Is it just me or do household appliances seem to get more dangerous by the day? Growing up, my parents always worried about the usual dangers my brother and I could face such as running with scissors, playing with matches, and using electronic devices. Now that we have entered the 21st century, it appears we need to monitor adults when they use such products as well. Well, maybe just baseball players.
As CBSSports.com’s Eye on Baseball blog shared with us, Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil was scratched from his Friday night start against the Yankees after he injured his hand. Simply put, Cecil could avoid a similar injury in the future by taking more caution when handling a blender. Cecil reportedly sliced his hand while cleaning the dangerous and complicated contraption.
Someone needs to explain to me how we have seen three starting pitchers miss time due to hand lacerations this season — one with a pair of scissors, one using a knife to separate hamburger patties, and another cleaning a blender. Did these grown men spend too much time throwing baseballs when they were younger and not enough learning basic safety? Thank goodness our man Danny Lee already looked into it so I don’t have to.