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David Thompson makes impressive return to Miami Hurricanes baseball lineup after major surgery

Young athletes -- at least this young athlete -- have incredible healing power.

Less than two months after Miami Hurricanes infielder David Thompson had surgery to remove a rib and repair a situation that caused a blood clot in his right arm, the former Miami Westminster Christian star is back in the UM lineup.

Thompson, who had surgery March 24 to address his physical ailments caused by venous thoracic outlet syndrome, was in the lineup to start at first base and hit eighth Thursday night at home against North Carolina -- until the game was postponed because of torrential rain.

That game was rescheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, followed by the regularly scheduled 7:30 p.m. game at Alex Rodriguez Park.

Thompson's .328 batting average still leads the team. He started all 19 games in which he played this season, playing much of the time at third base -- though that position has been solidified by freshman Johnny Ruiz, another medical marvel who returned to the lineup last week after partially tearing the right labrum of his shoulder.

The No. 7 Canes, 38-14, lead the ACC with a 22-5 league record.

UNC is 31-21 and 14-13.

We talked to David, a sophomore, this past Tuesday, when he just needed the OK by team doctor Lee Kaplan to be cleared to play. As always, he was upbeat about his chances.

"I feel like I'm ready to go,'' Thompson said. "I'm hoping I can play this weekend. Whatever my role is, even if it's a pinch hit, I hope I get the opportunity.''

 He said it's been "real tough'' not being on the field with his teammates as they went from 13-12 the day of his surgery to winning 25 out of the next 27 games. "But at the same time it's fun to see some of the young guys step up and start making a big impact. I hope I can come back and help us win some games.''

Thompson conceded he's "definitely not as strong,'' which is to be expected.

"My arm is not as strong as it was before, but that will come back with time,'' he said. "But my body feels good and I'm ready to get out there. I still get sore a little bit, especially in my neck where they went in for the surgery, but that is expected to happen after the surgery I had.''

According to the Mayo Clinic, venous thoracic outlet syndrome is defined as "a group of disorders that occur when the blood vessels or nerves in the space between your collarbone and first rib (thoracic outlet) becomes compressed. This can cause pain in your shoulders and neck and numbness in your fingers.''

Here's hoping David makes a smooth transition back. He deserves it.

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

 

 

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This is GREAT news. Glad that the team did not lose badly in his absence, the way the Marlins have done, and now he is back just in time for the ACC Tournament.

It's Great
To Be
A Miami Hurricane!

"UM, once dubbed Quarterback U, has now gone 11 years since having a quarterback drafted (Ken Dorsey, seventh round, 2003) and 22 years since it had a quarterback selected before the last round (Craig Erickson, fourth round, in 1992)."

11 or 22 years is a long time clowns, at least now you can be dubbed Punter U.

How's that top QB and top TE doing for the gators?

GATOR BASEBALL S.E.C. CHAMPS !!!

Just another Conference Championship Ring to go along with BASKETBALL and multiple other sports in 2014...

u ? u gots nUffin...

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GATOR BASEBALL S.E.C. CHAMPS !!!

Just another Conference Championship Ring to go along with BASKETBALL and multiple other sports in 2014...

u ? u gots nUffin...

Posted by: u are u ... ringless u

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Wow really, gee you guys are way cool. I guess LSU, SC, and Vandy being ranked ahead of you in your glorified conference means nothing then right? Yeah because you're the really, really cool Gators. LMAO, what a dunce, I mean there's really no other word for you, just plain dunce.


"UM, once dubbed Quarterback U, has now gone 11 years since having a quarterback drafted (Ken Dorsey, seventh round, 2003) and 22 years since it had a quarterback selected before the last round (Craig Erickson, fourth round, in 1992)."

11 or 22 years is a long time clowns, at least now you can be dubbed Punter U.


