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Shane Victorino leaves Phillies-Red Sox game after outfield collision

Mar 21, 2011, 2:23 PM EDT

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With all of the injuries lately Phillies fans can be forgiven if they took to their fainting couches a few minutes ago when Shane Victorino collided with Raul Ibanez in the outfield during the Phillies-Red Sox game. Thankfully, however, everyone appears to be OK.

Victorino took what looked to be an Ibanez elbow just above his right eye and it opened up a cut that bled.  After a moment on the ground, however, Victorino popped up and jogged off the field and was seen smiling about it all a few moments later.

In other news, this is the time of the spring when everyone other than the Florida and Arizona chambers of commerce is dying for spring training to end and for everyone to head up to begin the regular season.  Almost all of the jobs are decided. Everyone who can be ready for Opening Day is just about ready. The only real thing left are the injuries.

  1. Utley's Hair - Mar 21, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    Just wait for the first time Rauuuuullll gets a walk-off hit, man!!! Beware the pie!!!!

  2. Jonny 5 - Mar 21, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    The Gods will not be pleased until every one of the Phillies that can’t pitch is on the DL it seems.

    • paperlions - Mar 21, 2011 at 3:53 PM

      I’m just assuming here that Lidge is on that list.

      • Jonny 5 - Mar 21, 2011 at 4:49 PM

        Ohhh, that was good. Very good. And No comment, let’s just say Lidge gives me gastric pains when he pitches.

  3. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 21, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    I’m telling ya, Phillies have a phearsome pitching staph, but I wonder iph they will have enouph ophense.

    • heyblueyoustink - Mar 21, 2011 at 2:44 PM

      Cute….I hear the Yanks are looking into reviving the ghost of Willie “the Duke” Mueller to fill out their rotation.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 21, 2011 at 5:21 PM

        Seems trendy, the Phils just signed the ghost of Luis Castillo to play second

      • Utley's Hair - Mar 21, 2011 at 6:05 PM

        The Phightins took on the ghost of Luis Castillo’s contract, too.

    • Ari Collins - Mar 21, 2011 at 2:47 PM

      There’s a staph infection going around the clubhouse?

    • pauleee - Mar 21, 2011 at 3:04 PM

      Not to worry, I hear hitting is also inphectious.

  4. heyblueyoustink - Mar 21, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Maybe they need some of Turk Wendell’s voodoo necklaces for protection, helping ward off the curse of releasing Matt Stairs years ago.

  5. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Mar 21, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    And Craig, you broke one of the cardinal rules of baseball journalism by failing to mention that Victorino is Hawaiian. Extra points if you amend the post and and include the word ‘flyin’ as well.

    • spudchukar - Mar 21, 2011 at 2:57 PM

      He was leied out though.

      • b7p19 - Mar 21, 2011 at 3:25 PM

        YES!

  6. Brian - Mar 21, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    man, that shane victorino sure is scrappy.

    • cur68 - Mar 21, 2011 at 10:23 PM

      I always considered him a natural athlete.

  7. Kevin S. - Mar 21, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Craig, the Phillies have no right to complain about injuries. Neither they nor any other team in baseball history suffered as much in the injury department as the ’09-’10 Mets.

    • macjacmccoy - Mar 21, 2011 at 3:03 PM

      Really did you see the Phillies last year they were injured just as much or more then any team.

      • Kevin S. - Mar 21, 2011 at 3:22 PM

        Yes, I did. I was snarking certain others who didn’t.

      • Ari Collins - Mar 21, 2011 at 4:14 PM

        I see that now, but I too read you as earnestly complaining about the Mets. Hard to read sarcasm on the internet, as always. Or, at least, easy to lazily miss it.

        That said, as I’ve argued before, the Phillies weren’t as injured as some have made them out to be. And not to pick on Phillies fans at ALL; every fan of every team thinks their team has been less healthy than average. Which, obviously, is impossible. Just as every fan of every team thinks that their fielders are better than people think, and if only people watched the team every day like they do, they’d realize that ____ isn’t that bad, and that their shortstop is secretly amazing.

    • xmatt0926x - Mar 21, 2011 at 8:03 PM

      I think it’s been well established by now that the injuries did not detract from the Mets chances to compete overall. I see all the stars they have too but they’ve just never played well enough together. You mention ’09-’10 injuries but forget to mention the collapse both years prior to that.

  8. macjacmccoy - Mar 21, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    Not worried did you see Doc with the bat? Every 5 days the Phillies are putting up 10.

    • spudchukar - Mar 21, 2011 at 3:09 PM

      The problem being they will put up a total of 10 the other 4 days.

      • Brian - Mar 21, 2011 at 3:13 PM

        eh who cares. they’ll only be giving up runs when heavy B pitches anyway.

  9. purnellmeagrejr - Mar 21, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    Guy looks like Yul Brynner in The King and I -

    • cur68 - Mar 21, 2011 at 10:34 PM

      Yul Brynner was scrappy.

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