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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old November 3rd, 2007, 01:26 Thread Starter
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Baseball's full of FREAK injuries

Brewers pitcher Steve Sparks dislocated his shoulder trying to rip a phone book in half following a motivational speech.

Larry Andersen strained a muscle in his chest getting out of a Jacuzzi -- and diagnosed it as a "Jacuzzi-tusion."

Jeff Juden was unable to pitch because of an infected tattoo.

Matt Anderson, Tigers' relief pitcher, once tore a muscle in his shoulder after participating in an octopus-throwing contest allegedly trying to win Red Wings playoff tickets.

Reds pitcher Steve Foster needed surgery after blowing out his shoulder knocking down milk bottles on "The Tonight Show."

Tigers outfielder Junior Felix strained a hip flexor sliding between Mike Henneman's legs during batting practice.

Pascual Perez missed a start because he couldn't find the stadium, drove 100 miles on a loop freeway around Atlanta, circled the city two hours, missed his exit five times.

Perez missed another start because he jumped the Braves to consult a witch doctor.

Expos pitcher Dennis Martinez hurt his arm tossing his suitcase on the team equipment truck -- an injury later described by Expos public-relations wit Richard Griffin as "Samsonitis."

Kent Hrbek missed 10 games after spraining his ankle wrestling with a clubhouse attendant.

Darren Daulton missed a month after he watched a videotape of himself striking out, punched a wall and broke his hand.

Vince Coleman missed an entire postseason when he was swallowed up by the automatic tarp machine in St. Louis.

Mark Smith cut his hand sticking it in a hotel air conditioner.

Brewers shortstop Jose Valentin cut his hand on a pineapple.

Dwight Gooden missed a start after Vince Coleman accidentally hit him with a golf club in the locker room.

Jose Canseco blew out his elbow throwing 50 warm-up pitches in preparation for his dramatic pitching debut.

Tigers pitcher Joel Zumaya injured his arm by playing a video game called "Guitar Hero".

Reds pitcher Johnny Ruffin hurt his knee watching television.

Former Padres malingerer Chris Brown missed a game with a strained eyelid.

Marlins pitcher Randy Veres bruised his hand pounding the wall of his hotel room to get the people next door to keep it down.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old November 3rd, 2007, 01:37 Thread Starter
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Zumaya's career in jeopardy

The news about Joel Zumaya is just awful: He will apparently miss at least half of next season, and probably more. You see the words -- "major reconstruction of the AC joint in his shoulder" -- and you have to wonder if he'll ever be able to throw a fastball at triple-digit velocity again. This season, he came back from an injury to his finger with his velocity in the mid-90s, and was more vulnerable, allowing more earned runs in the last five weeks of the season than he did in the entire second half of 2006. His strikeout ratio dropped from 10.48 to 7.22.

He says it himself, in this piece: "My career could be done." The good news is that doctors found no damage to the rotator cuff, writes Jon Paul Morosi.

The way Zumaya was hurt sounds just like him, writes Michael Rosenberg.

With the California wildfires closing in on his parents' house, Joel Zumaya went up to the attic and tried to salvage a few things for his father. A heavy box fell on top of the Detroit Tigers reliever, injuring his pitching shoulder and forcing him to have major shoulder surgery Wednesday in San Diego. He is expected to be sidelined until midseason. "He reached up to grab one box and a heavy one on top of it fell directly on his shoulder."
This just happened a few days ago...
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I see the "great" Vince Coleman made this list a few times, when he was with the Mets not only did he injure Doc Gooden with the golf club (as mentioned above), he threw fire crackers at fans waiting for autographs and he said he did not know who Jackie Robinson was (note, Coleman is black)
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Pascual Perez missed a start because he couldn't find the stadium, drove 100 miles on a loop freeway around Atlanta, circled the city two hours, missed his exit five times.
Cant blame the guy for that one,I live in Atlanta and still get lost sometimes.Its very confusing,thats why the bus crash with the college players happened a while ago.

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How about Sammy Sosa going on the DL because he sneezed too strong?
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