Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Oh Moth-er


From "Matt Holliday gets moth stuck in ear" at ESPN.com:

This was a different sort of injury bug for Matt Holliday.

In a bizarre episode, a moth got stuck deep in Holliday's right ear, forcing the St. Louis Cardinals star to walk off the field while the Los Angeles Dodgers batted in the eighth inning Monday night.

With two outs, Holliday called time in left field and started toward the dugout holding his ear. Cardinals trainer Barry Weinberg met Holliday and tried to help.

"He had a moth fly into his ear, deep into his ear. I don't even know what happened to it," St. Louis manager Tony La Russa said moments after his team's 2-1 loss.

Team spokesman Brian Bartow said Holliday was taken into a dark room and trainers put a light by his ear, trying to lure the insect out. That didn't work, so they used a utensil to get the moth, which was still alive, out of Holliday's ear.

Holliday was not available for comment after the game but appeared to be OK, Bartow said. Corey Patterson replaced Holliday in the field.


Steve Sax said...

Holliday and the Dodgers, a match made in heaven

Kyle Baker said...

That is one bad luck son of a bitch.

QuadSevens said...

A moth in the ear sounds more painful than a baseball in the junk.

rbnlaw said...

The moth went for his nuts first as there seemed to be a light emanating from them. The moth changed course instantly once it saw light shining through Holliday's ear from the other side of his head.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

That's one way to get inside his head.

spank said...

Moth Holliday

Kyle Baker said...

Gran Moth Tarkin!