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Morrison said second knee surgery is inevitable; expects to be back for spring training

Barring a surprise, Logan Morrison expects he'll undergo season-ending surgery next month to fix the same patella tendon tear he was operated on last December in his right knee.

“I just know how my knee feels and I know it doesn't feel good,” Morrison said. “I want to be healthy again. I don't want to have any pain in my knee and when two of the best knee doctor's in the world say I need surgery, it's probably a good indication.”

Morrison said rehab will last six to eight months, but he should be healthy in time for the start of spring training. The Marlins have said they would like to move him to first base, but there is a possibility the team could re-sign Carlos Lee, who likes living in Miami.

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laurelbowie

If he needs surgery, why would he wait until next month — and just maybe get back in time for spring training? If I can find my knife, I'll meet him at Jackson Memorial and cut that sucker open tomorrow morning.

Marlin Fan

We should keep Lee, although it won't happen . Who are the available first baseman in the off season ?? I don't have too much confidence in lomo.

Stan M

Is it true that the Marlin players were also booing Hanley last night? My guess is, and it's only a guess, that the doctors must wait till there is no swelling before operating.

petey

Lomo will always have swelling....in his head

LOU

LoMo made his dad extremely proud and it was beautiful watching him play for his father. After his dad died it's almost as if something went out of Morrison as far as dedication.

mike

Is he also getting a brain transplant. That might help. Not a LOMO fan.

laurelbowie

LoMo is not an extremely talented ballplayer. He's a blue-collar guy whose value is in the fact that he goes balls-up on every play and makes the most out of what he has to give. I admire him for that. But playing hurt, as he has been, takes away the best part of his game. He's never going to be a Chipper Jones, who has the talent to shine even playing on one leg.

laurelbowie

Stan M,
That's why nurses make lousy lovers. They always want to wait till the swelling goes down.

the Amazing Kreskin

Lomo will not be with the Marlins this time next year.

Stan M

LB,
You speak like a man who has spent countless hours in hospitals attempting to show the nurses your old war injury that can only properly heal with TLC. Actually, as a fellow scotch lover, you should be more interested in the startling new research that just became public. It says that oral sex helps to cure hangovers. We all can get our priorities in order. We all must embrace this new discovery and untilize it to its full extent. (I'm not making this up!!!!)

Stan M

If we all paid more attention to important stuff like what is below, there would be less worry about the fate of our Marlins. Be sure to check this out.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#inbox/139154e894efc724

laurelbowie

Stan M,
I usually check out the links you provide, but the one above doesn't take me anywhere.
Now getting back to the oral sex hangover cure. I've heard it works great for women. At least, that's what I've been telling them for the last 50-some years.

Stan M

Do you need instruction on how to get them drunk in the first place? I am an expert in this field, for no sober girl would ever go out with me.

laurelbowie

Don't let that info get out to your wife of 55 years.

LOU

As far as the oral sex, I'm sure everyone here realizes that people under the age of 30 do not recognize oral sex as "sex", I use the old animal, vegetable or mineral game and ask them what they would call it and they don't have an answer for that. They just insist it's NOT sex.

Hate to mention SloMo and oeal sex in the same post, but I have a question for Laurel. Since when have we revised history and now classified SloMo as just a blue collar player? I could swear when his dad was alive that we were hearing all kinds of giddy comparisons and none of them related to "blue collar", I'm positive people in baseball were saying he would be a gap type hitter who would continue to develop more power and with a stellar eye to match. Weren't people saying that? I'm not anywhere near senile. OCD------YES!!!!!!! Senile------NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOU

I have spoken to an OB-GYN in the Lauderdale area who will allow SloMo to witness a C-Section. People(mostly women) have C-Sections every second of every day and there are far more complications with those than with the procedure our intrepid DH type will need to have.

laurelbowie

Lou (the artist formerly known as LOB),
I really don't know what other people have been saying about LoMo, but I've always considered him the epitome of a blue-collar player and I don't believe I've ever said anything that contradicts that. I have never said he was going to be a gap hitter with a stellar eye, but I think many blue-collar players have a good eye and hit in the gaps.
I'm not sure why we would want LoMo to witness a C-section, but if that will make his knee better, I'm all for it. As for oral sex, that's when you just sit around and talk about it, right?

