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Fightin' Bulldog 1, Kyle Farnsworth 0

Jun 16, 2009, 10:35 PM EDT

I’ve got good news and bad news for Royals fans.

First the good news: Reliever Kyle Farnsworth had his finger bandaged on Tuesday after being bitten by his bulldog.

The bad news? The wound was on his non-pitching hand.

Rim shot!

The pitcher all (insert whatever team he’s pitched for) love to hate
received four stitches from the bite. He was trying to break up a fight
between two of his bulldogs on Tuesday morning.

(Royals manager Trey) Hillman said Farnsworth should not miss any time with the injury.

“I’m planning on him wrapping it up and having him available,” Hillman said.

But as easy as it is to poke fun at Farnsworth, you have to appreciate his smarts. As Crash Davis might say:
“When you’re breaking up a fight between two bulldogs, you don’t use
your pitching hand. God, I can’t keep giving you these free lessons.”

Also, he’ll always have this great moment, which is perhaps the best takedown by a pitcher in a brawl EVER. (With apologies to Nolan Ryan).

Hmmm. Maybe he took up the wrong sport?

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