Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds

Tank McNamara

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, 12 months ago

    Boxing has the problem too.

  2. Polsixe

    Polsixe said, 12 months ago

    Could be a hockey player also.

  3. Robert Nowall

    Robert Nowall GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    You could take it as Henry not knowing Jane that well, head-butting concussions or not…

  4. timbob2313

    timbob2313 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Soccer is just as dangerous to kids, not so much with head injuries, but there are other injuries. Other sports such as Gymnastics and wrestling can also be dangerous.
    Even cheerleading can result in injuries, some have resulted in paralyzing a girl for life.

  5. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, 12 months ago

    I suppose you could ask Sonny Bono how dangerous skiing is……..no, never mind. I wonder if there were a steroid whose side effects prevented concussions, would it be legal? Would it be mandatory?

  6. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Also baseball. Joe Mauer, AL MVP in 2009, 3 time AL batting champ (only catcher to do so), caught his last game for the Twins, August 19, when a foul tip hit his mask, giving him a concussion, the effects of which didn’t show up until the next game, but kept him off the field for the rest of the season. In high school, he was both a catcher and a quarterback — was, nationally, the top rated high school player in both football and baseball as a senior, and had had concussions from those playing days as well.

    Earlier, even though he caught fewer games than Mauer, Ryan Doumit had missed a couple weeks, following a foul-tip-caused concussion; more than a handful of other MLB catchers missed games because of foul-tip-caused concussions (pitchers are just throwing harder).

    In July, 2010, Justin Morneau, AL MVP in 2006, while sliding into 2nd, trying to break-up a double play, was struck in the head by the shortstop’s knee. He had batted .345 with 18 HR and 56 RBI in the first 81 games. He missed the rest of 2010, most of 2011, and, though he played in 2012 and 2013, hasn’t been nearly the same hitter since. Though a first baseman as a professional, he was drafted as a catcher, and was an amateur hockey goalie in Canada before signing with the Twins, also with a history of concussions. There is talk that Mauer will (reluctantly on his part) finish the rest of his career as a first baseman.

  7. BobBlumenfeld

    BobBlumenfeld said, 12 months ago

    @Robert Nowall

    “You could take it as Henry not knowing Jane that well, head-butting concussions or not…”

    I rather doubt that, since they have a child in common.

  8. Robert Nowall

    Robert Nowall GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @BobBlumenfeld

    How well do some of them know their “baby mama?”

  9. renewed1

    renewed1 said, 12 months ago

    Guess what? Life is hazardous, and you really can’t remove risk. How far are you willing to go? Those who build your houses face many risks from falling to job related injuries. How many people are suffering brain injuries from car wrecks? Emergency personnel are expected to lay their lives on the line on a daily basis. Where do you draw the line?

  10. Lolapoo

    Lolapoo GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @renewed1

    Those who work on houses employ safety measures against accidents. Emergency personnel do the same thing. In both cases, these jobs are their livelihoods and workers and their employers (responsible ones) do their best to prevent accidents, though they still can happen. They have to go to work to earn a living and there is risk in any occupation, some a lot more than others. When a player is hurt in football, it is not an accident.

    Modern cars are built with state-of-the-art safety injuries including crumple zones and side-air bags. People have to use cars (or other forms of transportation which have their own risks) to go to work, to run errands, to visit friends and family, etc. People don’t have to play tackle football and kids and teenagers don’t know any better about the true inherent risks of tackle football, especially the long-term adverse effects to the body and brain. That is why it is imperative that parents make an informed decision in weighing the risk of letting their child participate in this activity.

  11. jbmlaw

    jbmlaw said, 12 months ago

    There is some talk now of eliminating the catcher-crashing in baseball – I think that is a good idea. If the catcher blocks the plate before he has the ball, it is interference, just as it would be at second base.

    Nobody is saying it, but the runner ought to be out for attempting to dislodge a ball held by the fielder/catcher. Good evasive slide should still be legal.

  12. Lolapoo

    Lolapoo GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @jbmlaw

    Completely agree.

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