Pavano's shoveling accident was nearly fatal

  • Article by: JOE CHRISTENSEN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 16, 2013 - 6:57 AM

The former Twins pitcher lacerated his spleen shoveling snow but didn't realize the injury's severity until it was almost too late.

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birdpeepFeb. 15, 1310:45 PM

Get well, Carl. you went out there and tried no matter how beat up you were. Bo bilateral leg weakness excuse for you!

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steavis61067Feb. 15, 1311:19 PM

Wow. Glad he got help before it was too late!

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eibud22423Feb. 15, 1311:30 PM

A fine competitor in his day as well as being a gentleman - a rare combination, today.

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grizFeb. 16, 1312:50 AM

Carl's a hard guy to put a finger on. At one time he ate up the limelight,signed a big contract with the Yankees and dated ,at least, one famous actress (Alyssa Milano). But now he is spending the off-season in Vermont (where he has recently raised funds for hurricane-destroyed Little League fields) which is unheard of for a major-leaguer these days. Do you think Joe Mauer has lifted a shovel since he signed his contract? I sure hope not. He spends most of the winters in Fort Myers. The point is Carl has come full-circle in his stature/attitude. He was once a playboy prima donna working the Hollywood starlets, but he seems like a genuine guy now. Irregardless, it's great to hear he is ok after this brush with death.

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ladykasFeb. 16, 13 1:24 AM

FYI: Great thoughts...but irregardless is not a word. It would mean the opposite of regardless..if it actually existed...

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lindy_frank123Feb. 16, 13 6:54 AM

"Yankee fans ridiculed him"...really? Not this one. Remember Joe he took a lot of their/the Yankees money for doing nothing. He's the Kevin Brown of the American League.

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betsylawsonFeb. 16, 13 8:07 AM

Wow, glad you got the second opinion. Get better, we always loved watching you pitch for the Twins!

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Sarge320Feb. 16, 13 8:44 AM

Carl, you are truly a "class act." Please get better, sign with a quality team and do what you do best. We will miss you here in Minnesota. No excuses, no whining, just pitching-- and well done at that.

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Sarge320Feb. 16, 13 8:50 AM

"Irregardless, it's great to hear he is ok after this brush with death." Griz: This is one of the words that upsets all of us. Please delete it from your lexicon.

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fishanhunt2Feb. 16, 13 9:59 AM

You gave the twins your best. Here is wishing you the best.

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