Stan M

Here's one fan who has admired LoMo's batting eye and felt he definitely is a gap hitter. I believe I referred to him as a Keith Hernandez type hitter, but with more power. What's all this with the LoMo bashing?. He has always given his all and didn't gripe when asked to play hurt. Perhaps that fact alone would classify him as "blue collar". I still have confidence that he will be a well above average major league player. Lou, do you disagree? He wasn't hurt when his father was alive. Lou, you are a runner. How well do you run with a bad knee? Do you even continue running as LoMo tried to keep playing. There are many Marlin players to complain about. In my opinion, LoMo isn't one of them.

LOU

Come to think of it, when the few guys I respect on this Blog, ignore what I write and continue to address things I never said, I must ask What The Hell Am I Doing??? Laurel, I really wasn't referencing what you said about the DH but what MANY people in baseball said and that was the guy reminded them of George Blanking Brett who was never a blue collar guy. SloMo is blowing away his career and that is sickening and I want him to witness any kind of an operation so that he realizes it's not that bad and gets his knee fixed.

Stan III

Lou, LoMO and Brett have the KC connection... He wears his number, and Brett was his dads favorite player. Look what the people of KC did to their blogger for criticizing a player...anyone see this a few years back. http://larrybrownsports.com/baseball/kansas-city-writer-takes-one-for-team-after-criticizing-wilson-betemit/67085

laurelbowie

Lou,
Yes, I think some folks have compared Morrison to Brett but that's just talk. The fact is, he could potentially be a very solid hitter if he can get healthy and stay healthy, but maybe not with the Marlins. Two weeks with the Dodgers and Hanley's swing has already improved immensely — something nobody here was able to accomplish in two years of trying.
I'm guessing that Stan M is right and that Morrison is waiting for the sawbones to give him the go-ahead for the surgery. I know that watching somebody else's surgery wouldn't make me hop onto the operating table.

laurelbowie

Stan M,
The link you sent early this afternoon — what was that all about?

Stan III

Looks like he meant to copy and paste a link, but the link was in his email, and he copied the hypertext link for the email, and not the actual link from the page.

laurelbowie

Gotcha, Stan 3. Thanks.

Roberto

Wow ...Marlins have lots of fans...three guys talkin to each other....

Stan M

Stan III is correct. LB, I forgot to ask, which of you needed the cure? The answer, of course, is, does it matter?

A couple of games ago the Marlins had either 4 or 5 guys in their lineup who would have improved their BA by going 1 for 5 or hitting .200. I believe they were Cousins, Peterson, Green, Buck, and the pitcher.

Lou, what is your definition of a blue collar player? I think of him as a guy who gets his uniform dirty, cares about the team over self, always plays even with a hangnail, and gets the utmost out of his ability. That would make it a complimentry term. In my opinion, George Brett epitomized these characteristics. When fellow bloggers ignore things that I post, it appears to me that the fault lies with me or what I posted, not with my fellow posters.

Stan M

Keys seems to have broken out of his slump. It might have had a lot to do with him missing several games on the DL.

Conley, our other very promising prospect in high A ball, a 21YO LH, pitched another 5 innings of shutout ball. He has only given up one run over his last 3 starts covering 16 innings. A. Fernadez goes Saturday.

There is another top 20 prospect to watch in low A ball. Austin Brice just turned 20 and has pitched very well. Good K ratio and hit to inning ratio. He still walks too many, but at his age, there's plenty of time to improve his control.

We will have some kind of pitching staff before too long. Combine that with our huge ballfield and we can compete for years an if we get some players who can hit just a little, watch out NL East.
Coghlan still doing fine. His OBP is .373.

Glags

Just got home from the game. I gotta say the diamond club is ridiculously expense but worth every penny of it. Not sure when ill be able to do it again so I got my moneys worth of food and beverage.

Had a blast booing the heck out of Hanley up until his family sat right in front of us. His mom and little daughter sat in the seats directly behind us. Needles to say I toned down a bit because his kids were there. My 3 y/o was playing with Hanleys daughter.

Btw, I also saw Loria and the Cougar. I gotta get me some millions. No way that old fart lands a woman like that without his money. Could've said something stupid but for the money I spent I didn't want to risk getting thrown out and I was with my kids.

