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Sunday, May 04, 2008

Royals’ Bale diagnosed with broken hand after punching door

Body all achin’
And wracked with pain
Lift that Bale

Royals left-hander John Bale won’t be returning to active duty any time soon after breaking his pitching hand Friday night by punching a door at the team’s downtown hotel.

Bale apparently was frustrated by his slow recovery from a fatigued left shoulder. He returned early Sunday to Kansas City and is scheduled to undergo further examination Monday by club physicians.

“I’m not pleased, obviously,” manager Trey Hillman said before Sunday’s series finale against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. “Players have to think before they do things.

“They’ve got to think about how it’s going to affect the rest of their team, how it’s going to affect their ability to perform and how it’s going to affect the whole group. I’m hopeful that there’s something salvageable for him. We’ll just have to wait to see where it goes.”

Repoz Posted: May 04, 2008 at 05:17 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: May 04, 2008 at 05:41 PM (#2768438)
This is the first time in the history of mankind that punching something hasn't solved someone's problems.
   2. csi: bedford falls Posted: May 04, 2008 at 06:12 PM (#2768464)
My tired knee wasn't healing fast enough so I broke my toe kicking the dog. How does this affect the team? Well, the dog will now be doing the yard work.
   3. Don Guillote (The Cheat) Posted: May 04, 2008 at 06:41 PM (#2768485)
Good job, meat.
   4. Francoeur Sans Gages (AlouGoodbye) Posted: May 04, 2008 at 06:50 PM (#2768487)
I imagine David Glass as a Burnsian figure in all this. "How dare you destroy my valuable door! And spill my priceless acid!"
   5. Brandon in MO (Yunitility Infielder) Posted: May 04, 2008 at 07:36 PM (#2768524)
At least he didn't punch an electrical fan.
   6. JRVJ (formerly Delta Socrates) Posted: May 04, 2008 at 08:15 PM (#2768566)
It's great to see that the spirit of Kevin Brown still lives in MLB!!!
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 04, 2008 at 09:24 PM (#2768698)
It was the only hit the Royals had all weekend.
   8. AJMcCringleberry Posted: May 04, 2008 at 09:36 PM (#2768705)
His ERA is 7.63 this year, maybe he thought he'd help the team more by not pitching.
   9. mashimaro Posted: May 05, 2008 at 08:29 AM (#2769066)
I'm sure hope it was a "door" and not some poor girl's skull. That's all I can assume from MLB players now outside of Roy "I always make time for sick kids no matter what" Halladay. People look back and dismiss all past players with, "Well, Ty Cobb was a sociopath, so players were bad back then, too." I think poor upbringings and syncophants make these athletes lose their perspective. It is pretty much just as bad in northeast Asia with the players being so revered. I remember a comment explaining how players have almost always been the very best growing up- pretty much until they reach the Show. Hence, they grow up thinking they are better than everyone else. I hope they remember that the game humbles us all one day.
   10. Martin Hemner Posted: May 05, 2008 at 11:12 AM (#2769068)
My ignorance of the major league salary structure makes me wonder whether Bale saw the writing on the wall (or door) that he would be sent down. Magically, after punching the door, he can stay on the DL at a major league salary for a couple more weeks. I assume he'll be fined, but can the Royals refuse to pay him for a self-inflicted injury?
   11. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: May 05, 2008 at 12:30 PM (#2769088)
"This is the first time in the history of mankind that punching something hasn't solved someone's problems."

I dunno, it seems to have fixed the Royals' problem of having Bale in the bullpen.

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