BREAKING NEWS: Former LEGENDS Player Deals With Serious Illness..

Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings, Happy New Years and welcome into the 151st edition of Diggin’ in to the Legends on this 5th day of January!

It’s back to work at Applebee’s Park as everyone in the Legends front office has their eye on the prize as the countdown to Opening Countdown begins and all the wheels start getting rolling! The home opener is Monday, April 13, 2009 and we are ready for another great season of FUN and of course, Legends games!

Speaking of getting back to work…that’s definitely what I’ve got to get back to doing now.


DSCF3460.JPGBut, before I go, take a look at the article from MLB.com reporter as she writes on Max Sapp, who has been with the Legends the last two seasons at the catcher position.  He has been very ill over the last few months due to a bout with Meningitis. Read Below to find out more on his situation. All of the Lexington Legends wish the best for Max and hope he has a speedy recovery during this difficult time.

 

 

“HOUSTON — Catching prospect Max Sapp, hospitalized for more than two weeks with a severe case of meningitis, took a first step toward recovery on Wednesday when he was able to breathe on his own without the help of a respirator.

According to general manager Ricky Bennett, the 20-year-old Sapp will soon begin therapy to recover from the illness, which has left him with significant memory loss.

“He doesn’t know who the president is; he doesn’t know who his girlfriend is,” Bennett said. “He doesn’t have all of his memory back. He was unconscious for quite some time. It’s a blessing he’s with us. It’s pretty scary stuff.”

Meningitis is an infection of the fluid of the spinal cord and the fluid that surrounds the brain. People sometimes refer to it as spinal meningitis. Meningitis is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection.

Sapp was breathing with the help of a respirator after undergoing surgery to repair a severe sinus infection and contracting meningitis, as reported by the Houston Chronicle Tuesday night. According to the report, Sapp was unable to breathe on his own because of occasional seizures.

Sapp is expected to be hospitalized for quite some time as he continues his recovery.

How this will affect Sapp, the club’s first-round pick in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, from a professional standpoint remains to be seen.

“We’re not thinking about baseball right now,” Bennett said. “We have to get him healthy and back to normal. That’s all that matters right now.”

until next time,

keep it SUPER fans!

-Mario

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