Oh, Snap

femurIn one of the more freakish injuries to take place on Opening Day 2014, Angels hitting coach Don Baylor appeared to injure his right leg while catching a ceremonial first pitch from retiring Angel Vladimir Guerrero. Guerrero, who hit .319/.381/.546 in six seasons in Anaheim, had signed a one-day contract so he could retire in an Angels uniform. His farewell pitch was in the dirt, and as the 64-year-old Baylor — a career outfielder and designated hitter, not a catcher — scrambled to corral the ball, he somehow snapped a bone in his leg. An attempt to walk it off did not go well.  —sbnation

Dem bones dem bones.  Well, a few weeks on steroids and he’ll be back better than ever.

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7 Responses to Oh, Snap

  1. cap peterson says:

    Don was a great player. They even named a Texas university after him

  2. Sue Perfluous (not my real name) says:

    Turns out Baylor has had bone marrow cancer for over a decade. He’s been active in advocacy groups, raising money and awareness for research and prevention. In other words, this whole thing was probably a publicity stunt, but give him credit for his dedication.

    No, I’m not even close to serious.

    • Ted End says:

      What — not serious. In fact Don Baylor DOES have bone cancer, and it’s probably why he snapped his beamer.

      • Sue Perfluous (not my real name) says:

        Yes, Ted, I was serious about his bone cancer. No, Ted, I wasn’t serious about this being a publicity stunt. BTW, Ted, it’s a femur, not a beamer. And certainly, Ted, you’re a rather dull fellow.

  3. Lois Terms says:

    Gives “break a leg” whole new meaning.

  4. Mister E says:

    I’m just glad to see Don Baylor is still in major league baseball. He was a great competitor and personality, and I bet he has a lot to offer younger players as well as fans. Hope he gets back on his feet and in uniform soon.

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