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Papi palpitations

Posted at 3:14 PM on August 29, 2006 by Ben Tesch (2 Comments)

Red Sox send Papi home for heart tests
Big Papi was a late scratch for Boston's game Monday night at Oakland for what was first thought to be the flu. Ortiz, who on Sunday hit his major league-leading 47th home run at Seattle, already spent time in a Boston hospital earlier this month for the condition.

The article also documents the strangely growing list of recent Red Sox player injuries.

Comments (2)

Maybe it's time for Papi to quit using the HGH?

Posted by matt | August 29, 2006 4:31 PM

Like we didn't see this coming?

Overweight baseball players are bound to have their health catch up with them and it did for David Ortiz.

Ortiz standing 6'4 and weighing 230lbs. (according to espn's player profile)

Highly unbelievable.

I do wish him the best of luck but...drinking coffee on the way to the hospital? C'mon Big Papi, your not exactly helping here! Your going to the hospital for heart irregularities stop throwing the log into the fire sir!

Did some research and check this Mr. Ortiz :

Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system by blocking adenosine, a neurotransmitter that normally causes a calming effect in the body. The resulting neural stimulation due to this blockage causes the adrenal glands to release adrenaline, the "fight or flight" hormone. Your heart rate increases, your pupils dilate, your muscles tighten up, and glucose is released into your blood stream for extra energy. Voila… you now have the caffeine buzz.

Whoops! I'm well aware that he knows this and I'm hoping it's not just professional ignorance.

Posted by Alex | August 29, 2006 5:43 PM

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