July 18, 2013
Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge and was placed on interim probation a year after he smashed his Cadillac SUV into a utility pole on eastern Long Island. In exchange for the guilty plea, Kidd agreed to speak to Long Island high school students about the dangers of drunken driving. If he fulfills his community service, his plea will be reduced to a violation, driving while ability impaired, when he returns to court Sept.
July 17, 2013 |
NEW YORK - On Sunday, Ruben Amaro Jr. said it was likely going to be "a while" before Ben Revere was back patrolling centerfield. Yesterday, he got a better read on what "a while" meant. Revere will have surgery today on a broken right foot. He is expected to be sidelined for 6-to-8 weeks, which would encompass the majority of what remains in the 2013 regular season. Revere suffered the injury when he fouled a ball off the foot in the final inning of the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.
July 12, 2013 |
The timetable for Ryan Howard's return did not change after the first baseman underwent knee surgery Wednesday morning at the Rothman Institute, but the Phillies were optimistic about what team physician Michael Ciccotti found during the arthroscopic procedure. "It went very well," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. ". . . It was not a repair. He [cleaned out] his menial meniscus, and it went really well. The arthritic things that we had seen in the MRI were even better when they looked in the scope, so that's a good sign.
July 11, 2013 |
Randy Travis remained in critical condition at an unidentified Dallas hospital on Tuesday, two days after he was admitted for viral cardiomyopathy, an infection of the heart muscle, NBC reports. "We are very thankful to the fans for their love and support during this time," Travis' reps said in a statement. Travis' people denied recent reports that the 54-year-old country superstar had undergone heart surgery. The reports cited his sister-in-law, Teresa Traywick , confirming Travis had surgery.
July 10, 2013 |
THERE ARE two ways to look at the news that Ryan Howard will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. The optimistic viewpoint is that the first baseman had a pretty good excuse for his mediocre performance during the first 3 months of the season. His diminished power - 26.0 at-bats per home run, the worst average of his career - and .266/.319/.465 batting line make a lot more sense when you consider that he was playing on a meniscus that went from "frayed" in May to torn in July.
July 10, 2013 |
When the Phillies signed Ryan Howard to a five-year, $125 million deal a year and a half before he was eligible for free agency, Ruben Amaro Jr. bet on Howard's remaining healthy and productive well into his 30s. Less than two years into the mega-contract, a surgeon will cut into Howard's left leg for the second time. Howard tore a meniscus in his left knee, the team said Monday. He will miss six to eight weeks from the date of his surgery, which has yet to be determined. His season could be over, depending on how quickly he can recover and whether the Phillies are still in contention come September.
July 9, 2013 |
When I was a kid in the 1950s and 1960s, I remember my father talking about family and friends who "never got up off the table" after surgery. It was a time of modern medicine, more or less, and things were advancing and improving dramatically every year. But Dad's view of medicine was formed earlier in the 20th century. He was born in 1912, before antibiotics, before sophisticated heart and lung devices, and in an age of more primitive anesthesia. He lived in the Pennsylvania coal region, hours from city medical centers.
July 3, 2013 |
FORMER PHILLIES catcher Darren Daulton was awake and in good spirits following a 7-hour procedure yesterday to remove two brain tumors, officials said. Daulton, who played for the Phillies for 14 years, underwent the procedure at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Kevin Judy, head of neurooncology at Jefferson, said doctors were able to remove both tumors on the left side of Daulton's head during the operation. "The surgery went well," Judy said at a news conference.
July 3, 2013 |
Darren Daulton was awake, speaking with family and in good spirits after a seven-hour surgery Monday at Jefferson University Hospital to remove two tumors from his brain, his surgeon said. Kevin D. Judy reported that the procedure "went well. " Judy, a professor of neurological surgery at Jefferson, said he hopes to have Daulton home for the Fourth of July. The former Phillies catcher and Philadelphia radio personality will need to rest for three to four weeks before likely undergoing radiation treatment, Judy said.
June 29, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - There was no reason, Charlie Manuel said in spring training, for stashing Freddy Galvis at triple A. The Phillies manager is enamored of the 23-year-old infielder. He adores his baseball instincts, his energy for the game, and his willingness to learn. He wanted Galvis on his bench. That lasted for three months. The Phillies acquired 38-year-old veteran John McDonald in a minor trade Thursday with the Cleveland Indians. He will supplant Galvis, who was optioned to triple A after Thursday's game, when he joins the team on Friday.