Lately we've joked (I say “we” but what I mean is “I”) about
Mike Napoli’s health issues. If you found it in poor taste or perhaps lacking
the proper amount of humor then you probably have the personality of a whiffle-ball
bat. Nonetheless today we found out exactly why Napoli failed his physical which
led the Red Sox to restructure his 3-year deal. The reason is - are you ready
Napoli suffers from avascular necrosis.
If you're like me you asked this question: What in the hell avascular necrosis? So I did what any good Millennial would I looked it up on
Wikipedia and here’s what the digital encyclopedia said:
A disease where there is cellar death (necrosis) of bone
components due to interruption of the blood supply. Without blood, the bone
tissue dies and the bone collapses. If avascular necrosis involves the bones of
a joint, it often leads to destruction of the joint articular surfaces.
First, that description just sounds painful. Second, it’s