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Victor Martinez requires eight stitches after run-in with a bat rack

Apr 9, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

Detroit Tigers' Martinez runs bases after hitting a solo home run against the Texas Rangers in Game 3 in their MLB American League Championship Series baseball playoffs in Detroit

The Tigers may be Martinez-less for a day or two:

The culprit:


If I’m Martinez, my response is “yeah, well, you should see the bat rack.”

  1. dluxxx - Apr 9, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Sounds like an open and shut case of assault and bat(rack)ery…

  2. ditto65 - Apr 9, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Why do they sharpen their bat racks?

    • cur68 - Apr 9, 2013 at 11:36 AM

      Seriously. What’s that thing made of, old sardine cans?

    • historiophiliac - Apr 9, 2013 at 11:46 AM

      Sounds like something Chipper Jones put together in his garage.

  3. philliesblow - Apr 9, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Considering the use of Phil Coke as a closer, that bat rack may be the sharpest thing in the Tiger’s dugout.

    • historiophiliac - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:04 PM


      /throws popcorn

      • proudlycanadian - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:29 PM

        Martinez hasn’t been hitting well so far this season anyways.

      • historiophiliac - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:34 PM

        He’s just gotta get his groove back, PC.

      • proudlycanadian - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:39 PM

        Both Cabrerra and Martinez can wait a few days before they get their groove back.

      • historiophiliac - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:40 PM

        You hope? Well, you won’t have to worry about V-Mart today. But, you might want to worry about Fielder and that dreamboat Torii Hunter.

      • proudlycanadian - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:46 PM

        They can all go out and relax for a few days. I did take Cabrerra instead of Trout with the first pick in my fantasy league; however, it would be OK with me if he continued his power outage for a few more games.

      • historiophiliac - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:49 PM

        You should not have admitted that publicly, PC. The Trout fanboys will jump you for that.

      • philliesblow - Apr 9, 2013 at 1:23 PM

        Historio – Do you think Stella could help VMart with that groove issue?

      • historiophiliac - Apr 9, 2013 at 1:27 PM

        Well, Don Kelly sure as hell ain’t gonna do it.

  4. alang3131982 - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Anything to get Don Kelly into the line-up, eh?

    • historiophiliac - Apr 9, 2013 at 12:32 PM

      Brandon Inge must’ve passed those compromising photos of Leyland with DD’s cat to Kelly. There is no other explanation.

  5. dirtyharry1971 - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Buehrle goes tomorrow, tigers are hitting .292 with 9HR’s lifetime against him, should be a interesting game. Cant wait….

    • historiophiliac - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:51 PM

      I feel a little dirty having you on our side, harry…

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