Monday, July 03, 2006

Baseball Players are too athletes

From the AP:

Pedro hurts hip in bathroom slip, to miss start
Martinez slips while changing shirt, although Randolph says it's not serious

In the annals of sports there are dozens upon dozens of strange injuries unrelated to the action on the field. This brilliant maneuver serves to remind us of some of them.

In honor of Pedro, we'll focus on baseball today.

Charlie Hough broke his pinky finger while shaking hands.
David Cone missed a start after getting bit by his mother-in-law's dog, a Jack Russell Terrier.
Jim Corsi slipped coming out of the shower and sprained his wrist.
Carlos Perez broke his nose in a car accident, as he was trying to pass the team bus.
Rickey Henderson missed several games because of frost-bite. In August.
Vince Coleman missed the 1985 World Series when he got rolled up in the tarp machine.
Kevin Mitchell strained a muscle while vomiting. He also
once injured himself while eating a cupcake.
Steve Foster injured his shoulder knocking over milk bottles during a segment with Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show."
Wade Boggs missed several games after straining his back while pulling on his cowboy boots.
Jeff Juden had a start early in the 1994 season pushed back after getting an infection from a tattoo.
Ken Griffey Jr. missed a game after his protective cup slipped and pinched a testicle.
Dwight Gooden missed a start when Vince Coleman accidentally hit him with a golf club in the Mets' clubhouse.
Steve Sparks dislocated his shoulder while tearing a phone book in half.
Larry Anderson strained a rib muscle getting out of a Jacuzzi.
Ted Power pulled a hamstring jumping off the bullpen bench to join a brawl.
Kent Hrbek missed the final 10 games of the 1990 season when he sprained an ankle while wrestling with a clubhouse attendant.
Terry Harper injured his shoulder after giving another player a high five.
Greg Harris injured his shoulder trying to flick sunflower seeds into the stands from the bullpen.
Mark Smith was hurt when he stuck his hand in an air conditioner to see why it wasn't working properly.
John Smoltz burned his chest while ironing a shirt that he was wearing.
George Brett hit his foot on a chair and broke his toe while running from the kitchen to the TV to see Bill Buckner hit.
Glenallen Hill
went on the DL because of cuts suffered after smashing a glass table while dreaming he was being attacked by spiders.
Tom Glavine broke a rib in 1992 after vomiting up airplane food.
Ricky Bones went on the disabled list in 2000 after injuring himself while changing channels on the clubhouse TV.
Jason Isringhausen broke his hand while punching a trash can just weeks after stabbing himself in the leg trying to open a package.
Sosa sneezed twice while bending over in the Cubs' clubhouse, sending his back into spasms and putting himself out of the lineup.
Marty Cordova
couldn't play because he'd fallen asleep in a tanning bed and burned his face too badly.
Chris Brown once begged out of the lineup because of a strained eyelid. He claimed he "slept on it wrong."
Cecil Upshaw tore up his ring finger on an overhead awning and ended his promising career while demonstrating imaginary basketball dunks.
Matt Mantei needed four stitches in his right thumb after cutting it while opening a can of dog food.
John Vander Wal blew out his knee -- while shoveling snow.
Mark Quinn opened the season on the DL because of a broken rib that occurred when he was "kung-fu fighting" with his brother.
Matt Anderson once tore a muscle in his shoulder after participating in an octopus-throwing contest.
Adam Eaton once landed on the DL when he stabbed himself in the stomach with a paring knife trying to open a DVD box.
and finally...
Clint Barmes was shelved by a broken collarbone incurred when lugging deer meat up his apartment-house steps.


At 10:32 AM CDT, Blogger addvant said...


I think your blog is quite good. Carries a lot of perosnality!
Keep it up!


Chek out the Editor's Choice for today

At 11:25 AM CDT, Blogger Sam Palmeiro said...

Thanks. Just having some fun here.


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