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Mom always said... Don't carry groceries in the house!

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  1. drapg

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    Why is it that athletes, with the most spectacular physiques and conditioning on the planet, seem to get hurt doing the most mundane activities?

    It's freakin' annoying! Especially when these players are on MY FANTASY TEAM!!! :mad:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/baseball/mlb/06/06/barmes.rockies.ap/index.html


    Barmes out three months
    Rockies rookie breaks collarbone in stairway accident

    DENVER (AP) -- Clint Barmes went out to the grocery store and came home with a spot on the disabled list.

    The Colorado Rockies' rookie sensation is expected to miss at least three months after breaking his left collarbone while carrying groceries up the stairs in his apartment building after a game Sunday night.

    Surgery is scheduled for Tuesday.

    "Obviously, accidents happen," said Barmes, a shortstop who is leading National League rookies in most offensive categories. "It's very unfortunate for this to happen the way it did."

    Barmes said he was returning home with a bag of groceries cradled in his left arm and a sweat shirt in his right hand. He got tired of waiting for the elevator and decided to take the stairs to his fourth-floor apartment.

    "I figured, I'm an athlete, I can walk up the stairs, it's not that big a deal," Barmes said in an interview Monday, his left arm hanging in a sling. "Obviously, if I had to go back, I would have waited, or at least been a bit more careful going up."

    Barmes said when he felt himself slipping, he dropped the sweat shirt and tried to grab onto the railing. Next thing he knew, he had landed directly on his shoulder. Once in his apartment, he said it didn't feel too bad, but he moved it around, felt some cracking and knew something was wrong.

    "It hit hard enough, I guess," he said. "It hit hard enough to make it hurt for about three months."

    Barmes hovered around .400 and led the major leagues in batting average for about the first six weeks of the season. After a mild slump, he was still leading NL rookies in hitting (.329), runs (40), hits (74), doubles (16), home runs (8) and RBIs (34) heading into Monday's game.

    He was definite rookie-of-the-year material, but now those hopes are gone due to what he called "the craziest thing that's happened to me, by far."

    "I was stunned," teammate Brad Hawpe said. "Those are the freakiest of injuries. Clint is the kind of guy you expect to be in the lineup every day. Someone like that doesn't want to sit down."

    Barmes' slip and fall adds to a long list of freak injuries sustained by baseball players over the years.

    Some of the more memorable included:

    --Sammy Sosa spraining a ligament in his back after sneezing last season.

    --John Vander Wal tearing cartilage in his knee while shoveling snow soon after signing with the Reds last year.

    --Marty Cordova of the Orioles burning his face in a tanning salon in 2002.

    --Toronto's Glenallen Hill, in one of the strangest of them all, sustaining cuts and scrapes on his feet, knees and arm during a violent nightmare about spiders. Hill popped out of bed, bumped into a wall and scrambled up a staircase -- all without waking up.

    In Denver, Barmes will take a place aside former Broncos quarterback Brian Griese who, in a five-month span in 2002, sprained his ankle tripping over his dog and was knocked unconscious after tripping on a driveway at Terrell Davis' house.

    "This is going to be hard sitting there watching when I know I could be out there helping the team," Barmes said. "I'm as disappointed as anyone else could be, if not a lot more."

    The injury is devastating news for the Rockies, who entered Monday night's game against the Chicago White Sox on a four-game winning streak -- their longest of the season -- but also with the NL's worst record (19-36).

    Barmes was the most promising rookie on a roster filled with young players and few dependable veterans outside of Todd Helton. Now, Barmes joins second-year second baseman Aaron Miles (rib cage) on the disabled list.

    His wasn't the only unusual news on a most unusual day in the Colorado clubhouse.

    Manager Clint Hurdle wasn't at the ballpark because his 2-year-old daughter, Madison, was readmitted to the hospital. Madison was in the hospital last month with seizures, forcing Hurdle to skip part of a road trip. Bench coach Jamie Quirk took Hurdle's place.

    Also, the Rockies lost catcher Todd Greene, who injured his hamstring rounding third base Sunday against the Reds.

    Greene was placed on the 15-day disabled list and was replaced by Class AAA catcher Danny Ardoin.

    Barmes, meanwhile, was placed on the 60-day disabled list and his spot on the roster was taken by infielder Tim Olson, also from Class AAA Colorado Springs.

    "We'll move on," Quirk said. "That's what minor league systems are for. We're not worried about that part of the Rockies right now. We hope he gets well."
     
  2. m_cable

    m_cable Contributing Member

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    Maybe there's a similar percentage of people in the general population that get injured doing something normal, but they just don't get articles written about them.
     
  3. francis 4 prez

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    how could they not mention moises alou. freakin' blows his knee out on a treadmill then reinjures it (or did he just injure something else?) riding a damn bike. but i guess glenallen would have to take the cake for weird cause of injury.
     
  4. Agent86

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    No your not an athlete, your a baseball player.
     
  5. superden

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    hahaha, ouch.
     
  6. moestavern19

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    looks like he hit the dreaded rookie wall.
     
  7. RunninRaven

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    What cracks me up about these injuries is that, were it to happen to your average male, they would make up some tough guy story about riding a motorcycle or concoct some weird football injury. These athletes have to go the OPPOSITE direction. If they get injured doing something stupidly dangerous like racing motorcycles, they have to come up with something lame like falling off their truck while washing it. I just find that hilarious that so many athletes have no trouble immasculating themselves to save dollars (albeit millions of them).
     
  8. swilkins

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    This was just too funny. :D

    What I would have done to witness that.:D :D
     
  9. PieEatinFattie

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    I wonder if this falls under the "Dangerous Activities" section of his contract. What was he thinking, carrying his own groceries up a flight of stairs after a game. He should have known that he would of been exhausted after 4 grueling plays in the field and 5 at bats. Where was his personal assistant!? I think he should pay back at least a third of his signing bonus for this season.
     
  10. Smokey

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    Why is a major leaguer buying groceries?

    That is what a chef is for.
     
  11. DanHiggsBeard

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    A lot of these guys pull a Jeff Kent and lie about how they got hurt in order to not void their contract.
     
  12. Toast

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    He's a rookie.
     
  13. PieEatinFattie

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    Well maybe we can take it easy on the guy. He is ONLY making $317,000 this year.
     
  14. alexcapone

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    They forgot to mention Lance Berkman who tore his acl playing flag football w/his family. Oh yeah and that one kicker who tore some cartilage in his leg during a celebration dance after a victory winning kick. I saw the video of that one it was hilarious.
     
  15. chow_yun_fat

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    ^ I was going to mention that.
     
  16. Phillyrocket

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    Mine too!!!!!:mad:
     

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