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Quote of the Day: You'll shoot your eye out!

Jun 2, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

I’m wondering how long it will be before a player suffers a detached
retina or is placed on the disabled list with temporary blindness after
getting smacked with a shaving-cream pie during a postgame TV

Steve Kelley of the Seattle Times, channeling your mother and wringing his hands over post-game celebrations that kill 1,615 baseball players Ever. Single. Year.

(link via IIATMS)

  1. GimmeSomeSteel - Jun 2, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    Someone was really stuck for an idea for a column.

  2. J Rose - Jun 2, 2010 at 2:53 PM

    The article is actually pretty good, condemning the ridiculous celebrations that follow every minor accomplishment in sports. I believe his tongue was firmly planted in cheek with the cream pie reference.

  3. joebrin - Jun 2, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    Pity the guy if its pie in the eye. I am more concerned with the many splintered bats and line drives flying in the stands at baseball fans. I have written local newspapers, ESPN, CBS Sports, NBC Sports advocating extended nets far and beyond first and third baselines protecting fans for just an ever existing problem.
    Two years ago a coach at Stevens Ball Park in North Little Rock was struck in the head while coaching in the first baseline. He died. Protected hardhats soon followed for all coaches in the baselines..both in minor and major league parks around the country.
    Broken bats…what of the injuries each year. I am 81 years of the not recall the ole timers breaking bats at the rate that we see now. Ted Williams, Stan the man,Mays, Ruth,
    all of the greats could go an entire season never breaking a bat.
    watch enough games and count the number of fans hit with timber
    flying as a slipped or splintered bat flying in the stands.

  4. Jean Shepherd - Jun 2, 2010 at 4:06 PM


  5. Joey B - Jun 2, 2010 at 4:06 PM

    “The article is actually pretty good, condemning the ridiculous celebrations that follow every minor accomplishment in sports.”
    Yup, it’s beyond getting a little played out. Seriously, does anyone look forward to getting a pie in the face, or doing the same to someone else? Does anyone find it cute or amusing or anything?

  6. philly jim - Jun 2, 2010 at 5:01 PM

    yes, im tired of the shaving cream bit..its already older than the Gatorade dumping…
    can’t see MLB putting up more netting..ever go to an NHL game only to have to look through the netting all game? annoying..
    however, i dont understand people who bring small children or babies and sit in those foul-ball target areas..i had a broken bat fly at me at head level at a minor league game a few years ago and i only saw it and ducked at the last second as i was following the ball, so i take that risk seriously…withi
    the main thing though is to pay attention to the game…which is why it bugs me so when the Phillie Phanatic stands on the dugout during the action as if to distract people so they wont see the ball coming…

  7. Rays fan - Jun 2, 2010 at 5:14 PM

    …or ban narrow handled/wide barreled bats…or use any product that prevents bat shattering.
    Definitely more important than shaving cream pies.

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