Wednesday, July 08, 2009

I Told You Someone Would Get Hurt

And lo and behold, we have a "winner" in the "Player Who Will Get Hurt Because of Those Stupid, Asinine Walkoff Celebrations Pool." And it is Ryan Dempster.

Apparently, Dempster was so eager to join in the celebrating of a Cubs "walkoff" win last Sunday against Milwaukee that he tried to jump over the railing of the dugout to join in on the fun, but caught his back leg on it and wound up breaking a toe, and is now on the disabled list, and will be out for one month.

Here's more on his injury.

I've been saying this for some time now, and very few people seem to notice. These idiotic "celebrations" after a home team wins an ordinary game in the ninth inning or extra innings are getting really out of hand, and I knew it was a matter of time before someone suffered an injury because of it. It wasn't what I thought it might be, in one of those "pileups" in the middle of the field, as teammates batter the hero with fists and more. But Dempster's injury was totally unnecessary.

And I guarantee you, it won't be the last one because of all the excessive celebrating going on.

Save it for your pennant or World Series win, guys.


Anonymous said...

you are right just freaking hug each other those pile ons are a tragedy waiting to happen and p;ease enough with the pointing to the sky with both hands move.You know me I believe in God but that pointing to the sky thing is so ridiculous I mean just clap your hands and route for your teammate coming up to bat enough with this showmanship crap, pounding chest,one hand sky point you reached a base guess what you just did YOUR JOB!!!

The Omnipotent Q said...

I have no problem with some celebrating, but it's really gotten over the top. Take a look at the way it was celebrated 15 years ago. Now, the "walkoff" hero has to "run the gauntlet" in not getting hurt.

I also have no problem with guys pointing to the sky, as it hurts no one, and it doesn't show anybody up.