Stan M

What a day, Glags! Couldn
t you mention to him that hes "daughter" is very pretty. Give them both that warm understanding feeling.

richiej

Glags, makes one wonder if Hanley was there beyond his welcome only for the Stud Service to the Cougar

laurelbowie

Glags,
You got me interested, so I checked out the Diamond Club amenities and prices. Looks like the place to be, but way out of my league.

Williamson

Hanley = the Cuckholds Mandingo.

Lou

Glags, Can't bring any family members to a game when you have the opportunity to sit real close and do some big time verbal damage. You did the right thing with family there. That's why I prefer road trips to unload. Used Espanol and English in my discourses with Perez at that DH in Washington. If I left out one conceivable reference to nepotism and incompetence I would be greatly disappointed in myself. I really hate GUTLESS people who will bang out on a keyboard but then they get really close--10 feet----and they shrivel up like some dudes would approaching a surgery or the opportunity to engage a Brazilian model on South Beach. Still think it would have been pretty bad if some of that packaged bubble gum thrown at me and Fricker would have caught some kid in the eye.

Clark, You ever ask Perez about how much fun he had with Fricker and myself in DC?? Once you show off those rabbit ears, it is all over!! And especially when you have consummate pros in getting under the skin.

Williamson, Do you know the derivation of the word "cuckold", it actually brought about the term "horny", it's great to have a fine Liberal Arts education.

Lou

Glags, By the way when the talent is only procurred through monetary expediency, both parties are totally aware of the circumstances and it becomes something along the lines of hanging out in Amsterdam and making deals. It's much better for own self worth to know you are receiving benefits due to who you are as opposed to what you have. Now if you are Hef and have reached the age that buying it is the only way, that is acceptable but under 65 you should still be doing it on your own.

Lou

I sure hope some of you guys live long enough to see the consummation of all this talent that will be flowing into dade County from our killer minor league system. The fact that there continues to be near global disagreement as to the merits of what is currently occupying the rosters at New Orleans, Jacksonville, Jupiter, Greensboro, Jamestown is obviusly of little concern. Most teams have Top 20 Lists that just jump out at you with the talent and depth and it's difficult to pare it down to 20. The Miami Marlins have a Top 9 that is totally seperate from the other guys taking up roster space. It doesn't really matter because as we know , the rare talents are few and far between and the possible talent usually have the personalities and idiosynchricies that doom them to long stays in the Crescent City.

Laurel, I have Nats FEVER!!! I'm going up to watch them play the Braves. The American Dream!! Not like Loria's but still good. Maybe I'll stop and see the Bowie BoSox. Didn't know it was so close to DC. I'm Ebbitt's Outed and promise to go to other places. Too bad I can't hang with Larry King at the Duke's.

laurelbowie

Lou,
Yeah, it's the Bowie Baysox, as in Chesapeake, I assume.
Wonder if the Sans Souci is still around, on 17th a few blocks from the White House. Used to hang out with Art Buchwald when he had his own table there. Back then I didn't mind the cigar smoke.
Have fun.

Lou

So we go from Art Buchwald to Clark Spencer???

Did you really hang with Buchwald?? Who the Hell are you?? If I find out you are Benjamin C. Bradlee, I will really be irked. Your stories are always the best here. Entertaining, readable and succinct--a master wordsmith.

laurelbowie

Lou,
I'm nobody — just two old racetracks melded to form one old man.
When I worked as a newspaper correspondent in Washington in the 1970s and 80s, our bureau newsroom was in a building a couple of blocks from the White House. Art Buchwald's office was directly across the hall, Evans and Novak were on one side of us and the Boston Globe Washington Bureau was on the other. Buchwald would pop in several times a day and try out his 'stuff" on us. He'd tell tales and if anybody laughed, the same stories would show up in his column the next day. If nobody laughed, generally he'd go back and start from scratch. He used to say that the Carter Administration was a disaster from his point of view because Carter, Jody Powell and the guys just weren't very funny. Then Bert Lance came along and all was well on the Buchwald front.

Lou

You aren't "NOBODY" to me. You are an articulate, witty, erudite individual who does not take himself too seriously and NEVER manifests any pomposity. I'm going to manage to get my phone number to you so that we can talk and not have to put up with the BS that is so much a part of this Blog. I'm working on a number that you can call and I can get my number to you.

See, many people would blame Gorkys. That is so wrong. He is not a Major League baseball player so why give him grief.

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