With the way things are going, they may have to consider outlawing high-fives in the MLB. Hearing about absurd injuries that baseball players suffer is nothing new, but I doubt there has ever been another time where two players were injured while giving a high-five in just over a one-week span. According to the Washington Post, the latest victim is Mark DeRosa, who aggravated an injury while high-fiving teammate Bryce Harper.
DeRosa was already nursing an oblique injury prior to Sunday’s game against the Phillies, and he tweaked it again giving Harper some enthusiastic praise after the rookie managed to steal home in the first inning.
“I don’t know if that set back the rehab or not,” Nationals manager Davey Johnson said. “But I said, ‘Why didn’t use your (right) hand?’ He said it was spur of the moment.”
If you remember, Brian McCann — who has a history of eye problems — was poked in the eye by Braves outfielder Michael Bourn when the two missed with a high-five after McCann belted a grand slam a little more than a week ago. Somebody get these guys a plastic bubble.
H/T Hardball Talk
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