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Joel Peralta suffers sandwich-related injury

Feb 13, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

no sandwiches

This is obviously the leader in the clubhouse for best injury of the year.

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Rays reliever Joel Peralta “hurt his neck getting out of the car when he stopped for sandwiches.”

I realize it’s only February 13, but that’s gonna be awfully tough to beat.

There is some good news, though. According to Topkin: “Peralta was still able to get the sandwiches … and said they were good. Shouldn’t miss much time.”

Phew.

UPDATE: Peralta was driving a Camaro, which makes the whole thing even better.

  1. number42is1 - Feb 13, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Man.. this guy is so rich and makes so much money he should be able to afford to hire someone to eat the sammich for him
    Said every commentor ever

  2. mspenn1013 - Feb 13, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    But did the Camaro have T tops?

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Feb 13, 2013 at 12:23 PM

      IROC Z28, or go home.

      • heyblueyoustink - Feb 13, 2013 at 12:47 PM

        I’ll take go home, on my Dyno, with chrome and pegs.

      • El Bravo - Feb 13, 2013 at 3:59 PM

        Fuckin’ A right.

  3. unclemosesgreen - Feb 13, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Not even sure this should be the clubhouse leader, still leaning towards Liriano. “Trying to startle kids on X-mas morning by whaling a door with non-pitching arm” is pretty damn unique.

    The Camaro is awesome though, and the overall injury scene here is still tremendous.

    • elpendejo59 - Feb 13, 2013 at 1:14 PM

      “non-pitching arm”

      Which one?

      • unclemosesgreen - Feb 13, 2013 at 2:44 PM

        He pitches with his left arm, and he broke his right arm. Maybe there’s something funny here that I’m missing.

      • binarymath - Feb 13, 2013 at 5:25 PM

        What are the odds on 2 Peralta articles in one day?

        As for freak injuries, I’ll go with the Roger Metzger table saw incident in 1979. Roger never came back, but the injury was immortalized when Billy Chapel (Kevin Costner) did the same thing in “For Love of the Game”

  4. chill1184 - Feb 13, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Oh athletes and their freak injuries……

  5. schlemealsschlimazel - Feb 13, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    In other news, the Yankees have signed Jared from Subway to an incentive-laden deal as a token of their appreciation…

    It’s a safe bet he’ll be able to reach those 200 innings though.

    Cashman is such a sucker.

    • fredverd - Feb 13, 2013 at 2:26 PM

      And they won’t even have to cut the mustard…

  6. kopy - Feb 13, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Pretty significant injury, but not as bad as when Gavrilo Princip stopped at a sandwich shop and started WWI.

  7. Francisco (FC) - Feb 13, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    Sandwich related injury eh? I wonder if we could possibly turn this into a dirty joke…

    • historiophiliac - Feb 13, 2013 at 1:24 PM

      Only if he asked for sausage and an extra pickle.

      • stlouis1baseball - Feb 13, 2013 at 6:02 PM

        Come on Philiac. It’s a perfectly natural occurrence.
        I mean…disliking Mike Moore of course.

    • mckludge - Feb 13, 2013 at 4:57 PM

      “Is that a foot long?”

      “And then some!”

  8. heyblueyoustink - Feb 13, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    At least no sandwich got harmed. That would have been the real tragedy.

  9. matthollinger - Feb 13, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    At first glance I read this as Joel Zumaya. That was a rich few seconds.

  10. albertmn - Feb 13, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Next time, use the drive thru or pay the $2 for delivery (depending on which option applies).

  11. yahmule - Feb 14, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    The late Chris Brown talked his way out of the lineup once because he claimed he injured his eyelid sleeping.

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