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Breaking from The Boston Globe... Peter Gammons treated for brain aneurysm

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by steveu, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Sounds like he'll make a recovery, but what a huge blow for baseball and ESPN. Here is the breaking-news link, I presume there will be more later.

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Wow. Sounds bad. Hope he makes a speedy recovery.
  3. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    That's terrible. God speed.

    The way that Globe story is written gives me the creeps.

    Hopefully he'll be fine.
  4. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    I agree, the use of the word "stricken" makes it sound like it is a lot worse than a 10-12 day intensive care stay. My mother-in-law had an aneurysm and they found it in time so she didn't die. Obviously, David Cone is the most famous example, but his wasn't in the brain so it may not be the same thing.
  5. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    i didn't read the boston.com article so i don't know if it mentions this but jon olerud had one, too.

    in any case, here's hoping the hall of famer has a speedy recovery .
  6. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Sharon Stone and Quincy Jones each survived brain aneurysms.

    I think "stricken" is entirely appropriate as a verb. Like a stroke, an aneurysm is a time bomb that just unexpectedly goes off.
  7. boots

    boots New Member

    Here's hoping the best for Gammons. I know personally all too well of some who didn't make it.
  8. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    It's not so much the word stricken.  The article reads like an obit, the Globe pats itself on the back in paragraph friggin' 3, and the verb "were" is used.  Mention of what he does now, i.e. ESPN, is conspicuously absent. 

    There are a lot of baseball people, millions of fans, viewers and readers who will be doing a whole lot of praying for him.
  9. Moland Spring

    Moland Spring Member

    Am I the only one who was looking for "Peter Gammons treated for brain aneurysm, ESPN.com's Peter Gammons confirmed."

    (Too soon? Oh god, I'm going to hell... I love Gammons. I didn't mean it, I swear.)
  10. Dan Hickling

    Dan Hickling Member

    Those of you who pray, please do....
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    When I read it, I assumed it was an obit that that topped and put online.
  12. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    I wonder if Olbermann will say anything....
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