Players injuring themselves during celebrations is something that happens all too often. With baseball, these injuries tend to occur after a walk-off win. When 25 grown men are all waiting at home plate to beat the crap out of the guy who just delivered the game-winning hit, something bad like thisis bound to happen. On Wednesday night, the Braves reminded us that injuries can happen during low-key celebrations as well when Brian McCann was poked in the eye after hitting a grand slam.
As you can see from the clip above, McCann and Michael Bourn completely whiffed on a high five and Bourn’s finger ended up right in McCann’s grill piece. While he will likely be fine, it is interesting to note that the Braves catcher has had eye issues throughout his career. He had laser eye surgery back in 2007 but his vision remained blurry, so he eventually went with glasses. He then had a second Lasik surgery in 2010 that restored his vision. Hopefully this doesn’t set him back at all.
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May 03, 2012
Only nerds screw up high fives. Athletes are suppose to nail it directly palm-to-palm, then head off to the dugout to drink some beer and eat some pizza. The Atlanta Braves are nerds, therefore the Washington Nationals will win the division due to the Gatorade showers to their cute team interviewer. Because that is what real athletes do. [Follow me @TravisHouser]
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