January 20, 2021

Celebration Curse

Celebratory injuries in baseball seem to be getting out of hand, but this one might take the cakeā€¦err pie. Marlins left fielder Chris Coghlan celebrated their 11th inning victory Sunday over the Braves by slamming a pie in the face of teammate Wes Helms who hit the walk-off single. Somehow Coghlan landed clumsily after the pie caper and is now on the DL for a torn meniscus in his knee. If it is determined that Coghlan needs surgery he could be out up to 8 weeks for being a total clutz. You couple this with Kendry Morales shattering his leg after a walk-off grand slam and UCLA second baseman Tyler Rahmatulla breaking his wrist after celebrating a Super Regional victory (both season ending injuries) and you have an issue that should probably be addressed.

Stats of the Day – April 28th, 2009

* The Denver Nuggets beat the New Orleans Hornets last night by the largest margin ever on the road in a NBA playoff game. The Nuggets won by a whopping 58 points via a 121-63 win.

* The Atlanta Hawks won their first playoff game on the road in 12 years last night in Miami with a 81-71 victory. The victory ended a slide where the Hawks got pounded by 132 in their last five playoff road games.

* The Chicago Blackhawks won their first playoff series in 13 years last night with a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames. The Blackhawks closed out the series 4-2 and they will face the Vancouver Canucks in the next round.

* The Boston Red Sox have won 11 straight games while the Florida Marlins have now lost 7 in a row.