December 6, 2012

Another Day...Another Hunting-Related Injury

Oh, baseball...another day, another report of a hunting-related injury.

Seriously?

Tuesday, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum revealed that his former teammate, Hall of Famer Robin Yount accidentally shot him in the right ear during a quail hunting incident.

Wednesday, word leaked out that San Diego Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner was going to start the season on the shelf due to, get this, an injury sustained while "trimming a carcass".  As the story goes, a friend of the 26-year-old "slipped" and punctured a tendon on Cashner's throwing hand.

My hope is that one or both men were wearing the Friars god-awful camouflage uniforms.

Yikes.

Both incidents conjure up memories of the injury sustained by then-Colorado Rockies rookie Clint Barmes.  Remember when dud fell and broke his collar bone while lugging a package of deer meat?

Now, I don't know about you...but if I made the kind of money these guys do (and, yes, I realize Cashner and Barmes aren't among the highest priced out there), I'd be paying someone to pour my cereal.


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