Baseball players, definitely more so than any other group of professional athletes, seem to injure themselves in the most bizarre ways imaginable. The list of incomprehensible injuries is literally almost too long to tackle here (although SI has compiled a fantastic rundown of some prime examples for those interested), but Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta, thanks to his peculiar injury, can now enter the pantheon of major league ballplayers who have suffered truly ridiculous and patently offbeat injuries.
But if I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a million times before: Guy hops into his Camaro to go grab some grub. While grabbing said grub — in Peralta’s case in this instance, sandwiches — guy suffers a neck injury while trying to exit his Camaro.
The reporting by the Rays beat writers was top-notch and accomplished mostly via Twitter. The rundown is as follows:
Here’s one for the weird spring injury lists @jaysonst: #Rays Peralta hurt his neck getting out of car when he stopped...