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Yoenis Cespedes’ night: One homer, lots of stomach trouble

May 14, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

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Yoenis Cespedes homered off right-hander Justin Grimm in the third inning of last night’s A’s-Rangers game, but then he ran into some trouble:

He was forced to exit the game against the Rangers because of an upset stomach. … Cespedes ran out to center field to warm up for the fifth inning but ran back to the dugout before the frame began.

I’m sure most human beings can relate to the agony involved in having an “upset stomach” in a public place, but I can’t even imagine that happening while you’re playing a sport in front of thousands of people in the crowd and on television.

And then doofus bloggers write about it the next day, too. Poor guy.

(The good news, however, is that Cespedes is now qualified to be a guest on Doug Mand’s podcast.)

UPDATE: OK, so I’m told Cespedes may have swallowed his chewing tobacco, which is a slightly different kind of “upset stomach” than I’d assumed. But still. Rough night.

  1. bayrich - May 14, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    He swallowed his chew he was spitting it up and coughing in the dugout dudes a beast tho!

  2. skids003 - May 14, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    He had the skids!!

    • heyblueyoustink - May 14, 2013 at 2:02 PM

      Shameless self promotion?

      Booooooooo! You Stink!

  3. jarathen - May 14, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    That’s why you don’t chew and hit the fair rides. You’ll just spew all over.

    • Alex K - May 14, 2013 at 1:05 PM

      That’s why you don’t chew and do anything. You’ll just spew all over.


      (And yes, I get the Sandlot reference)

  4. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 14, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    That wasn’t on his promo video.

  5. heyblueyoustink - May 14, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    I wonder if there’s a metric for this kind of thing.

  6. baseballicious - May 14, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Craig, unfortunately I know this…swallowing your chew will ultimately lead to the SAME kind of “upset stomach.” You give thanks for everything you learned at “potty training.”

    • baseballicious - May 16, 2013 at 10:46 AM

      Oops…very sorry, Aaron.

  7. pw38 - May 14, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    He should eat a banana and then chug down some seven up then try to get back on the field. He won’t even get past the dugout. Nasty combination that….

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