Posted by: QB P-[]_[]
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Yep you got us there, been a while on QB's, but I guess we went ahead and stocked the NFL with all the other positions instead. We're STILL NFL-U and will be for a while yet, but the ones who retire just become HOF'ers that's all. What a maroon, lol

What a FINISH to Game 1!!! Way to guys, let's get our breath, and take the series in Game 2. GO CANES!!!!

Ri.gless u? We have four rings in baseball and Ufelons have none(0)! Is it possible gators get dumber?

UM has landed a "soft" oral commitment from Tampa Hillsborough High quarterback Dwayne Lawson, a three-star prospect who has been generating considerable interest from major schools recently.

Last season, Lawson threw for 2200 yards, 22 touchdowns and six interceptions and ran for 1000 yards and nine touchdowns.

He told canesport.com that he should be considered a "soft" commitment, will make a final decision in October and plans to visit Tennessee, Ohio State and Mississippi in the coming months.

He had more than 25 offers, including from FSU, UF, Auburn and Louisville.

"I just think Miami is the place for me to be," Lawson told canesport. "That's what made me commit. I prayed on it, think that's the best situation for me. It's a perfect situation, I feel, it really is. There's the playing time chances, the players they have on the team and the coaches, the coaches are great coaches."

At 6-5 and 207 pounds, Lawson has been compared, physically, by some analysts to Cam Newton. He says he's a pass-first quarterback who runs when the pocket breaks down.

James Coley and Larry Scott have been his primary recruiters.

UM recently lost out on New Jersey quarter Brandon Wimbush, who orally committed to Penn State, and is no longer in the top five for American Heritage four-star quarterback Torrance Gibson.

Lawson is UM's 11th oral commitment for 2015 and first quarterback in the class.

Yup

Thanks Al just for recruiting the Tampa bay area. Seem like the kids down south want to go to trailervillle and Crab state. For all the recruits that read the blog. UM is the place to come . Don't believe the negative hype about the U . Come and visit make up your own mine. My kids will be attending in a few years.

GATOR BASEBALL S.E.C. CHAMPS !!!

Just another Ring to go along with BASKETBALL and multiple other sports...

u ? u gots nUffin...

Posted by: u are u ... ringless u | May 16, 2014 at 03:04 PM


sec baseball champs, wow that means something NOT! Now take a real baseball conference the ACC where the U is dominating but we expect that, we don't worry about just winning our conference title, The U wins National Titles.

Posted by: The World is laughing at Uf | May 16, 2014 at 08:55 PM


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Baseball Top-25

SEC- 8 Teams... 10 or 11 will get Regional bids.

acc- 3 teams... maybe 5-6 will get Regional bids.


since u finally joined a conference, albeit an athletically challenged one, and u are now forced to play a non-panzy independant or big least schedule in all sports, u might want to try starting with conference titles first dumb cluck (ur only one in basketball in 8 years, then next year not even an nit invite) rather than national titles, of which u have ZERO since u joined the 5th best conference in college sports.

join us all in the 21st. century someday when u wake up dumb cluck...


btw- the GATORS ='s 27 SEC Titles the last 8 years. u-acc ? ='s 1. ('08 baseball u'll cluck n crow about? nope, u won the tourney, not the season 'ship. no ring for that, maybe a patch for ur jacket.)

UM has landed a "soft" oral commitment from Tampa Hillsborough High quarterback Dwayne Lawson, a three-star prospect...

He told canesport.com that he should be considered a "soft" commitment, will make a final decision in October and plans to visit Tennessee, Ohio State and Mississippi in the coming months.

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in other words it'll be another soft-commit de-commit bUh bye to u before the Summer ends... Like so many of the others have and will do.

Baseball Top-25

SEC- 8 Teams... 10 or 11 will get Regional bids.

acc- 3 teams... maybe 5-6 will get Regional bids.


since u finally joined a conference, albeit an athletically challenged one, and u are now forced to play a non-panzy independant or big least schedule in all sports, u might want to try starting with conference titles first dumb cluck (ur only one in basketball in 8 years, then next year not even an nit invite) rather than national titles, of which u have ZERO since u joined the 5th best conference in college sports.

join us all in the 21st. century someday when u wake up dumb cluck...

