This seems to happen all the time in professional baseball, but we never tire of talking about it. Once again, an MLB player has managed to injure himself during a celebration. Wednesday night’s victim was Aubrey Huff, and he fell at the hands of Matt Cain’s perfect game.
According to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area’s Rael Enteen, Huff has an MRI scheduled for his knee and San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy has not ruled out a trip to the disabled list for his first baseman. As you can see from the animation above that SB Nation passed along, Huff took a tumble jumping over the dugout railing after the final out of the game.
With plays like this one over the course of the historic evening, it’s easy to understand why Huff was overflowing with excitement. Believe it or not — and I’m sure it’s easy to believe now given how many times this has happened — Huff’s injury is the second celebration injury in baseball this month. Just a couple of weeks ago, Mets reliever Ramon Hernandez injured his hamstring sprinting to the celebration pile after Johan Santana’s no hitter.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: somebody get these guys a plastic bubble.
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