illustration by Samara Pearlstein
Commenter rob notified me of this, and I immediately knew that it had to be its own post, if only as an excuse for the Terrible Cartoon up above. Credit where credit is due: the Detroit News had a fantastic title for this story, although I guess it’s basically impossible to have a BAD title, since all you have to do is explain what happened and it’s automatically awesome.
Holy Paws, I love it. THIS IS WHAT SPRING TRAINING IS ALL ABOUT, PEOPLE.
The actual story is exactly what you think it is. Leyland and Lamont were out golfing, Lamont managed to drive the golf cart over Leyland’s foot, breaking his little toe. Leyland wasn’t even going to tell anyone, because he is stoic and glorious; also he likes Gene Lamont and was willing to spare his life. You can’t do much for a broken little toe anyways, it’s like breaking your pinky finger. I guess you maybe tape it up if it feels excruciatingly bad, otherwise you ice it and let it be and hope it heals.
I do wonder how this will affect Leyland’s propensity for wearing spikes.
One more thing you need to see: This photo right here. The St. Bernard is named Wallace and belongs to bullpen catcher Scott Pickens. The wee bulldog is named Pansona and belongs to Armando Galarraga. Apparently Pansona means fat girl and is occasionally derogatory. So, uh… yeah. Just putting that out there.