Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Oh, My. No More Pie.

And we're not talking about Felix, the Chicago Cub pariah. No, this time it's Chris Coghlan of the Marlins who suffered an injury during a post-game celebration; Coghlan was injured giving a pie to the face of teammate Wes Helms:

SAN FRANCISCO -- Chris Coghlan is the latest player to become seriously injured while celebrating.

The Florida Marlins left fielder is headed for the disabled list with a torn meniscus in his left knee and could need surgery.

The reigning NL Rookie of the Year's injury was revealed in an MRI Monday. He was hurt while delivering a pie in the face to teammate Wes Helms following the pinch-hitter's bases-loaded single in the 11th inning of a 5-4 win over Atlanta on Sunday. There will be no more such celebratory antics by Florida, manager Edwin Rodriguez said.

"It's very humbling when the game is taken away and you don't realize it because you play every day," Coghlan said. "If you ever get injured you want to do it while you're out there competing, not when you're celebrating. Emotions get the best of you, you're excited. There's nothing wrong with that but be a little smarter when you're celebrating a win."

If Coghlan needs surgery, he said he would likely be sidelined six to eight weeks. Coghlan was batting .268 with five home runs and 28 RBIs.

He was replaced in the lineup for Monday night's 4-3 win at San Francisco by Emilio Bonifacio. The Marlins planned to call up outfielder Logan Morrison from Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday. [...]

This is a big blow for the surging Marlins, who with a 4-3 win at San Francisco on Monday night moved over .500 for the first time since June 3. Florida has won eight of 10.

"It's tough to swallow," Marlins pitcher Ricky Nolasco said. "He's a very important part of this team. All we can do is hope for a speedy recovery. It's just unfortunate something like that happens after your spirits are so high. It's an unfortunate freak accident that happens."

At least the Marlins beat the Giants with that victory. Too bad for Coghland, who pulled a Kendry Morales move right in the thick of an upswing.

For those of you without kids, here's the headline reference.

10 comments:

MR. F said...

We'll always have schadenfreude.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Thank goodness. I was so worried about Felix for a moment.

Jason said...

Score this one: point for cake.

Mr. Customer said...

So, we've had DL stints for victory celebrations, pies to the face, and especially violent sneezes. Any bets on when the first "Hot Foot" injury will occur, and to whom?

Dusty Baker said...

Where's his jesus now?

Josh S. said...

@Mr. C: My money's on someone painting a tunnel on an outfield wall, only to get run over by a train from said tunnel.

Mr. Customer said...

@Josh S.

I'm hoping for Shane Victorino on that one.

Dusty Baker said...

Someone needs to come down with trench mouth.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

When will someone go on the DL because he burnt his foot on a George Foreman grill?

Josh S. said...

Someone's bound to end up on the DL from the squirt-back of an overheated Hot Pocket.