Wednesday, April 10, 2013

And I Declare Myself King Of All Bloggers

This would be a two-handed swing.

From the Dodgers: Hanley Ramirez declares himself ahead of schedule:

SAN DIEGO -- Nobody with the Dodgers will say Hanley Ramirez is ahead of schedule in his recovery from right thumb surgery, except Ramirez.

"A couple weeks ahead," said Ramirez, who had surgery for a torn ligament on March 21, and was expected to miss eight weeks.

Ramirez has already had one longer cast replaced by a shorter one that allows him to throw a baseball. That cast comes off later this week, then he will begin strengthening exercises.

But Ramirez said when doctors took off the first cast, they performed a test that determined the ligament was healing well. Ramirez said he's been swinging one-handed in the cage, while taking ground balls regularly at shortstop during infield drills.

"I haven't heard any date. I haven't asked, either," manager Don Mattingly said. "He's still a ways away. He's not throwing-throwing, but he's been able to do a lot of stuff baseball-wise, one-handed stuff, quite a bit of baseball stuff. Hopefully that shortens the timetable of him being sharp when he comes back."

Look, it's not like this lineup couldn't use Hanley. It's just that I'd rather have him swinging with two hands up there.

Get well soon (but not too aggressively soon), Hanley!

photo: USATSI


Hideo Nomo said...

Looks like a no-handed swing to me.

Hideo Nomo said...

I declare myself dating Jenna-Louise Coleman.

Also, I declare Mrs. Nomo cool with it.

Steve Sax said...

cute dimples, right? A lot like how rachael leigh cook started out.