Jeff Kent-Walt Weiss Memorial Baseball Darwin Awards, IV
What is up with the Padres? First they lose closer Trevor Hoffman and now possible replacement Jay Witasick strains the elbow on his pitching arm taking out the garbage.
"He was taking some bags of trash out,'' Padres manager Bruce Bochy said Friday. "They were heavy, had some watermelon in them, apparently. He tossed them into the dumpster and strained his elbow.
Yankee fans may think that Witasick's pitches actually look like watermelons when they approach the plate. Also, Bochy was allegedly picking through the garbage at the time, explaining his ability to cite verbatim its contents (I'm joking of course).
Apparently, if it had been a little harder, it may have required "Tommy John" surgery. So now I have to feel bad for laughing. I'm the bad guy.
This is a running log of inane injuries. Here are entries I, II, and III in the series.