January 12, 2014

Rangers' Holland Tears Knee on Stairs: Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland blames his dog Wrigley on the knee injury he suffered on stairs Tuesday, which tore cartilage and required surgery Friday that will keep him out until midseason. "He was running up the stairs and clipped me," Holland said.

posted by rcade to baseball at 11:20 AM - 6 comments

The Cubs curse gets creative, it seems.

posted by dfleming at 11:51 AM on January 12

I hope that Holland exclaimed "Holy, cow!" in his Harry Carey voice as it happened.

posted by rcade at 12:02 PM on January 12

Or "Hey! Hey!" in honor of Jack Brickhouse.

But yeah, I can see that happening. I have two decent sized dogs and sometimes I feel I'm taking a huge gamble whenever I take the stairs. Those fuckers are fast and do not give any shits about who or what may be in the way. Especially when it's the morning and I'm going downstairs for the first time. It's breakfast time for them then.

posted by NoMich at 12:12 PM on January 12

This is the most Derek Holland-y of Derek Holland stories.

I do knew a woman that broke her ankle tripping over her six pound Pomeranian, though. She wore a walking boot for about 8 months after the injury.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:12 PM on January 12

I know that feel, NoMich. My 55-lb Border Collie mix damn near took me out on some very icy rocks a couple of weeks ago. I cut my hand catching myself on the chain link fence, but at least I didn't crack my tailbone or something.

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:16 PM on January 12

It doesn't take a large dog to inflict havoc. My 11-pound female cat is a dark tortoise shell color, and is nearly invisible in the dark. She also has a habit of lying at the top of the stairs at night - only during the summer when there's a cool breeze there. I've come close to falling over her, so now I make sure I feel my way around - gently mind you - with my foot. If I am close, she'll let me know with a loud meow.

posted by Howard_T at 02:44 PM on January 12

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