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Carlos Gomez broke his collar bone

Jul 21, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

Carlos Gomez

The Brewers-Diamondbacks game was filled with carnage last night. In addition to the Stephen Drew ankle injury which was rather nauseating to watch, Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez was lost as well, breaking his left collar bone while making a catch in the fourth inning.

Gomez hasn’t been hitting so he hasn’t been starting either, but he flashes some sweet leather out there in center. A team with hopes for the playoffs — especially one as defensively-challenged as the Brewers are — could use his skills out there in late innings and in big ballparks. ┬áThat’s off the table now, probably for a couple of months.

  1. deathmonkey41 - Jul 21, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    I broke my left collarbone 25 yrs ago and I still remember it like it was yesterday. It sucked. There’s no real way to stabalize it and it’s hard to find a comfortable position- especially when you’re sleeping. Hopefully he gets better meds than they gave me- stupid Tylenol with Codiene.

  2. dailyrev - Jul 21, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Also nauseating in its way were the respective homer-broadcasts, particularly Arizona’s. After listening to Mark Grace and his partner whine about Drew for several innings with no mention of Gomez (while they showed the Drew play multiple times with a heavy breathing “turn away if you’re sensitive” warning thrown in), I figured I’d switch to the Milw. feed. There I saw their announcers replaying the Gomez injury time and again (and calling it a “shoulder injury” — at least Grace in Arizona had called it right when it happened). The only amusing thing about it was that both were Fox outlets, and neither, naturally, was “fair and balanced.”

    I understand that these local cable broadcasts are nothing more than tribal advertising outlets for the ballclubs, but there are moments when the homer hyperbole hat has to come off (the Zona crew was calling Drew’s injury “tragic”) and some marginal semblance of journalism displayed. That one inning (the injuries occurred on successive plays / batters) and what followed would tell you all you need to know about sports broadcasting.

    • seanmk - Jul 21, 2011 at 10:30 AM

      i’d’ say just about every broadcast is a homer broadcast. they work FOR the teams so there is no reason to not be a homer.

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