Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Marion Pellicano Ambrose
Is there a wicked season ahead for the Mets?! 
First baseman for the Mets, Ike Davis, has been diagnosed with Valley Fever, according to statements from the ball club. Davis failed a physical given upon arrival in Port St. Lucie, Florida, with an abnormal chest X-ray. He was sent back to New York for further testing where pulmonary and infectious disease specialists made the diagnosis. Davis is not contagious, but must but must avoid doing anything that might fatigue him for the time being. He will be reexamined when the team returns to New York in early April.

Valley Fever can be a very serious disease. It’s a fungal infection that is released from dirt in desert regions of the Southwest. It is inhaled and causes the infection in the lung. Davis lives in Arizona during the off season and likely inhaled the fungus when dirt was stirred up by winds or construction.

Davis had a very promising rookie season and batted .302 with seven homers and 25 RBIs in 36 games last season after hitting .264 with 19 home runs and 71 RBIs in 2010. He missed much of the 2011 season due to a bruised bone.

 Losing Davis could pose a serious problem for the Mets since All Star shortstop Jose Reyes signed as a free agent with the Miami Marlins.  My personal opinion: the Met’s owner needs to invest more $$$$ in them. Payroll slashes and “other interests” on the part of the owner have put the Mets at a disadvantage. The fans (including myself) are loyal and believe in our team. The owner should do the same. Come on Fred – support your boys!

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