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Ryan Sweeney’s door punching may cost him the season

Jul 31, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

Ryan Sweeney AP

Not only did Ryan Sweeney injuring his hand while punching a door last night rule out the Red Sox trading him, it may have cost the outfielder the remainder of the season.

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that Sweeney is expected to miss eight weeks with a broken left hand, which would mean at most a late-September return.

Sweeney took to Twitter to apologize, saying:

Ryan Kalish is expected to be called up to replace Sweeney, who hit .260 with zero homers and a .675 OPS in 63 games after coming over from the A’s in the Andrew Bailey/Josh Reddick deal.

And just to update the lifetime standings, doors remain undefeated against players. Walls too.

  1. headbanger33 - Jul 31, 2012 at 1:51 PM


  2. pjmitch - Jul 31, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    What an idiot…..

  3. sheriffpeyton18 - Jul 31, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Could have been traded to a contender but rather stay a loser with the BoSucks!!

    • brokea$$lovesmesomeme - Jul 31, 2012 at 2:04 PM

      BoSucks…that is awesome, can I use it?

  4. qacm - Jul 31, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    “It was not an intentional action,” said Sweeney. “I’m just standing there, minding my own business, and this stupid door suddenly rams itself into my fist. Intentionally.”

  5. proudlycanadian - Jul 31, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    I thought that there was bad chemistry in the Red Sox clubhouse, yet here we have a player who took unusual means to make sure that he was not be traded.

  6. willclarkgameface - Jul 31, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    DIckhead of the Year was supposed to go to either Josh Beckett or Kelly Shoppach, but this, in the 11th hour, beat out both of those dopes hands down.

  7. lew24 - Jul 31, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Thanks to Ramirez, cooling fans are also undefeated!

    • number42is1 - Jul 31, 2012 at 2:23 PM

      Coolers on the other hand are the lone man out… so sad 😦

  8. papalurchdxb - Jul 31, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Any confirmation that he won’t be paid during the 8 week lay-off? Asshattery of this level should be punished somehow.

  9. butchhuskey - Jul 31, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    It was not intentional – he “accidentally” punched the door

  10. hockeyflow33 - Jul 31, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    another reason to despise the majority of this team

    • hammyofdoom - Jul 31, 2012 at 3:38 PM

      Cause alpha males dont punch crap all the time? Dont make it sound like this is a Sox only problem bud

      • hockeyflow33 - Jul 31, 2012 at 4:58 PM

        No, idiots do.

        I don’t ever remember despising a team like I do with this one. The entire team, from management down to clubhouse attendants need to be changed. There’s like 3 or 4 guys worth keeping on this team

  11. tfbuckfutter - Jul 31, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Too bad he didn’t do it before the season so the Sox didn’t go into the year with a #4 outfielder penciled in as a starter.

    He sucks anyway.

  12. Francisco (FC) - Jul 31, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    You know considering these types of incidents are rather frequent, why don’t clubhouses have a handy Bozo the clown bop bag nearby so players can take out their frustration on it? it doesn’t have to be a clown, it can be customized too.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jul 31, 2012 at 2:23 PM

      Because it would hurt Bobby Valentine’s feelings when half the clubhouse dressed it up like him.

  13. number42is1 - Jul 31, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    I just want to point out that I i were to come into work tomorrow with a broken hand and unable to work for 8 weeks cause i punched a FUC*ING door… i would be shitcanned on the spot… and rightfully so.

    • hammyofdoom - Jul 31, 2012 at 3:37 PM

      Even in high school if you came in with a broken hand cause you punched something stupidly you’d at least be mocked relentlessly for it

  14. eshine76 - Jul 31, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    What is it with these clowns punching doors, walls, fans, fire extinguisher boxes, etc? I understand that you get a little emotional, but there have been enough instances recently where guys should think “hey, maybe I shouldn’t punch this.” Let’s get back to the good old days of beating the crap out of a water cooler with a bat.

  15. tfbuckfutter - Jul 31, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    What was he even frustrated about?

    Going 0-4?

    I’d think he’d be used to that.

  16. hammyofdoom - Jul 31, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Seriously, this pisses me off pretty hard being a Red Sox fan. It’d been a forgone conclusion that once Ross started belting homers the way he has and Ellsbury and Crawford were up that he’d be traded for something. With him, Cook, Shoppach, the Sox had/have some surplus veterans that might not be able to fetch them anything HUGE, but it can get them something. Now they just have one less piece to work with because in a game that the sox were WINNING he punched a goddamn door. Nice, thanks a lot pal.

    • Joe - Jul 31, 2012 at 4:13 PM

      What’s the market for corner OFs who don’t get on base and have no power? If Cherington can’t get more than nothing for good players like Youkilis and Lowrie, what were your expectations of a Sweeny trade?

      Not being able to trade Sweeny is a non-event for this team. Maybe Kalish can come up and stake a claim to play RF next season.

      • tfbuckfutter - Jul 31, 2012 at 4:24 PM

        There is always at least one team willing to take weak hitting corner outfielders that shouldn’t even be in the major leagues.

        Unfortunately, that one team is usually the Red Sox.

      • simonfoster231171 - Jul 31, 2012 at 11:11 PM

        He musta REALLY not wanted to go to the Giants. We don’t have enough no-hit bad glove OFs, so we traded the one OF who has a decent arm in order to get a no-glove OF who hits with about the same average.

  17. seannyz89 - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Love how this trade has worked out. Reddick has made the A’s contenders while what the A’s gave up has spent just about all season on the DL. The only reason the Sox have won anything is because they have been able to throw money at players just like the Yankees have. Props to Beane and the A’s for developing young talent!! It just sucks that they end up in NY or Boston!

    • tfbuckfutter - Jul 31, 2012 at 8:05 PM

      To be fair, when the Sox won in 2007, they had Varitek, Youkilis, Pedroia, and Papelbon all playing prominent roles, not to mention Ortiz, Lowell and Beckett, guys no one else wanted to touch before they came to Boston because of injuries….and the players they “threw money at” like Manny Ramirez, Julio Lugo and JD Drew combined for 39 HRs.

      Oh….and all that aside….regardless of philosophy the Oakland A’s haven’t won a damn thing since people still had misguided respect for Jose Canseco.

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