Rainiers Game Thread – Doyle Fields!

Dave · May 16, 2006 at 11:10 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Rainiers playing another early game today, and everyone’s favorite Aussie is going to be throwing his body around the right field area. This is the first game this year he’s playing defense. Someone pad the walls!

As always, listen to Curto here or watch it on Gameday here.


102 Responses to “Rainiers Game Thread – Doyle Fields!”

  1. msb on May 16th, 2006 5:21 pm

    FWIW, the Edgar timetable:

    1988 (age 25) final day of spring training he took a ground ball in the face, smashing the bridge of his nose. After the season had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. This was unrelated to the broken nose.

    1990 missed the final five games of the season, finishing with a .302 average, and in the off-season had arthroscopic surgery to repair ligament damage in his right knee that had messed up his defense all season.

    1992 (when he won the batting title) he had a bone spur in the shoulder that bothered him all year, requiring surgery which sidelined him for the final 19 games of that season.

    1993 (age 30) partial tear of a left hamstring on the final day of spring training (playing on loose dirt up in Vancouver) & played in only 42 regular-season games. “I think part of the problem to begin with was I wasn’t in the condition I should have been when I came to Spring Training. I had some personal problems at home that winter. I remember that my legs were always sore that spring and I knew I needed more training before we went to Vancouver. I just remember being on first base and saw the hit-and-run sign. I felt a little tightness when I was coming off the base and about halfway to second, something snapped behind my knee.”

    1994 spring training, Dennis Martinez hit him on the right wrist – an injury that bothered him for months. About the time he was healthy again, he was run into full-tilt by Marzy on a pop-up, causing cracked & bruised ribs. 1994 was the last year he played more games at 3B than DH (64 vs 23)

    1997 pulled oblique, no DL time

    2000 sore quads, no DL time

    2001 sore quads; strained left hamstring in October, as reflected in his post-season hitting

    2002 (age 39) ruptured left hamstring tendon, underwent an experimental surgery to remove a tendon. He missed 65 games that year, limped through most of the rest. The first year he was only a DH– from ’95-’01, he had played from 1-8 games at 1st base each year.

    2003 slight strain of the left hamstring; in August fouled a pitch off his foot and broke his left big toe.

    2004 fouled a ball off the big toe of his right foot in late Sept., just to remind him he’d made the right decision to retire.

  2. John in L.A. on May 16th, 2006 6:09 pm

    Doyle’s value to me, scale of 1 to 10:

    10 – Fields and hits.
    9 – DH
    0 – Hurt and can’t play at all.

    If lowering him one notch REDUCES (not eliminates, obviously, no one is saying that) his risk of getting hurt… I’m for it.

    Since I don’t have access to his medical reports and couldn’t read them if I did, I have to hope they know what they’re doing.

    But I never once have thought to myself “Oh, if only Doyle were back up, I can’t wait to see him shagging flies!” But I’ve said “Oh good god, I want to see that kid hit again!” many, many times.

    97 – I’m not superstition either… but it’s about respecting the convention here. Like not walking into a Baptist church and saying “Jesus sucks” instead of “Amen.”

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