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Femur the Lemur
2007-02-05 20:30
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

I retired J.D. Drew as a subject with my most recent post on him, so I'm just passing this article along with the following comments.

1) Well, he's trying.

2) He's trying in a way that's a little different than I would.

3) But maybe not so different than the reporter would.

4) Now, that you've read this, rather than us getting all sucked into another Drewbate, let's pretend that instead of Drew, the article was about a happy animated lemur named Femur.

Comments
2007-02-05 20:52:53
1.   trainwreck
It has been proven that those magnetic field devices do nothing, but it is amazing what the placebo effect can do. I have heard of the hyperbaric oxygen chamber helping players recover faster.
2007-02-05 20:56:49
2.   trainwreck
I just hope Drew can stay healthy and perform no matter what means he uses. It is not going to be pretty to see the reaction he will get if he struggles.
2007-02-05 21:02:25
3.   Andrew Shimmin
I remember those commercials where Chi Chi Rodriguez tried to sell me magical copper bracelets. I guess the Lemur's regimen isn't much dumber than that, except the money was probably moving in the other direction. As a holistic healer, I'm fiercely jealous of my terrain, but there are some suckers, er, patients who just can't be talked out of buying their snake oil from faith healers.
2007-02-05 21:02:40
4.   Sam DC
Gil Arenas has a hyperbaric room in his house that he sleeps in.

And unrelated to any of this, as well as rather sad, is this surreal story. http://tinyurl.com/2pxwf6

2007-02-05 21:03:38
5.   Sam DC
The lemur. You can already tell that is going to stick.

Now if it pops at Sons of Sam Horn, I'll be impressed.

2007-02-05 21:04:59
6.   Xeifrank
Had to check the calendar after reading that article. Mr Lemur is the Tom Cruise of baseball. vr, Xei
2007-02-05 21:06:56
7.   Jon Weisman
The point isn't to give Drew a nickname. The point is just to move on and create a whole new character!
2007-02-05 21:08:51
8.   Bob Timmermann
I'm going on that Biblical-based diet. Where's my manna?

If there's no manna outside when I wake up, I'm going to be very angry. I've already got the specs for a golden calf.

2007-02-05 21:12:57
9.   Sam DC
I once visited the small town of Cuzco in the Andes which is the jumping off point to head up to Macchu Picchu. Was with my dad. We had some time to kill so we visited the town church. They had a huge painting of the Last Supper inside, which we looked at for a while before I realized that the main dish in the middle of the table was a roast guineau pig.

So I'm trying to figure out if that would count in a Biblical-based diet.

2007-02-05 21:13:19
10.   D4P
Even though "man" is a big part of "manna", man cannot live on manna alone.
2007-02-05 21:17:29
11.   Marty
Next stop Scientology!
2007-02-05 21:20:28
12.   dianagramr
Femur the Lemur

.... reminds me too much of Sabbath's "Zero the Hero"

So NOWWWWWW ....I've got a vision of Ozzy biting a lemur's head off .....

thanks Jon! :-O

2007-02-05 21:21:47
13.   Jon Weisman
12 - Just think of Schoolhouse Rock instead.
2007-02-05 21:25:06
14.   Sam DC
Or read this: http://dodgerthoughts.baseballtoaster.com/archives/17137.html
2007-02-05 22:15:35
15.   Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh
It seems that the Lemur had at least heard of questions regarding vaccination and autism. According to the CDC at least, this is not supposed to be a real issue, and my impression is that the anti-vaccination crowd is a bit wacky, in a somewhat dangerous way, since vaccinations have been behind many of the great public health successes of the last century or so. Anyhow, someone with more medical knowledge could comment on this better than I could.

But if the Lemur just wants to eat different and use magnet things, sure, he's get plenty of money to buy this stuff. If he starts to get hurt again, though, I wonder if he'll become disenchanted. I remember that Jayson Werth was also into alternative medicine and the like.

WWSH

2007-02-05 22:23:36
16.   Bob Timmermann
You can Google "autism thimesoral" and enter into a very heated debate.
2007-02-05 22:25:01
17.   Uncle Miltie
Did I just hear Digger Phelps mention global warming and immediately get cut off?
2007-02-05 22:25:12
18.   trainwreck
Did anyone else think of South Park and Miss Information when they read the part about flushing out toxins?
2007-02-05 22:25:51
19.   trainwreck
17
Lol, aww I wish I saw that.
2007-02-05 22:29:08
20.   D4P
Did I just hear Digger Phelps mention global warming and immediately get cut off?

Now he knows how the scientists feel.

2007-02-05 22:32:24
21.   Bob Timmermann
Digger Phelps should be cut off on general principles.

He was at his most annoying tonight. During halftime of the UT-A&M game, he started joking about his two divorces while showing highlights and Stacy Dales, the other analyst, pointedly said, "NOW GETTING BACK to basketball...."

I'm thinking that since Dales is recently divorced, she probably was afraid that Phelps was going to make some remark about her marriage.

2007-02-05 22:35:22
22.   D4P
If Digger Phelps had coached UCLA instead of Notre Dame...
2007-02-05 22:36:01
23.   Bob Timmermann
22
UCLA would have 11 fewer national championships in basketball.
2007-02-05 22:37:15
24.   Uncle Miltie
1. Frank Robinson
2. Digger Phelps
3. Pullman, Washington
4. Oregon

?

2007-02-05 22:38:53
25.   Bob Timmermann
I have nothing against Pullman, Washington.

And really nothing against Oregon. It's just that I've already been there.

2007-02-05 22:40:13
26.   Greg Brock
22 Do yourself a favor...Don't talk about Digger Phelps. In fact, do America a favor, Don't talk about Digger Phelps.

Just...Don't...

2007-02-05 22:40:14
27.   D4P
It's just that I've already been there

But only in a nominal sense.

2007-02-05 22:43:21
28.   Greg Brock
If Steve Lavin was twice as stupid and twice as annoying, he'd be Digger Phelps.
2007-02-05 22:44:42
29.   Bob Timmermann
27
On my next vacation, I will spend two weeks in Burns, Oregon.

Will that suffice?

2007-02-05 22:46:28
30.   Bob Timmermann
Astoria or Tillamook?
2007-02-05 22:47:08
31.   D4P
Astoria > Tillamook > Burns
2007-02-05 22:48:23
32.   Bob Timmermann
But there's cheese in Tillamook!
2007-02-05 22:50:21
33.   D4P
Yeah, but the cheese tastes just as good if you buy it somewhere else.
2007-02-05 23:12:35
34.   StolenMonkey86
12, 13 - If thinking about schoolhouse rock isn't easy enough, then buy this.

http://tinyurl.com/2hf4r7

2007-02-05 23:41:56
35.   the IQ of Pedro Guerrero
This article makes my brain hurt. My favorite part is: "...I was like, 'Wait a minute. That's really wild.'"
2007-02-06 00:11:33
36.   Johnson
I thought all lemurs were supposed to be named "Joey"?
2007-02-06 00:40:55
37.   Chiron Brown
4 I guess you could call her a Far Out Space Nut.
2007-02-06 06:55:17
38.   CharlieBrown
(1) Have you ever read an article or seen an interview where JD Drew was so voluble? I guess you just have to get him on the right topic...

(2) I thought JD was supposed to have been playing with shoulder pain all last year--but this article makes it sound like he was healthy?

Odd.

2007-02-06 09:49:05
39.   dzzrtRatt
Electro-magnetic impulses, nutritional supplements... I wonder who gave J.D. Drew the idea to use these things to help him be a better baseball player. Who could it be, hmm...

Could it be... Satan????!

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