Saturday, August 21, 2010
Lou Gehrig's Disease?
Baseball purists might get the shock of their lives when a new scientific paper comes out on Wednesday, basically saying that the late, great Lou Gehrig may have been misdiagnosed of the disease that carries his name.
It's true that Gehrig suffered from muscle weakness, sluggishness, and loss of muscle coordination towards the end of his career, eventually forcing him into early retirement at age 35. But according to this paper, those symptoms may have been attributed to brain trauma that resulted from untreated head concussions.
And for an alternative view of this shocking revelation, The Dugout takes this bit of news for a spin 'round the blogosphere.