Archive for March 14th, 2007

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Hyper Humber Humbled

Mets Rumors & News

Via’s Marty Noble:

The mantra of every young player is “try not to do too much.” They all speak it in some manner, and a few of them even accomplish it. (Rick Silva/AP) Philip Humber hadn’t been among the few. He had been hyper Humber, in the words of manager Willie Randolph, each time he faced game conditions, trying to win a place in the rotation and win seven games with each pitch.

A “get real” conversation with Tom Glavine changed some of that. The veteran and the rookie pitcher chatted in the outfield Sunday in Port St. Lucie, and Humber implemented some of the lesson into his work on Tuesday, when he pitched the sixth and seventh innings of the Mets’ 6-5 victory against the Indians.

The results were modest — he allowed a run and three hits in two innings. But that constituted statistical improvement for a pitcher who began the day with a 24.00 ERA.

Di-P’s Injury Not Severe

Islanders Rumors & News

Early buzz indicates that the head injury sustained by Isles’ goalie Rick DiPietro last night shouldn’t keep Di-P out for any extended length of time, however the team has not yet commented officially. Via Newsday’s Greg Logan:

An Islanders spokesman said no further word on DiPietro’s condition will be released until after tomorrow’s 1:30 p.m. practice in Montreal. The team then will fly to Ottawa after practice for a game Thursday. One teammate indicated it’s “nothing serious,” but no definitive information was available and it’s unclear whether DiPietro is suffering from a temporary headache or a concussion.

Shanahan Skates, Eyes Return

Rangers Rumors & News

A rare piece of fantastic news from the land of Blueshirts as Rangers winger Brendan Shanahan resumed skating yesterday, joining his teammates for the morning skate for the first time since February 17th. Shanahan had been sidelined with post-concussion symptoms following the brutal collision with the Flyers’ Mike Knuble that left Knuble with a broken face and Shanny on a stretcher. Via Newsday’s Steve Zipay:

Shanahan, 38, who had been restricted to light stretching before being cleared to ride a bike Friday, said that after skating alone for about a half-hour Sunday at the club’s practice center in Westchester, he visited a vertigo specialist who tried to induce dizziness and was unsuccessful.

“He did it to me a week ago Monday and got the room spinning on me … Now I’m done meeting with him, unless there’s a setback. Then right before I play, I’ll visit the neurologist and have an MRI.”

It was the fifth day that Shanahan, who has been increasing his workout regimen, did not experience symptoms….Shanahan said he …

DLee Update: Another One Bites The Dust

Knicks Rumors & News


Having already missed seven games with a lower right leg injury, Knicks forward David Lee will be out at least a couple of more weeks, according to Knicks vice president of public relations, Jonathan Sopronawitz.

On Monday, Lee traveled from New York to Indianapolis to obtain a second opinion on his leg that has already cost him nearly three weeks of action.

While Lee originally was diagnosed with a high right ankle sprain, doctors in Indianapolis classified it as a “stress reaction,” which, according to Sopranowitz, is similar to a bone bruise….Besides Lee’s injury, Jamal Crawford is out for the season with a stress facture in his right ankle and Quentin Richardson’s back has suddenly made him almost a nightly game-time decision.

But it is Lee’s loss that might be the greatest, because he plays Robin to Eddy Curry’s Batman, cleaning up the boards and providing the Knicks with an abundance of energy as the team’s sixth man.

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