We really aren’t trying to beat this weird injury thing into the ground — honestly. For some reason the theme just keeps coming up. It’s like an epidemic in the MLB this year that is wiping a solid chunk of the league. Playoff rosters should expand to 42 players instead of 40 to leave room for the bizarre injury bug.
Although you may not consider the incident Matt Holliday had last night to be an actual injury, it was arguably the strangest thing that’s ever forced a baseball player from a game. If you thought Rafael Furcal’s tripping incident, Chris Narveson’s scissor mishap, or Chris Davis’ bedtime bruising were strange, get a load of what happened to Holliday during Monday night’s game against the Dodgers.
The Cardinals outfielder had to be removed from the game in the eighth inning after a moth flew into his right ear and became lodged in the canal. Holliday rushed off the field pulling at his ear and appeared to be in pain. The creepiest part about the whole thing is the moth was still alive inside his ear. Here is a video of the incident:
The Cardinals trainers brought Holliday into a dark room hoping that the moth would fly toward the light and out of his ear. No, this is not a joke. When that didn’t work, the trainers used tweezers to reach inside his ear and pull the moth out. It was still alive. Naturally, Matt took the insect home for a souvenir. Your move, Rafael Nadal.