Wednesday, July 27, 2005

No More Nails

Every game seems to be a life-and-death struggle, even against the lowly D-Rays, who have some athleticism and lack pitching.

Speaking of pitching, my son reminds me that Mike Myers is the Sox second best reliever (after Timlin). Although the Sox have cleaned house (arthroscopy for Foulke, highway for Embree and Halama), the remainder of the furniture, including Bradford and Jeremi Gonzalez aren't exactly Spahn and Sain.

Manny Delcarmen looked good in his cameo yesterday, with real heat (no Allen Ripley or Al Nipper fastballs) and some presence. Nobody's putting him in Cooperstown, but at least he has better stuff than the tryout squad.

The Nixon injury throws a monkey wrench into Theo's plans, as neither Stern, Hyzdu, or Welcome Back Kapler are everyday players.

Here's my radical suggestion, which has an absolutely zero percent chance of happening.

1) Elevate Papelbon to middle relief, with promotion to starting if merited.
2) Move Manny Ramirez to right field
3) Promote Hanley Ramirez (hell, we've got all the Millar/Mueller/Millers) around and play him in left, batting ninth. He can't be any worse than Manny and I bet that the promotion would energize him and get the Sox a guy playing with his 'hair on fire'.
4) Promote Jon Lester to Pawtucket

The closer issue remains unsettled. Schilling clearly doesn't have the same stuff and command as he had, and it's impossible to project what he will do. Should we be down on him? Hardly, it's just asking a lot for him to be the savior without more time.

Will Clement miss a start or more? I've practiced medicine for almost 25 years, and seen a lot of 'head bumps' and not a lot worse than his. People with far less trauma get 'post-concussive' headache (the brain gets rattled pretty hard in the tight box we call a skull) and the heat and physical stress of pitching are going to make it tough on Matt. Good luck to him.

What do the Sox need? A solid run of good starting pitching would help a lot. Let's hope that Arroyo (presuming he stays) and Miller can get it together.

Theo, don't forget to charge the phone. Our nails are chewed off.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rhodiola Rosea is the latest natural remedy to join the arsenal of natural anxiety and stress (rhodiola rosea root extract) reducers.

Rhodiola Rosea, also known as Golden Root, is a native plant of arctic Siberia. For centuries it has been used by eastern European and Asian cultures for physical endurance, work productivity, longevity, resistance to high altitude sickness, and to treat fatigue, depression, anemia, impotence, gastrointestinal ailments, infections, and nervous system disorders.

The first recorded medicinal applications of rodia riza (renamed Rhodiola Rosea) was made by the Greek physician, Dioscorides, in 77 C.E. in 'De Materia Medica'. Rhodiola Rosea has been included in official Russian medicine since 1969.

Despite its long history, the Western world has only recently become aware of the health benefits of Rhodiola Rosea. It has come to the attention of many natural health practitioners because of studies which tested its affects on combating anxiety and stress.

Rhodiola Rosea is considered an adaptogen. This means it has an overall stabilizing effect on the body without disrupting other functions. Its ability to normalize hormones may be effective for treating depression and anxiety.

Studies of Rhodiola Rosea show that it stimulates neurotransmitters and enhances their effects on the brain. This includes the ability for the brain to process serotonin which helps the body to adapt to stress.

Since adaptogens improve the body's overall ability to handle stress, it has been studied to identify it's effects on biological, chemical and physical stress.

A study was performed to test the effects of Rhodiola Rosea when stress or rhodiola rosea root extract is caused by intense mental work (such as final exams). Such tests concluded that using Rhodiola Rosea improved the amount and quality of work, increasing mental clarity and reducing the effects of fatigue.

The effects of Rhodiola Rosea have also been tested on stress and anxiety from both physical and emotional sources. A report by the American Botanical Council states that "Most users find that it improves their mood, energy level, and mental clarity." They also report on a study that indicated Rhodiola Rosea could increase stress tolerance while at the same time protecting the brain and heart from the physical affects of stress.

This report included details of studies which highlight the overall health benefits of Rhodiola Rosea.

The generally recommended dose is 200-600mg/day. The active properties should be a minimum 0.8 percent salidroside and 3 percent rosavin.

It is important for consumers to know that Rhodiola may be sold using other species that do not share the properties of Rhodiola Rosea, rhodiola rosea root extract, or at ineffective strengths for treatment. Anyone with depression or anxiety should also check with a health professional when treating these symptoms.

rhodiola rosea root extract

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed you blog about cash money. I also have a site about cash money which makes me appreciate this one even more! Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a generalized anxiety disorder symptom site/blog. It pretty much covers ##KEYWORD## related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

Anonymous said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a anxiety clonazepam site/blog. It pretty much covers ##KEYWORD## related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

Greg said...

Hello friendly Blogers if you are thinking about iron stair railings and iron stair railings Ideas for Home Construction projects. If you own a home and need to work on iron stair railings then al I want to say is Yea.... I wood love to let you in on a secret about home repairs... People ask me all the time about iron stair railings and they want to know simple ways to solve ther problems ...well I have the answers and If you go to http://stairs444.com iron stair railings and go through the site you will find what you are looking for... what can I say butt get going ...

Greg said...

Hello friendly Blogers if you are thinking about carpet stair treads and carpet stair treads Ideas for Home Construction projects. If you own a home and need to work on carpet stair treads then al I want to say is Yea.... I wood love to let you in on a secret about home repairs... People ask me all the time about carpet stair treads and they want to know simple ways to solve ther problems ...well I have the answers and If you go to http://stairs444.com carpet stair treads and go through the site you will find what you are looking for... what can I say butt get going ...

Vicodin said...

Antipsychotic Medications

FDF said...

anxiety does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy.

FDF said...

Temazepam Infomation & side effects Temazepam what is the most important information i should know about Temazepam

Sreenivasa S said...

Good Blog, Layout as well as colurcombination is good. I have a Stress related blog and website. when ever you have time have a look.

online nursery said...

We are state certified tree nursery specializing in native plants and trees, shrubs, fern, and perennials as well as pond plants and wetland mitigation species.