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Chris Coghlan pulls a Kendry Morales: may miss 8 weeks for a celebration injury

Jul 27, 2010, 8:50 AM EDT

The Marlins announced that Chris Coghlan may miss 6-8 weeks with a torn meniscus. The funny part: he did it while attempting to smash a shaving-cream pie in the face of Wes Helms following Helms’ walkoff single on Sunday.

This is a monumentally stupid way to get injured of course — even dumber than Kendry Morales’ injury if you ask me, because at least Morales’ celebration wasn’t contrived b.s. like the pie thing is — but it’s not without its upside.

For starters, it may make teams finally stop doing the pie in the face thing after walkoff wins. Which, like so many things in life, was kind of fun when people started doing it, but quickly grew tiresome and cliched. Fat guys playing beer league softball are doing it now. Time to move on to something else, major leaguers.

For another thing, Coghlan going on the DL means that the Marlins are going to call up Logan Morrison.  Morrison — who was drafted as a first baseman but has been playing outfield — is a nice prospect, currently hitting .306/.424/.485 in 67 games in New Orleans, and having him up is pretty cool for the fans.

But at the end of the day this is a big negative for the Feesh, even beyond it being a stupid, avoidable injury.  The Marlins have been surging lately, and are starting to get into the wild card conversation, so any loss like this is a problem. Moreover, Florida has been shopping Jorge Cantu, and the hope was that if they moved him, Coghlan could move over to third.  Now that’s all out the window.

But hey, Wes Helms got pie, and he probably liked that.

  1. BC - Jul 27, 2010 at 9:03 AM

    Shades of Bill Grammatica…..

  2. BC - Jul 27, 2010 at 9:04 AM

    Craig – I agree the pie thing is getting old. What about hosing the guy with Silly String? Do they still make that stuff?

  3. Howell - Jul 27, 2010 at 9:12 AM

    Yeah…avoid the silly string. Google Silly String + Fire and see the results. Truly amazing.

  4. BC - Jul 27, 2010 at 9:22 AM

    OK, well how about just beering the guy then (assuming its not an under-21 rookie)…

  5. hnirobert - Jul 27, 2010 at 9:26 AM

    how about we celebrate with sparklers? yay

  6. Nic Geerz - Jul 27, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    typical marlins move…. anyone want to take bets on the over/under of patrons named jose at a typical 530 fan game at sunlife stadium??

  7. Old Gator - Jul 27, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    >groankids are watching this, and in a midterm election the spectacle of little ones tearing up their arms throwing pies at each other might, just might, bring the crisis to public attention so that even someone as dense and stupid as Bud Light might feel the imperative.
    But I won’t hold my breath.

  8. Utley's hair - Jul 27, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    So these racially incendiary comments seem to be your M.O. Is that accurate? Xenophobe.
    This is a SPORTS blog, not your typical right-wing hatemonger site. Leave that crap at the door.

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