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Yu Darvish had a tight butt on Tuesday night

Aug 8, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

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And Evan Grant is on it:

Right-hander Yu Darivsh had some tightness in his gluteus maximus (buttocks) muscle during his start Tuesday, but remained in the game after a visit from Washington, pitching coach Mike Maddux and athletic trainer Kevin Harmon.

I sorta feel like this is something that has had to happen before except teams usually give it a vaguer description like “lower back tightness” or “slight hamstring tightness” or something. Which, while I suppose is more polite, is a bit misleading now that I think about it, so maybe the tight butt diagnosis is best.

In other news, how does one stretch a butt so as to prevent this?

  1. aceshigh11 - Aug 8, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    You are a dirty boy, Craig.

  2. buffal0sportsfan - Aug 8, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Cause we all know you need a big butt to succeed in the bigs.

    • indaburg - Aug 8, 2013 at 9:32 AM

      Sabathia would confirm that.

      • philliesblow - Aug 8, 2013 at 9:38 AM

        As would Sir Mix-a-lot

      • heyblueyoustink - Aug 8, 2013 at 10:10 AM

        “Cause Fonda don’t have a motor in the back of her Honda.”

      • indaburg - Aug 8, 2013 at 12:19 PM

        His anaconda don’t want none unless she’s got buns, hon.

      • cur68 - Aug 8, 2013 at 10:24 AM

        Its all those porn stars he messin’ with. This young man is unseemly.

    • toodrunktotastethischicken - Aug 8, 2013 at 10:41 AM

      Antonio Bastardo would agree.

  3. number42is1 - Aug 8, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    “In other news, how does one stretch a butt so as to prevent this?”

    Thought this was a family friendly site?

    • warpd - Aug 8, 2013 at 9:15 AM

      Are you new here?

  4. proudlycanadian - Aug 8, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    When did Mike Maddux become the Washington pitching coach?

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 8, 2013 at 9:42 AM

      A , can make a lot of difference in the meaning of a sentence.

    • artisan3m - Aug 8, 2013 at 11:58 AM

      Yeah, I thought the same thing ~ ~ ~ until I saw the comma which leads me to believe the writer was referring to Ron Washington. Either way, its still bad writing style.

  5. Francisco (FC) - Aug 8, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Yu Darvish had a tight butt on Tuesday night

    I know a certain Yu Darvish fan who claims he has a tight butt period. I’ll defer to her.

  6. indaburg - Aug 8, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    Just for journalistic purposes, is Yu still dating the porn star? This type of injury makes that relevant.

    • cur68 - Aug 8, 2013 at 10:47 AM

      Unseemly. Yu should be ashamed.

      • indaburg - Aug 8, 2013 at 12:36 PM

        He has nothing to be ashamed of, other than hurting a butt muscle. A fine athlete like him should have those gluteus maximus muscles in better conditioning. As a former personal trainer and a nurse, I may be of some assistance. The Rangers should call me.

  7. historiophiliac - Aug 8, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    I need more info and video. Did this public consultation involve an examination? Were three dudes standing there looking at Darvish’s butt and discussing it in front of the crowd? Did he point to where it hurt? Was there rubbing or icy hot involved? Did the group watch as he did a few butt-clenching exercises to loosen it up? We need to know these things.

    • heyblueyoustink - Aug 8, 2013 at 10:11 AM

      We?

      • historiophiliac - Aug 8, 2013 at 10:19 AM

        Don’t pretend you wouldn’t die laughing at a gif of Wash peering at Darvish’s butt as he did clenching exercises.

      • heyblueyoustink - Aug 8, 2013 at 10:28 AM

        Maybe if there was some poking and prodding on the mound. Maybe.

  8. mlblogsbig3bosox - Aug 8, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Ugh.. That must be tough.

  9. notsofast10 - Aug 8, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    My 24 year old daughter and her friend diagnosed this months ago!

  10. nbjays - Aug 8, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    This whole post falls under the heading of TMI. Just sayin’…

    Unless you are historiophiliac or Indaburg, of course.

  11. jimeejohnson - Aug 8, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Prunes will loosen that bad boy right up!

  12. dlhouse18 - Aug 8, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    You’d think that would be a good thing.

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