Originally written January 25, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
There are a two things Carl Pavano does well in life: falling down and getting hurt. In between, he plays a little baseball. The free agent pitcher who infamously spent a significant chunk of his Yankee career on the disabled list after falling in a spring training game and injuring his buttocks has gone and topped himself in the high stakes world of stupid athlete injuries. According to Ken Rosenthal, who is clearly running out of rumors to report on, Pavano was-  I'm sorry, I can't stop laughing while typing, so I'll just quote the report instead: Pavano, 37, recently suffered a ruptured spleen that will sideline him for 6 to 8 weeks, according to major-league sources. The injury occurred when slipped and fell while shoveling snow on his driveway in Vermont, one source said. Seriously, if I had withheld the name of the player injured in this accident, how many guesses would it have taken for you to come up with Pavano.  Two?  Maybe three if ...
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