Does this qualify as irony? Our first baseman of the future is injured in the outfield while injury-prone Nomar Garciaparra has managed to avoid the DL.
Outfielder James Loney #7 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is driven off the field after colliding into the right field wall during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on June 17, 2007 at Dodger Stadiium in Los Angeles, California. (Yahoo! Sports)
From Dodger Thoughts:
Dodger outfielder James Loney lost his footing on the warning track chasing a long fly ball to right field in the eighth inning today, collided his right knee with the wall and crumpled at the base of it, not far from where Matt Kemp injured himself in April, sending a shiver through a crowd already dehydrated by the Angels' 8-3 lead over the Dodgers.
Gary Matthews, Jr. scored an inside-the-park home run on the play.
The training staff checked on the right knee of Loney, who was sitting up on the dirt looking not unlike a garage mechanic or a member of Our Gang. He smiled, but he was lifted onto a cart and did not leave the field under his own power.
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