March 16, 2012
How crazy is the NCAA Tournament and March Madness? #2 Missou...gone! #15 Norfolk State showed them the door early. #2 Duke...gone! They just got embarressed by #15 Lehigh. Quick, where is Lehigh located? Doesn't matter because they're currently located in the second round. A #15 over a #2 has happened before but not twice in the same tournament and never twice in one day, we are witnessing history.
Believe it or not there's some history going on in the Major Leagues. The history of professional athletes jacking themselves up doing everyday activities. The latest victim is Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown. Brown had to be scratched from the starting lineup with a neck injury he suffered...wait for it...by falling asleep on the team bus!
Brown said, "I really don't know. I slept during the bus ride to Kissimmee, and then in Wednesday's home game, in the third at-bat, it kind of got worse. I don't feel it until I really start swinging. I feel it right in here (his throat) and in the back of my head. They don't think its a nerve thing, so that's good. I'm just taking it day by day."
Ridiculous, I could see if dude was a minor leaguer pulling a few hundred per game but dude's a multimillionaire, you mean to tell me he couldn't mix in one of those memory foam pillows from the sky mall? I know it's only spring training but you guys Are training in Florida where players are known to shower in Evian bottled water...allegedly.
Domonic Brown's not alone, earlier this month Rays pitcher David Price got neck spasms from toweling off! Price said, "I was drying my head off after the second inning. It happened to me two times before. I catch the back of my head and it pulls my head forward. I felt it in the back of my neck. It was spasming, there was a little pop and it spasmed up. It gets a little tight. I'll be all right."
You'll be all right? I'll be the judge of that, after all I never injured myself toweling off after a shower. It never ceases to amaze me, these guys are world class athletes yet complete morons off the field. Back in January I wrote about Dustin Penner who is a forward for the Los Angeles Kings who injured himself eating pancakes. In that blog I mentioned a few athletes who also injured themselves in idiotic ways. I won't name everyone on the list because I don't have all night and this list is growing constantly.
Who could forget... Steve Sparks trying to tear a phone book in half and he injured his shoulder as a result
Kerry Woods injured himself climbing out of a hot tub
White Sox pitcher Matt Wise cut his fingers on salad tongs
Dennis Martinez went legend after injuring himself throwing out watermelons
One of the all time classics...and again they're all pretty stupid ways to end up on the disabled list but former Dodgers pitcher Joe Beimel who claimed to have cut his hands while reaching for a glass of water in the middle of the night only to drop it and break it and then he starts cleaning up the broken glass with the lights off...genius! Hey Domonic and David, welcome to the party...