Some Injuries Are Legit, Others Are ???

guillermo motaGuillermo Mota is on the DL due to an ingrown toenail.  While Aaron Boone, expected to be out for the season, heart surgery, is back playing ball.  Then there’s Adrian Beltre, on the shelf with a severely contused right testicle.  Suffering from depression is Scott Schoenweis, his wife was found dead in their apartment.

But those aren’t the strangest injuries in the history of our national pastime, here are a few, from Strange Injuries (Baseball World), click here to see the complete list.

In 1972 Jose Cardenal missed a game because crickets chirping in his hotel room kept him up all night.  Charlie Hough broke his pinky finger, shaking hands.  David Cone missed a start when his mother-in-law’s Jack Russell Terrier bit him.  Carlos Perez broke his nose in a car accident, while trying to pass the team bus.  My personal faves are Rickey Henderson missing time due to frostbite in August and Vince Coleman missing the 1985 World Series after getting rolled up in the tarp machine.

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