Found February 28, 2013 on Hall of Very Good:
PLAYERS: Philip Humber
TEAMS: Houston Astros

Via Hall of Very Good:

Ten months ago, Philip Humber threw baseball's 21st perfect game.  Now...the righty is in camp with the Houston Astros talking about, for some reason, his hatred of dolphins.

Wait...what? 

Apparently, as the story goes, the then-6-year-old Humber and his family were on vacation and his father gave him some cash to buy a souvenir.  Humber, coincidentally an Astros fan, bought "the most expensive item he could afford"...an Astros ring.

Then, the family went to Sea World in San Antonio.

“I had the ring on, and we go into this dolphin exhibit where you can actually get the dolphins to come up to you and touch them," Humber describes.“The ring falls off. It’s loud in this place, and I’m yelling to my dad, ‘I can’t reach it!’ And here comes this dolphin and swallows that ring. Oh, it was devastating, man. I hated dolphins for a long time after that.”

6 Comments:
  • So the hell what? Can someone tell me why this is sports news? I guess the Astros are desperate for attention these days with those hideous uniforms.
  • CHRIST, and I thought he hated FOOTBALL!
  • GET OVER IT. LIFE GOES ON!
  • Headline: Humber hates...dolphins. Story content: he hated dolphins (when he was a child). The copy editor doesn't know the difference between present and past tense?
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