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I see your post just all of the sudden went from Gator Baseball SEC Champs, to just Baseball Top 25??? What did you have a change of heart there, lol?? Or did you finally realize 'duhhhhh I'm stuuuupid, duhhhh', lol. Let us know when you get a NATL TITLE in baseball dork, and then get back to us.

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in other words it'll be another soft-commit de-commit bUh bye to u before the Summer ends... Like so many of the others have and will do.

Posted by: u are u ... unranked n 2 star commit u

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You mean like 3 star Jalen Julius is with he Gators. How dumb are you? You should look at your own 'commits' before looking at others. Gators have 7 and only one is 4 star, and even he isn't solid. I mean who IS solid this early?

39-14 and 23-6 in conf, we split last night, no worries guys. Today is the FINAL game of the reg season, lets go out with OVERALL 1st place in the ACC, and the onto the Conf playoffs. GO CANES!!!!!

Canes can win the ACC regular season outright with a win today. This is a must win game if Miami wants a national seed.

The baseball committee holds in very high regard regular season conference champions when determining seeding, more so than conference tournament champions. Today's game is a must!

U-F are F-U:

Really dumsh&t?

You are talking no championships??

WHEN WAS THE LAST UF BASEBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

OH THATS RIGHT

FKN NEVER

EVER

EVER


UF: NO BAEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS. EVER.

SO STOP TALKING, YA IDIOT. YOU SOUND LIKE AARON HERNANDEZ

canes win acc. it is good to see all the young guys come thru. can you imagine how the next 2-3 yrs are going to be as these players gain experience and even get better. good
job coach. now lets get that national championship.

A gator moron (I know that is redundant)is commenting on the UM schedule.

UF has not played an out of state football game against a major conference football team in 25 years. The End.

THE TEAM IS LOADED NOW WITH FUTURE NFL PLAYERS, just are Fresh soph and JR's, and SR's to be.......ENJOY maybe your last year of bashing miami. with this top 10 class we just added in Feb. we go 2-3 deep now with High School All Americans and have a loaded team.......by the 2015 season, 1 more year or experience and 1 more top 10 class, we will have the same talent level as FSU...... MOVE ON, NOTHING TO SEE HERE

Posted by: Dom | 05/16/2014 at 11:21 PM

same BS new year...

always young and 1 year away u...

[]_[]nranked in 2014 u...

2-3 deep... ppppphhhhhhhhfffffftttttttt...

THE TEAM IS LOADED NOW WITH FUTURE NFL PLAYERS, just are Fresh soph and JR's, and SR's to be.......ENJOY maybe your last year of bashing miami. with this top 10 class we just added in Feb. we go 2-3 deep now with High School All Americans and have a loaded team.......by the 2015 season, 1 more year or experience and 1 more top 10 class, we will have the same talent level as FSU...... MOVE ON, NOTHING TO SEE HERE

Posted by: Dom | 05/16/2014 at 11:21 PM

same BS new year...

always young and 1 year away u...

[]_[]nranked in 2014 u...

2-3 deep... ppppphhhhhhhhfffffftttttttt...

THE TEAM IS LOADED NOW WITH FUTURE NFL PLAYERS, just are Fresh soph and JR's, and SR's to be.......ENJOY maybe your last year of bashing miami. with this top 10 class we just added in Feb. we go 2-3 deep now with High School All Americans and have a loaded team.......by the 2015 season, 1 more year or experience and 1 more top 10 class, we will have the same talent level as FSU...... MOVE ON, NOTHING TO SEE HERE

Posted by: Dom | 05/16/2014 at 11:21 PM

same BS new year...

always young and 1 year away u...

[]_[]nranked in 2014 u...

