saemick wrote:StlSluggers wrote:Ender wrote:It would be really dumb for them not to do this given how many pitchers get hurt hitting/running the bases every year.
Pitchers get hurt fielding and playing Guitar Hero, too.
Also, when did we start to feel the need to treat pitchers like fragile children?? last time I checked they were still athletes, right? Obviously, I have an NL-bias here, but having a DH basically takes away a lot of the strategy & intricacies of the game.
Pitchers are fragile.
Rangers pitcher Greg Harris once "strained his elbow" while "flicking sunflower seeds."
Matt Mantei needed four stitches in his right thumb after cutting it while opening a can of dog food just before Spring Training 2002. Mantei was *already on rehab*
Braves pitcher John Smoltz burned his chest trying to steam iron a shirt HE WAS WEARING AT THE TIME.
Rick Honeycutt suffered a large scratch across the forehead when he, after being ejected for scuffing the ball with a tack taped to his finger, wiped his brow in frustration.
Ricky Bones once hurt his lower back getting out of a chair while watching TV in the clubhouse.
Matt Anderson, Tigers' relief pitcher, once tore a muscle in his shoulder after participating in an octopus-throwing contest.
Pittsburgh pitcher Oliver Perez broke his toe kicking a laundry cart.
Chicago reliever Mike Remlinger (2005) injured his finger when he got it caught in a clubhouse recliner.
In 2005, Minnesota's Terry Mulholland rolled over in a hotel bed and had his eye poked "by an unruly pillow feather."