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Minnesota pitcher whose career was derailed by pot gets injured from drinking too much Pepsi

Hamburger did well enough to earn a minor league contract with the Twins. He was sent down to Venezuela to pitch on a winter ball team, only to have his offseason cut short thanks to another one of his vices.

That vice is Pepsi, to be specific. Overloaded with sugar, Hamburger ended up straining a muscle in his throwing arm.

His doctor “tested my arm out and found my lat was weak,” Hamburger told the Pioneer Press yesterday. “He tested my whole body and found I had too much sugar in my pancreas, and that was making my lat weak and creating the whole intense soreness for the arm.”

He needs relief from the medication, the qualified technician.

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Hamburger did well enough to earn a minor league contract with the Twins. He was sent down to Venezuela to pitch on a winter ball team, only to have his offseason cut short thanks to another one of his vices.

That vice is Pepsi, to be specific. Overloaded with sugar, Hamburger ended up straining a muscle in his throwing arm.

His doctor “tested my arm out and found my lat was weak,” Hamburger told the Pioneer Press yesterday. “He tested my whole body and found I had too much sugar in my pancreas, and that was making my lat weak and creating the whole intense soreness for the arm.”

He needs relief from the medication, the qualified technician.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 31, 2013 at 04:18 PM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: beverages, general, injuries, minnesota twins

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   1. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: October 31, 2013 at 06:01 PM (#4591510)
Should have stuck to brownies.
   2. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: October 31, 2013 at 06:04 PM (#4591517)
   3. Bote Man Posted: October 31, 2013 at 06:34 PM (#4591524)
What about the Twinkie?
   4. tfbg9 Posted: October 31, 2013 at 06:50 PM (#4591526)
Ironically, weed lowers blood sugar. Then you scarf a box of ho-ho's.
   5. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA (((JE))) Posted: October 31, 2013 at 06:52 PM (#4591527)
It looks like Hamburger could have used a helper.
   6. Rough Carrigan Posted: October 31, 2013 at 07:42 PM (#4591554)
So . . maybe this is why Denny McLain's arm fell apart after 1969? (Along with him getting fat for the same reason)
   7. Posada Posse Posted: October 31, 2013 at 07:48 PM (#4591560)
It must be tough having "Hamburger" as your last name. Surely he's been subject to lame hamburger puns over the years....
   8. depletion Posted: October 31, 2013 at 07:59 PM (#4591567)
Thanks, Fernigal. All I wanted was a Pepsi. Just ONE Pepsi. And she wouldn't give it to me!
   9. Publius Publicola Posted: October 31, 2013 at 08:34 PM (#4591585)
He should try coke next time. It's safer.
   10. The District Attorney Posted: October 31, 2013 at 08:56 PM (#4591603)
Sugar was quoted as saying, "I dreamed a Hamburger was eating me!"
   11. Cooper Nielson Posted: October 31, 2013 at 10:10 PM (#4591651)
It must be tough having "Hamburger" as your last name.

Yes, everything about this excerpt is awesome, but by far the best part for me is that the dude's name is "Hamburger."
   12. SY Ruined School Lunches! Posted: October 31, 2013 at 10:15 PM (#4591656)
Hey is it just me, is it just me, or is George Bush the worst president in the history of the United States, huh. Am I right?

Which makes it all the harder to understand why his son, George W, is the best president we've had in the United States.
   13. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 01, 2013 at 07:59 AM (#4591770)
He should try coke next time. It's safer.
Cheeseburger! Cheeseburger! No Coke. Pepsi.
   14. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: November 01, 2013 at 08:37 AM (#4591779)
How much Pepsi is too much? I'd answer with "any" but YMMV.
   15. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: November 01, 2013 at 09:10 AM (#4591790)
Won't you gentlemen have a Pepsi?

(couldn't find the Chase/Ackroyd clip)
   16. Jeltzandini Posted: November 01, 2013 at 09:47 AM (#4591823)
You want a Pepsi, pal, you're gonna pay for it.
   17. DL from MN Posted: November 01, 2013 at 10:17 AM (#4591853)
The article fails to mention whether he got fries with the Hamburger and the Pepsi.
   18. DL from MN Posted: November 01, 2013 at 10:18 AM (#4591855)
BTW - love the ST reference in #2

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