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Ray stung by Ray

May 26, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

Sean Rodriguez headshot.jpgThis is important. This means something:

Rays infielder Sean Rodriguez experienced the painful irony of being
stung by a stingray this week, the St. Petersburg Times reported on

Rodriguez had been playing with his 2-year-old daughter, Sofia, on the
beach near his Redington Beach rental condo on Monday morning and
decided to wade a couple of feet into the water. A few steps in, the
25-year-old saw something flash by and felt something graze his right

“I actually thought it was a catfish at first. That it grazed me, I
didn’t think much of it,” Rodriguez recounted to the St. Pete Times.
“And then I got out of the water, and I was like, Whoa!'”

We’re lucky that a similar cosmic coincidence didn’t happen to Brandon Inge or Justin Verlander!

  1. Jick - May 26, 2010 at 2:54 PM

    Not to mention Adrian Gonzalez or David Eckstein.

  2. Richie - May 26, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Is the first line quoting UHF?

  3. Craig Calcaterra - May 26, 2010 at 3:17 PM

    I was thinking “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” when Richard Dreyfuss is making his mashed potato sculpture. I think UHF was riffing on that.

  4. KR - May 26, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    I was going to make a joke about being captured by pirates, but I can’t actually think of any players who play for Pittsburgh.

  5. Jimmy Marlins Fan - May 26, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    hey craig, wouldnt it be something to see the braves attacked by, actual braves?
    ps. nate robertson does not make me feel good about tonight

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