2-3 deep... ppppphhhhhhhhfffffftttttttt...

THE TEAM IS LOADED NOW WITH FUTURE NFL PLAYERS, just are Fresh soph and JR's, and SR's to be.......ENJOY maybe your last year of bashing miami. with this top 10 class we just added in Feb. we go 2-3 deep now with High School All Americans and have a loaded team.......by the 2015 season, 1 more year or experience and 1 more top 10 class, we will have the same talent level as FSU...... MOVE ON, NOTHING TO SEE HERE

Posted by: Dom | 05/16/2014 at 11:21 PM

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same BS new year...

always young and 1 year away u...

[]_[]nranked in 2014 u...

2-3 deep... ppppphhhhhhhhfffffftttttttt...


Baseball Top-25

SEC- 8 Teams... 10 or 11 will get Regional bids.

acc- 3 teams... maybe 5-6 will get Regional bids.

u looose again...

Who teh QB at F_U??
Trey Burton? Did he get a 8th year of eligibility?

Or did Banjo boy recover from his injury?

Remmeber rednks- He was healthy when he played Miami- so was Dominiqe Easly, Trey Burton and your to rbs. In fact, Fred Taylors son was also in theline up riggghhht?

SO excuse -U is none other than F_U. The one the only F_U

"ENJOY maybe your last year of bashing miami."

Miami is officially ACC champs of the regular season.

This should give them a good chance at hosting a regional

ACC champs baby.

Miami 7 gator1 last8 meeting football! Gators 47 arrests 4 years under urban lire! Go canes!

Gators only good at one thing in football---ducking any decent opponents the are not required to play.

piggy?
ohhhhh piggy?

Way to go Canes, way to win the ACC regular season and a No.1 seed in the tourney. GO CANES!!!!!


ENJOY maybe your last year of bashing miami."

Posted by: u are u ... ifs, buts, woulda, coulda, shoulda, MAYBE ? u
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Awww, poor wittle name changing every 5 minutes Johnny Gator, his stupid posts get dumber and dumber each time, because he pooh and pee pee all over himself again, awww poor wittle name changer Johnny Gator
, maybe one day him will get out of gutter, and be with the west of the world....

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Oh, look! The Huskies just scored again!~

According to Blake James, Jeremy Foley may be receptive to playing the canes agaon... but not in Miami. They wanta aneutral site... like Orlando.


hahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!


pu55ies. gators are pu55ies..... all gators are pu559es


hahahahah!


Orlando a neutral site. Like Chicago was aneutral site for Notre Dame.


What about playing us in Boca Raton?

Rumor that gators are changing their name to ducks.

Swap dump....orlando would be a great neutral site..... lotta canes up here.

fine lets play in Orlando. Or Ocala. Or Daytona. F the gaytors. The U will play them anywhere. Just like in 1935 when they wer made to play them in Gainseville and our boys had to take a train for 6 hours to play them up there yonder in the deep south for their first game bc the almighty turds wouldnt lower themselves to come down to Miama to play that no name little private school. And guess who won?

@u are u ... ringless

ARE YOU THAT STUPID OR JUST CAN'T COUNT TO 4???

TURDS TITLES IN BASEBALL....WAIT FOR IT....ZERO!!!

CANES TITLES IN BASEBALL....WAIT FOR IT....FOUR!!!

SO 4>0 YOU UNEDUCATED TURD PIECE OF TRAILER MAGGOT TRASH!!!!

LIBRARY IS CLOSING TIME TO GET HOME TO YOUR SINGLE-WIDE WITH NO INTERNET!!

Posted by: ALACHUA COUNTY LIBRARY HAS FREE INTERNET

More likely "Alachua County PRISON Library Has Free Internet" the actual country library is still using index cards and stamped checkout dates.

