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Buddy Bell done for season, and it doesn't look good

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by kingcreole, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member


    I know we have a baseball thread, but this story worries me. I think of Dick Howser mainly. Buddy Bell may be manager for the worst team in baseball, but if doctors say he needs to take care of this now and not in two weeks, I can't imagine it being good.

    What struck me most about the story was the Royals players. They seem to genuinely like Buddy as a skipper and person.

    Get well Buddy! You don't have to be fanboy loser like me to hope this man can recover.
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    As an original Ranger (and thinking of another manager, the late Johnny Oates), Buddy has my thoughts.
  3. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Hope it's not serious. Get well soon!
  4. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    The idea of waiting for results on something like this sends chills up my spine.
  5. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Best wishes to a former Indian. But I'm with creole...if they're saying he can't wait for 10 more games to get this looked at, that doesn't really fall into "I'm sure everything will be fine" territory right now.
  6. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    Yep. I read some other guy's response to this on a message board, and he said he has something similar (not fatal but a recurring annoyance). Caused by weather change and stress, of which Buddy has seen plenty of recently.

    Still, I can't help but think this isn't good. I just hope he gets healthy.
  7. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    What is the urgency? That in 10 days, if it is cancerous, it could spread?
  8. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I'm no expert (fortunately), but yes, I think that would be the concern.
  9. funky_mountain

    funky_mountain Active Member

    no expert here either, but if it is cancer, the sooner you start treating it, the better i would suppose. if it were me, i wouldn't want to be dilly-dallying around for 10 days wondering what kind of growth is near my left tonsil.
  10. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    small note... not sure the royals are baseball's worst team.

    they are tied for the worst record in baseball (with the devil rays)

    and, the royals play in the vastly superior american league and have a winning record in interleague play.

    they also play in the toughest division in baseball, and with the unbalanced schedule, it means they've had to play their fair share of the tigers, white sox and twins. it's their schedule. in fact, according to the rpi listed on espn.com, they're the 25th rated team in mlb

    oh, and get well buddy
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    It's been a tough couple years for Buddy...in addition to skippering a hopeless team (sorry Hoops), I think he also lost a nephew or a cousin in Iraq. Hope Buddy's OK.
  12. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    But they really play in the most mediocre division in baseball. [/spnited]

    Oh and get well buddy.
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