Baseball Crank
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October 5, 2006
BASEBALL: Dodgers Links

Here's the story, if you've missed it so far, about how the Dodgers' only significant lefthanded reliever suffered a freak accident and will miss this series. Here's a NY Times piece on Vin Scully, his New York roots and his call of yesterday's hijinx on the basepaths. And here's Jon Weisman's look at "The Play".

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:00 PM | Baseball 2006 | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)
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It turns out that story is entirely fictional - he cut his hand on broken glass in a bar while he was out drinking.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/baseball/mlb/dodgers/la-sp-beimel6oct06,1,937382.story?coll=la-headlines-sports-mlb-dodger

Posted by: Beimel at October 6, 2006 11:50 AM

In baseball, I generally assume that virtually any "freak accident" is just an excuse for something that happened while drinking.

Posted by: Jerry at October 6, 2006 12:40 PM

Drinking, or something else. Wade Boggs hurting his ribs while removing a pair of cowboy boots and Kevin Elster hurting his back while lying on a couch come to mind.

Posted by: The Crank at October 6, 2006 12:43 PM
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