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Cardinals-Dodgers game delayed by a moth flying into Matt Holliday’s ear

Aug 23, 2011, 8:20 AM EDT

Matt Holliday, Barry Weinberg

This is one of those deals where you don’t need much more than the headline. But let no man say we don’t cover it all here at HBT:

The game took an odd twist with two outs in the eighth when Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday walked off the field holding his right ear. A moth had gotten stuck in his ear, and a Cardinals trainer tried to assist Holliday as he walked to the dugout. Holliday was taken into a dark room and a light was put to his ear, trying to lure the moth out, Cardinals spokesman Brian Bartow said. When that didn’t work, an instrument was used to pry the live moth out of Holliday’s ear.

And because we live in a bold world in which technology makes anything possible and we are limited by only our imaginations, we get this: a Twitter account for the moth.

In other news: ick.


  1. Jonny 5 - Aug 23, 2011 at 8:22 AM


  2. paperlions - Aug 23, 2011 at 8:23 AM

    “I am on more of a Colby Rasmus reading level” OUCH! 😀

    • Chris Fiorentino - Aug 23, 2011 at 8:41 AM

      Just like his appendix account, it will last about a week and then slowly fade away…only @JWerthsBeard is like the energizer bunny…he keep going and going and going.

      • paperlions - Aug 23, 2011 at 9:00 AM

        Well done, Chris. Well done, indeed.

  3. bravesman1983 - Aug 23, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    The moths are all out to get Tony La Russa.

  4. mvp43 - Aug 23, 2011 at 9:16 AM

    I’m sure La Russa will file a complaint with the Commish and somehow find a way to blame the Brewers….

  5. halladaysbiceps - Aug 23, 2011 at 9:23 AM


  6. kiwicricket - Aug 23, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    “Holliday was taken into a dark room and a light was put to his ear, trying to lure the moth out”
    You can’t be serious(and don’t call me Shirley)

    Because that dastardly little moth was quite happy flying around inside Holliday’s head and refused to come out?

    Surprised the trainer didn’t try putting his lips on one ear and blow.

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