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09-06-2005, 02:42 PM
09-06-2005, 02:55 PM
"Pascual Perez missed a start because he couldn't find the stadium, drove 100 miles on a loop freeway around Atlanta, circled the city two hours, missed his exit five times."
They forgot to mention that he ran out of gas...
At the Braves museum, they had a placemat/placard with a drawing of the city, I-285, and a cartoon of Pascual driving. It read "It's good to have you around, and around, and around..." Or something to that effect (I saw the sign, bust out laughing, and I haven't seen the sign since 1997)
"Jose Canseco blew out his elbow throwing 50 warm-up pitches in preparation for his dramatic pitching debut."
I heard about that. What had happened was Canseco was warming up in the pen, taking it easy, and he was goaded by the crowd to throw harder. he obliged, and blew out his elbow.
09-06-2005, 07:10 PM
The Royals had a young outfielder named Quinn a few years back who was out for weeks because he hurt himself "karate-chopping a chair."
09-06-2005, 09:32 PM
You know there are really thousands of stories like this.
09-07-2005, 09:55 PM
I believe Jermaine Dye's infected spider bites on his buttocks now must be in this pantheon as well.
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