Steelers’ Mike Adams stabbed trying to stop car jacking

Mike Adams hospital

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Mike Adams was stabbed early Saturday while trying to stop a car jacking at his home.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette reports that three or four men tried to steal Adams’ truck from his South Side home. According to the lineman’s agent, Adams was stabbed by one of the assailants during a confrontation. He reportedly tried chasing the alleged thieves even while injured.

Adams had surgery for the stab wound. None of his vital organs were affected. He is expected to miss 6-8 weeks of football.

“We are aware of the situation regarding Mike Adams being stabbed earlier this morning,” Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert said, via the team’s website. “We are in direct communication with both Mike and his family. Mike is expected to make a full recovery.”

Adams tweeted about recovering from the incident:

He also tweeted the photo above, saying he was on the road to recovery.

Photo: Twitter/Mike Adams

MLB All-Star Game Snubs: National League

The fans really nailed the NL starters for the All-Star Game. I only had one complaint with the fan vote, so they must be commended for getting it right. All my other complaints are really nit-picking because the NL All-Star team was well selected. Manager Bruce Bochy was too much of a homer and included a few too many Giants pitchers, so that’s the only other issue I really have. Here are the NL All-Star team snubs (written as the player who should have made it over the one who did):

Aramis Ramirez over Placido Polanco, Chipper Jones at 3B

Fans got all the starters right except for Placido Polanco at third base. There was no real standout at the position this year but Ramirez is having the best year of all NL third basemen. He should have been the starter over Polanco and the backup over Chipper Jones. It should have gone Aramis and then either Chipper or Chase Headley as the backup.

Andrew McCutchen over Jay Bruce in OF

McCutchen misses out on his second straight All-Star game in favor of a Pirates reliever. He deserved to go last year over Evan Meek and deserves to go this year. Bruce had a major power surge in May that captured everyone’s attention but h’s cooled off since then. McCutchen, with his 12 home runs and 15 stolen bases, has been the better overall player.

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