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Jhonny Peralta scratched from Tigers lineup after allergic reaction to soup

Spring training can be a humorous time when it comes to bizarre injuries across baseball, but there is nothing funny about an allergic reaction. In terms of timing, I’m sure the Detroit Tigers are relieved that Jhonny Peralta realized he is allergic to clam chowder on March 11 rather than in October.

According to MLB.com’s Jason Beck, Peralta had to be scratched from the Tigers’ lineup on Monday after mistakenly sampling some chowder.

Jhonny-Peralta-TigersNaturally, most of the feedback on Twitter and elsewhere has centered around the issue of Peralta eating a bowl of soup without knowing what was in it. Since I have no food allergies, I’d have no problem diving right into a hot bowl of goodness and seeing what it’s all about. But if you’re allergic to shellfish or anything like that, it’s probably a good idea to ask before eating something that has a bunch of ingredients mashed into it.

Hey, it’s spring training. We’d love to tell you that Peralta is the first player to suffer a food-related injury this offseason, but he’s not the first nor the second. Sometimes that’s just the way it goes in the months of February and March.

H/T Hardball Talk

2011 MLB All-Star Game Snubs: American League

Compared to the National League All-Star team, the fans did a poor job voting on the American League team. Most of the reasonable complaints regarding snubs are from the AL team. We already gave you the All-Star Game snubs from the National League.

Here are the American League All-Star team snubs:

Jhonny Peralta over Derek Jeter at SS

This is a no-brainer. The fans vomited on themselves with this one, probably because a) Jeter is so popular and b) most of them don’t know who Peralta is. Asdrubal Cabrera made the team as the backup shortstop and he should be starting. Peralta should be the backup.

Paul Konerko over Michael Young as 1B/INF

Paul Konerko being left off the team is the biggest snub of MLB. He has a .954 OPS which is fourth-best in the entire AL. It’s a joke that he’s not on the team and it’s criminal that Ron Washington stuck him in the fan vote. Instead of carrying three catchers, Washington should have put Konerko on the team over either Martin or Wieters. At the least, he should be there over Young who is good but can’t mash the way Konerko can.

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Peralta Hits Inside-The-Park Home Run After Outfielder Crashes Through Wall

Here’s something you don’t see every day. An inside-the-park home run is rare in itself. An inside-the-park-home run that’s made possible after an outfielder crashes through the bullpen door is something I’ve never seen. When Detroit Tigers center fielder Ryan Raburn jumped to try to come down with a Jhonny Peralta fly ball on Sunday afternoon, that’s exactly what happened. Check out the Jhonny Peralta inside-the-park home run video:

According to Tater Tot Tracker, it took Peralta 16.74 seconds to round the bases.  You might ask yourself why I’m pointing that out.  That time is slower than five traditional home run trots last season, when we can assume the hitters were jogging.  In other words, Peralta can thank the bullpen door for his achievement.  Even Nyjer Morgan throwing a fit probably wouldn’t give Jhonny enough time to touch em all.

P.S. – How about the woman squawking in the background of the video?  What’s up with that?

Sources:
SPORTS by BROOKS Live
Peralta goes inside-the-park after Raburn falls through fence [Big League Stew]
Video Credit: Twitter user BChuck2