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After seeing the news in today's A.M. Hot Clicks that Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan tore his knee while shoving a pie in the face of teammate Wes Helms Sunday, Texas Rangers pitcher and friend of Hot Clicks, C.J. Wilson, sent me a Tweet saying that "we need a tally on all the (Bill) Gramatica-type DL stints for baseballers." Since we aim to please here, the list of bizarre baseball injuries that have taken place in 2010 is below. (On a side note, since Wilson inspired this lead item, I left out the time in April he missed a start because of food poisoning after eating some bad chicken.)
The Year Of The Bizarre Baseball Injury
Chris Coghlan, Kendry Morales, Luke Scott :: AP/Getty Images
-- Feb. 12: Brad Bergesen, Orioles: Strained his shoulder filming a TV commercial for the team.
-- May 29: Kendry Morales, Angels: Broke his leg celebrating a walk-off home run at home plate.
-- June 30: Luke Scott, Orioles: Pulled his hamstring during a home-run trot.
-- July 1: Geoff Blum, Astros: Injured his elbow while putting on his shirt.
-- July 14: Russell Branyan, Mariners: Injured his toe when a hotel room table fell on it.
-- July 14: Mike Pelfrey, Mets: Missed a start as a result of stiff neck from a plane ride after the All-Star break.
-- July 15: Mat Latos, Padres: Strains his left side while trying to hold back a sneeze.
-- July 18: David Freese, Cardinals: Fractured his left big toe after dropping a weight on it -- while already on the DL.
-- July 26: Chris Coghlan, Marlins: Tears meniscus in his left knee while shoving a shaving cream pie in the face of a teammate.
Shaquille O'Neal joins Justin Bieberfor a pre-concert song.
Something For The Ladies Of Hot Clicks Nation
Yesterday's "Holly" mystery has been solved. Despite tons of e-mails from you guys giving me wrong information (many of you said it was Holly Webber, others said Holly Valance, and a few said "Holly" was someone named Victoria Pendleton) I was able to get the real answer from Competitor.com, the site that features her Tour de France videos. Her name is Holly Kishere and she's a San Diego model. She remains a mystery, though, because there aren't any recent pics of her on the Web, and she looks very different from her days as an IFL ring girl.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Cowboys rookie receiver Dez Bryant caused quite a stir Monday when he refused to carry Roy Williams's pad. Well, Bryant now says he didn't know of this tradition.
Wade Boggs'shouse is, um, disturbing.
SI Vault Photo Of The Day
Albert Pujols appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman last night and took some hacks on the streets of midtown Manhattan.
Sports Video Of The Day
Watch this guy walk from New York to San Francisco in 1 minute and 53 seconds.
Stop Motion Video Of The Day