Just when it seemed that the Diamondbacks would deal Erubiel Durazo for Weaver or some pitcher and let Mark Grace and Lyle Overbay play first base, this happened: As he watched the All-Star selection show, Gracie bolted across the clubhouse to congratulate Damian Miller and broke a toe when he rammed into a couch.
I asked Bobby Dylan, I asked the Beatles. I asked Timothy Leary, but he couldn't help me either.
Jayson Stark had a new slew of them this morning on ESPN radio.
One of the Yankees prospects (who, mind you, was already on the DL) was bitten in his backyard by a "pygmy rattler." And yes, Brian Cashman, did indeed say he was "snakebit."
His choice for dumbest injury this year was Marty Cordova (who was the guy sunburnt in the tanning bed).
A classic injury: Some team (maybe the Brewcrew) brought in a motivational speaker and was tore a phone book in half. Steve Sparks tried to repeat it and blew out his shoulder.
“The function of a good teacher is to discourage film as a course of study for the non-avid. There are film societies and cinemas galore for the serious non-film student.” – Robert Steele, “Film Scholars at the New York Film Festival,” FILM COMMENT 2, Fall 1964, p. 41, as quoted in It’s Only a Movie, by Raymond J. Haberski Jr.
Originally posted by GrimisAh...don't know why Whiten stuck in the mind.
Because they were both hot prospects who never really realized their potential playing for almost every team in MLB? Were it not for the fact that Whiten was a switch-hitter, they would've been exactly the same. ;)
(lifted from ESPN's "Around the Horn" for Wednesday)
OF Chuck Knoblauch missed the game after a freak accident Tuesday night. Knoblauch was making his way through the dugout in the ninth inning of Kansas City's 10-1 loss in Detroit when he was struck by Raul Ibanez's bat. ''I saw him standing there, but I didn't think he was going to swing the bat,'' Knoblauch said. ''I came up the steps, took a right and whap. Luckily, he caught me above the elbow, not right on it. I think I'm fine, but they are being cautious today.''
The pitcher in question was Dustin Hermanson of the Red Sox. He was recently activated from the DL after being on the DL for the whole season with a groin injury. He slipped and fell while washing the dishes in bare feet. He got a small cut on his elbow, it got infected and really swollen. They had to give him IV antibiotics and he has been returned to the DL.
Rick Reed hurt his finger closing a suitcase because he was overcompensating for a sore thumb he had. Huh?
Edit: Here's the update on Hermanson from Under the Knife. He made up the story about falling while washing the dishes because the infection came from a dirty needle from a painkiller injection. The story has not been corraborated yet, but this seems more likely than slipping on a wet floor while washing dishes.
(edited by pieman on 29.7.02 1450) He's Rolie Polie Olie - and in his world of curves and curls, he's the swellest kid around.
Exactly! This move is the complete opposite of the usual Mets-type move over the course of their history. Instead of going after a past-his-prime veteran like Mo Vaughn, Tom Glavine, Eddie Murray, Juan Samuel, Willie Mays, etc.