A “Shlabotnik Report” favorite goes under the knife

2011 TSR Custom

A sad day for fans of vertically-challenged players;  I saw on MetsBlog.com that Daniel Herrera is undergoing Tommy John surgery.  I was looking forward to his being called back up to the Mets, but that’s not happening in 2012 (if ever).

It makes me wonder… if the “shorthand” for the surgery weren’t a name that any American over the age of 3 can pronounce, would things be different?  If, for example, the first successful UCL reconstruction had been performed on another player, would we be saying things like “Daniel Herrera is undergoing Scipio Spinks next week”?

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