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Carlos Gonzalez left Wednesday’s game after swallowing his dip

Apr 3, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT

Carlos Gonzalez AP

The official word from the Rockies last night was that Carlos Gonzalez exited as a precaution due to dizziness. However,’s Thomas Harding revealed today the┬ácontributing factor to the reported dizziness and dehydration: Gonzalez swallowed a big wad of dip.

“I talked to him last night after the game and he assured me he was fine and was going to be all right, so it’s a nice name to write in a lineup,” manager Walt Weiss said prior to Thursday’s game. “He might’ve swallowed some dip or something. He landed hard, knocked the wind out of himself, swallowed some dip, dehydration, all those things were factors.”

Fortunately, the Rockies held on to beat the Marlins 6-5 last night. If they had lost after one of their two best players left for such a silly reason, Gonzalez might have taken some heat.

The left fielder was back in Thursday’s lineup.

  1. rhannah78 - Apr 3, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    All I can say is Ewww!

  2. gothapotamus90210 - Apr 3, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    He was either puking or sh-tting his brains out afterwards, hence the dehydration.

    • asimonetti88 - Apr 3, 2014 at 5:07 PM

      If this doesn’t get him to quit, nothing will.

      • gothapotamus90210 - Apr 3, 2014 at 6:49 PM

        Googling Mouth cancer might do it.

  3. number42is1 - Apr 3, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    I generally do not toot my own horn… but I just won the internet for the day

    • renaado - Apr 3, 2014 at 4:22 PM

      I really miss this movie..

  4. tfbuckfutter - Apr 3, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    Well at least he wasn’t doing something stupid and pointless.

  5. renaado - Apr 3, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    Darn it man! You don’t need to put up the whole description!! I suddenly lost my appetite reading this…

    • Old Gator - Apr 3, 2014 at 4:37 PM

      Well, at least he didn’t swallow any poutine.

      • apkyletexas - Apr 3, 2014 at 9:10 PM

        Manager Walt Weiss said, “seems that he landed hard and swallowed a huge bowl of poutine – he had to be rushed into the hospital for immediate quadruple bypass heart surgery”.

  6. sportsdrenched - Apr 3, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Here, all you guys on Daniel Murphy & Jimmy Rollins for attending the birth of their children…can use all your anger on this guy.

    • renaado - Apr 3, 2014 at 4:53 PM

      If i only wish i could thumbs up this a hundred times.

  7. weeniss - Apr 3, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    I’m surprised that doesn’t happen more often

  8. gbpxlvi - Apr 3, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    I’ve done it, in a moped accident. Broke my thumb as well.

    • vivabear - Apr 3, 2014 at 6:19 PM

      I can’t believe you admitted either of the last two things, even anonymously.

      • tfbuckfutter - Apr 3, 2014 at 6:25 PM

        He didn’t say he was on the moped.

        Maybe he got hit by the moped while he was roller skating.

  9. drewsylvania - Apr 3, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    It’s not funny but HAHAHAHAHA

  10. anxovies - Apr 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Yep. That’ll do it more times than not.

  11. savilo831 - Apr 3, 2014 at 11:40 PM


  12. gbpxlvi - Apr 4, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    I was on it…

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