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Friday, September 11, 2020

‘Can’t make it up’: Wheeler injured by pants

Add Zack Wheeler to the long list of weird baseball injuries.

The Phillies right-hander hurt a fingernail on his pitching hand … while putting on pants.

“Can’t make this up,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi said of Wheeler’s injury.

Wheeler’s sore nail forced Philadelphia to push his scheduled start Saturday back at least two days, to Monday, at the earliest.

The 30-year-old is off to a great start in his debut season with the Phillies, who signed Wheeler to a five-year, $118 million deal as a free agent in the offseason. Wheeler is 4-0 with a 2.47 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 51 innings over eight starts.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 11, 2020 at 04:36 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: don't you hate pants, injuries, pants, zack wheeler

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   1. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: September 11, 2020 at 08:36 PM (#5975862)
doesn't he know that pissing on your hands makes your nails strong?
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 11, 2020 at 08:39 PM (#5975863)
The pants injury has already been done. Brandon Morrow, of course.
   3. Itchy Row Posted: September 11, 2020 at 08:45 PM (#5975874)
He’s right. The one you can make up is “Pantser injured by wheel.”
   4. gef, talking mongoose & suburban housewife Posted: September 11, 2020 at 09:20 PM (#5975892)
Paging Smitty*. Smitty*, please report to the thread.
   5. Captain Joe Bivens, Elderly Northeastern Jew Posted: September 12, 2020 at 08:12 AM (#5975985)
"Pants" and "pissing" in the first two posts. A nice start to the day.
   6. Smitty* Posted: September 12, 2020 at 08:33 AM (#5975986)
I knew something like this would happen, I knew it all along.
   7. Smitty* Posted: September 12, 2020 at 08:53 AM (#5975987)
Now who looks crazy, huh
   8. Smitty* Posted: September 12, 2020 at 08:54 AM (#5975988)
My biggest regret in life is not being the one who posted this article
   9. Smitty* Posted: September 12, 2020 at 08:54 AM (#5975989)
Oh, and don’t you hate pants
   10. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: September 12, 2020 at 10:14 AM (#5975992)
Was it the frank or was it the beans?
   11. The Honorable Ardo Posted: September 12, 2020 at 11:32 AM (#5976001)
Pants, like taxes, are part of the price for living in a civilized society.
   12. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: September 12, 2020 at 11:42 AM (#5976002)

Pants, like taxes, are part of the price for living in a civilized society.



Ironically, during the Roman Empire only barbarians wore pants. Civilized men wore the toga.
   13. gef, talking mongoose & suburban housewife Posted: September 12, 2020 at 12:17 PM (#5976004)

4. gef, talking mongoose & suburban housewife Posted: September 11, 2020 at 09:20 PM (#5975892)
Paging Smitty*. Smitty*, please report to the thread.



6. Smitty* Posted: September 12, 2020 at 08:33 AM (#5975986)
I knew something like this would happen, I knew it all along.


I have justified my existence. My work here is done.
   14. Smitty* Posted: September 12, 2020 at 02:48 PM (#5976021)
gef, I don’t use the word hero often, but you are the greatest American hero

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