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Jacoby Ellsbury scratched with a groin

May 31, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT

You can say that, right? That’s the relatively modern injury-naming convention? “out with a knee,” “day-to-day with a shoulder?”  Maybe “scratched” and “groin” too close together is a problem. Oh well, too late to change it now!

Anyway:

 

Gotta blame Erik Kratz here, don’t you? If the Phillies’ backup catcher had a better arm Ellsbury may have only attempted three or four steals last night. That fifth one, however, was a bridge too far.

God, Boston probably really hates you, Erik Kratz.

  1. yahmule - May 31, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Happy now, Mr Showoff?

  2. rocketsteadman - May 31, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    I read the title of this article waaay to fast…

    • junglerat524 - May 31, 2013 at 10:38 PM

      Me too. I scratch my groin as much as I can.

  3. jcmeyer10 - May 31, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Man this kid is brittle. The Groin Scratch is a pretty routine baseball play.

  4. pesky99 - May 31, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Oh well, here we go again.
    He has to be made of glass or something- always hurt.
    I remember watching him in triple-a, he was a much tougher kid then.
    I wish the Sox could get a hold of more players like Pedroia, tough and scrappy!

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 31, 2013 at 4:56 PM

      They should hire Kirk Gibson as a scout.

      • pesky99 - May 31, 2013 at 5:14 PM

        That’s a good one, he may already be doing that.

  5. Jack Marshall - May 31, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Great. Knowing Ellsbury, that’s probably half the season gone. It will be justice if Jackie Bradley Jr. turns him into Wally Pipp.

  6. proudlycanadian - May 31, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    That headline was a groiner. Correction: It was a groaner. I need a Funk and Wagnalls.

  7. scatterbrian - May 31, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    That must have been one sharp groin.

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