I was just reading this on Christmas Eve:
ESPN's stable of baseball reporters linked 14 teams to the pursuit of Mark Prior, but that list drops when teams check out his medical reports. Texas was the latest to back out. San Diego makes the most sense, but the Padres ended trade talks with the Cubs after looking at the medical file.What could possibly be going on in that medical report that we don't know?
PATIENT NAME: PRIOR, MARK
MEDICAL RECORD#: 24601
DATE OF ADMISSION: 4/3/2007
ATTENDING PHYSICIAN: Max Morgan, M.D.
DIAGNOSIS: Patient originally thought shoulder was messed up. In actuality, a Brown Recluse Spider crawled into his shoulder and made a nest, which basically f_cked this guy's sh_t up all to hell.
I've seen those brown recluse spider bites (not safe for lunch) and I can tell you that if Prior indeed had one lay eggs in his shoulder, then that dude's useless to us. Better to go after Matt "Psycho" Clement.