Florida Gators Win Sixth Consecutive SEC All-Sports Award

The SEC All-Sports Trophy has been in existence since 1973. In the 41 year history, the Florida Gators have won the overall title a staggering 24 times. Despite a disappointing season in football, UF wrapped up the men’s, women’s, and overall titles this past weekend with baseball clinching the SEC regular season title and track & field showing strong at the SEC Outdoor Championship. It’s the sixth straight year Florida’s come away with the award and 20th out of 21 years.

The Gators came into this past weekend behind Georgia in the standings, but baseball took the first two in their series at Tennessee to take the SEC regular season crown and men’s and women’s track & field both finished above the Bulldogs at the SEC Outdoor Championships to propel them to the title. Georgia finished 12th in the baseball standings, men’s track & field finished fourth, and women’s track & field fifth last weekend. At the SEC Outdoor Championship, Florida came in third in the men’s and second in the women’s to put the Gators over the top, .7716 to .7123.

It was a superb year for UF across the board. The men’s teams put together some of the best team efforts in their respective sports to claim their 18th All-Sports title. Men’s basketball, baseball, and men’s swimming & diving all won the SEC Championship, including a perfect 18-0 regular season record by Billy Donovan‘s squad. The Gators football team is usually the harbinger of success on the men’s side, but it’s hard to believe their sub-par season nearly cost Florida the All-Sports title. The men’s teams put together an impressive spring to vault UF to the top of the leaderboard. Florida squeaked by Georgia for the men’s crown by .0055, .7446 to .7391.

On the women’s side, it was business as usual. They took home the women’s All-Sports Award for the 21st time since 1983 when the SEC began recognizing female sports. They have completely dominated since then, winning more than two-thirds of the awards. This season, the women took home the SEC championship in soccer and indoor track & field. They soundly beat second-place Texas A&M .7931 to .7009.

To come up with the All-Sports scores, points are tallied with first place school taking home 14 points, second place 13, and so on. These scores are added up and then divided by the number of teams participating in those particular sports, thus coming up with a fraction of a number. Florida’s overall score was 161 points, 10 better than Georgia’s.

The effort in both men’s and women’s competition gave Florida a clean sweep for the award for the 24th time. UF is the only school to win all three awards in a single season, accomplishing the feat 12 times. Since 1990, Florida has won the overall award 20 times, including 14 straight years until the 2004-05 season when Georgia claimed the award. Since then, UF’s reeled off another six straight and show no signs of letting up soon, proving that they truly are “The Everything School”.


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Best Teams ...

Best Conference...


GATORS !!!

SEC !!!

as stUpid goes ...

u'll wake up this morning stUpider ...

yet the money maker for florida, i.e. football---

dismal failure despite all those 4-5 star recruits!

HAve fun with winning thenational championship in double dutch

12 seasons removed from their last national championship win, theU still generates incredible interest. According to SI, ESPN has already startedproduction on "THe U part 2". The follow-up for what has been one of the highest rated documentaries in ESPN history, The U. The U continues the march through the 90s and early 2000s.

IS there a documentary about Alabama football out there? Tim Tebow? or Auburn?

I dont hink so

Bc nobody outside of ALachua county gives a flying duck.

But the U is still one of the fans favorites.

Love us or hates us. You still want to watch us.

Nobody cares about that disaster in Gainesville.

It is official. Based on their long term pattern of avoiding major competition, the gators have been renamed the DUCKS. Seems appropriate.

gator or duck, they both act like and taste like... CHICKEN.


Best Teams ...

Best Conference...


GATORS !!!

SEC !!!


Posted by: u are u ... second tier acc u | May 20, 2014 at 04:22 AM
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Wow talk about a lonely existence, dude is TOTALLY obsessed with the Canes. 4:30AM and STILL posting his nonsense, lol. Do you just keep repeating your posts to yourself until you fall asleep, or what??? Gators are No 1, Gators are No 1, Gaaaaattttoooorrrsss aaaarrreee Nooooooooo 1111111 , zzzzzzzzzzzzzz. That's about what your posts are worth, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. lmao weirdo.

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