All-Star Vaughn Still Sick
Jul. 12, 1996
MILWAUKEE (AP) _ The flu bug sapped the strength of the Milwaukee Brewers as they embarked on the second half of the season Thursday night.
All-Star outfielder Greg Vaughn, who spent the All-Star Game getting sick in the clubhouse, ate some soup Thursday but was too weak to start against the Toronto Blue Jays.
``When he's lying down, he's fine. When he gets up, he just gets sicker and sicker,'' manager Phil Garner said. ``I'm sure he'll be all right tomorrow.''
Brewers starting pitcher Jeff D'Amico also was bothered by the bug, but he felt strong enough to make his first start at County Stadium.
``It's not bad enough to keep me from pitching,'' said D'Amico, who replaced Brian Givens in the rotation during the club's four-city road trip that preceded the break.
Initially, Vaughn thought he had contracted food poisoning at a gala the night before the All-Star game. Several of his teammates, including D'Amico, Mike Potts, Dave Nilsson and Steve Sparks, said they had similar symptoms, suggesting maybe they had gotten sick from the spread during a series at New York last week.
But Garner said he thought it was the flu and not food poisoning.