Ryan Braun is away from the Brewers in order to undergo another cryotherapy procedure on his injured right thumb.
According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com it’s a pre-planned absence intended to keep Braun from needing significant time off throughout the season and the Brewers are hoping he’ll be back in the lineup by Sunday.
Braun got off to a rough start this season, but he’s hit .293 with seven homers and a .972 OPS in his last 25 games dating back to early May.
According the world’s leading expert on all things medical, Wikipedia, cryotherapy “is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy … to treat a variety of benign and malignant tissue damage.”
Yesterday’s unwritten rules display between the Royals and the White Sox was just as tiresome as all of the other ones have become. A batter does something exuberant, the pitcher gets his Jockeys in a bunch over it and throws at him, benches clear, the pitcher later lies about his intentions, and then all of the armchair badasses decide to talk about decorum and whatnot.
Among yesterday’s armchair badasses was a current big league player, Randal Grichuk, who tweeted this just after Tim Anderson got thrown at in the Royals game:
Later, the guy he was clearly talking about — Anderson — replied to Grichuk:
In response, Grichuk acted like he’d never been in an internet argument before, not even one time:
“Yeah, I was talking to, um, that OTHER GUY who was doing what I don’t like. Not you, who moments before I tweeted that was involved in a fracas about pimping home runs.”
Everyone’s a badass until you call them out on it. Then they run for cover.