorgeous wife nursing him back to [...]
One and a half times. That is how many times I have been able to watch the Brandon McCarthy play where a darting Eric Aybar comebacker destroys the Oakland A’s pitcher’s skull. Holy mother of invisible friends, that hurts.
The first time I saw it my stomach dropped and I got real dizzy. When the replay was shown again — this time in slow-motion — I anticipated the skull crushing...
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