Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Disease By Any Other Name...

Did you see this?

Yankee legend Lou Gehrig may have really died from a condition caused by concussion-like trauma, not Lou Gehrig's disease (A.L.S.), reports New York Times

This changes everything. I think that Gehrig may have gotten the concussions from Babe Ruth banging his head against the wall while yelling at him, "take a day off every once in a while, you selfish fuck!"

The Stoop is of the opinion that the Gehrig/Ripken consecutive game record is the most overrated record in sports and rooted in selfishness. In stands to reason that for the good of the team a person needs a day off every once in a while, but these guys always put themselves ahead of the team, and effectively took the lineup card out of the manager's hand. And remember, Ripken's streak started with his father as the manager, so it was one of those deals where the father plays his son no matter what, like some little league asshole manager who gets involved just to hook up his undeserving kid.

But anyway, if Gehrig died of something else, what are they calling it?

How bout Catfish Hunter's Disease?

NYT: Lou Gehrig may not have had Lou Gehrig's disease - Health ...

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