Sunday, April 27, 2014

Former Steroid User Ryan Braun Takes Bat To Teammate's Face

Is Ryan Braun still using steroids? Brewers SS Jean Segura must think there might be some 'roid rage still flowing in Braun, after getting slugged in the face by Braun's errant bat:

After starter Marco Estrada set the Cubs down in order in the top of the first inning and before Segura could even walk up the dugout steps for his first at-bat of the game, teammate and lightning rod for controversy Ryan Braun was warming up for his at-bat by standing at the top of those same steps. Braun’s warm-up routine involves swinging his bat wildly around his head and behind his body, and this is apparently something that Braun does all the time. But what he didn’t realize was that poor Segura hadn’t even made it out of the dugout yet.

While Braun was waving the bat behind his body, he whacked an unsuspecting Segura in the face. Segura immediately fell like a ton of bricks to the dugout floor and had to be picked up and assisted into the Brewers’ clubhouse. Roenicke had to quickly substitute Jeff Bianchi into the lineup for the wounded Segura, but it worked out well for the Brewers because Bianchi went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.

Segura emerged from the bat smash with a laceration on his face big enough to require a plastic surgeon’s help in repairing it, but he also did not exhibit any concussion symptoms nor were there any broken bones around his eye. While his face might be a bit swollen for the next couple of days, it also doesn’t look like Segura will have to be put on the disabled list because of the freak injury.

Braun also ended up departing the game early due to a chest muscle strain. Hmm.