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.