ANAHEIM -- Kendrys Morales' much-anticipated return to the Angels will have to wait until next year.
Morales announced Wednesday that he has elected to have a second operation on his injured left ankle, which he broke last May 29 while jumping on home plate in celebration of a walk-off home run. The surgery will force Morales to miss the rest of the season.
He was celebrating a home run.
He was celebrating a home run. And now he's out for TWO seasons...because he was CELEBRATING A GAME-WINNING HOME RUN!!! Seriously, will there ever be another story like this in our lifetime? I can't wrap my head around this. It's just...utterly insane!
Who was the NFL player who blew out his knee after jumping up after nibbling an interception? That was always the oddest injury i could remember. But yeah that crowd around home plate and jumping up and down has to be pretty odd as well.
As for odd injuries, Wendell Davis and Dan Marino come to mind. Davis had a notorious injury at Veterans Stadium in Philly where he tore both patellar tendons while running a route. Marino tore his Achilles at Cleveland in '93, he was untouched on the play.
Gotta agree with the OP though - to be injured this badly on a home plate celebration is just crazy.
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Originally posted by It's FalseYeah, no professional baseball team should ever lose like this...
Yeah, I was listening to the game last night. That loss made no sense. But again, the bright spot is that Chatwood seems to have calmed down from his shaky season start. I like that this fairly young team is holding its own right now.
Jepsen needs to go, though. And want to like Rodney, but I think he needs to go, too. That Wells trade is looking worse and worse as time goes on.
The other issue is that MLB deviated from their stated policy on how they handle suspensions/punishments. Selig issued the initial judgement (rather than the Discipline Czar, Bob Watson) and also handled the appeal. That's silly.