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07:33 AM ET 02.19 | If it turns out that Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery changes the fortunes of righty Daniel Bard, he won't have far to look for a reminder. Somewhere in his backpack is the rib that Bard had removed during his surgery for TOS. It's boiled and bleached too. Bard knows that because he handled the duties himself. ... Bard had his TOS surgery last month and was given the rib that was removed in a plastic medical jar. It sat in a bathroom for around a month and that was long enough for Bard's wife, Adair, who didn't like looking at what Bard called "a spare rib that wasn't cooked basically." The smell of the rib was also a little more than she could take too. With the options of throwing it out or coming up with another plan, Bard went the route of preserving the rib.

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February 19, 2014  08:44 AM ET

Unless that rib was in his head, it probably won't help.

February 19, 2014  09:13 AM ET

So, the purpose of all this is?

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February 19, 2014  12:45 PM ET
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I heard he had the rib removed so that he's flexible enough to service himself.

I spit fish taco at the screen laughing when i read this

February 19, 2014  01:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

So, the purpose of all this is?

they still trying to figureout what to do with it!!

February 19, 2014  03:17 PM ET

It would be nice to see him come back.

 
February 19, 2014  07:57 PM ET

If he's keeping things that have held back his career in his backpack, Booby V must be living in there.

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