When will the Mets learn their lesson? Gary Sheffield is clearly hurting. Yet they refuse to have an MRI done on his knee.
This takes stupidity to another level. Not that I am really all that surprised. The organization has been making one blunder after another when it comes to the health of the team.
They had Jose Reyes play even though he was hurt. Carlos Delgado had been hurting and they kept insisting all he needed was rest.
Now, rather than just have the exam done on Sheffield, they rather just have him play with a sore knee.
They have really lost it. What would it hurt just to have a test done so further damage is not done?
Now, not to pin it all on the medical staff, the big man has been complaining of pain in the back of his right knee. Sheffield said that he has been experiencing this pain since May.
If you have been dealing with this pain since May, should you not say something? OF COURSE YOU SHOULD! He did not. So now the Mets have to deal with a crippled Sheffield.
Sheffield is scheduled to play against the Baltimore Orioles. Rather than having him as a designated hitter, he will be manning the outfield.
Really? It is nonsense.
I understand we need his bat. But at what cost? You risk losing him for the rest of the year.
I never like to criticize a medical staff. Their job is not easy. There is so much going on and they have to figure out what the best solution is.
If there is one thing I learned while studying radiology it is that everything is not always black and white. What seems like one thing can always be something else.
In this case, I have to criticize. It never hurts to have it examined. The Mets were not going anywhere yesterday. It was their day off. If nothing was shown, Sheffield could have just met the team in Baltimore.
This just further makes me wonder what is really going on. This is not just a team thing. It is the entire organization.
What makes this even worse is that they are not just messing with their chances at the playoffs, they are messing around with the health and careers of the players.
It is time to look at the medical staff. Check their licenses and certifications. Maybe some have expired. Maybe they should begin consulting with Dr. Bombay.