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April 24, 2006

Wrong shoe size the culprit in Mench's painful April:

"Kevin Mench entered Thursday night's game against the Seattle Mariners with zero RBIs in his first 10 games.

Why?

Perhaps because his shoes were too small.

The Texas Rangers right fielder has missed five games this season because of a sprain in the second toe of his right foot... the specialist determined the sprain was caused by Mench's shoes being a half size too small."

Update: That story ran on April 20th, he's got 12 RBI's in his last 4 games.

posted by hb74147 to baseball at 09:16 AM - 18 comments

Quick, someone get Victor Zambrano a new pair of shoes.

posted by 86 at 09:46 AM on April 24

How does someone go from age 15 to 28 without the thought his feet have grown entering his mind?

posted by rcade at 10:32 AM on April 24

How do you get your foot in a shoe that is too small without it hurting like hell?

posted by dbt302 at 11:12 AM on April 24

How does someone go from age 15 to 28 without the thought his feet have grown entering his mind? I've been wearing a size 12 since I was 16 (and I'm over 29 now) and haven't had any problems. Depending on the brand of the shoe, sometimes I can fit in an 11 1/2. My bowling shoe size is like a 10 I think, I'm not sure, it's been awhile. Normally when my shoes feel too small it means I need to trim my toenails.

posted by njsk8r20 at 11:23 AM on April 24

They needed a specialist to figure that out. I wonder how the team trainers feel right now.

posted by SummersEve at 11:28 AM on April 24

Given that Mench has the largest hat size in MLB, you'd think they'd make sure that all of his other equipment is super-sized as well. As a fantasy owner with Mench in his lineup, I'm THRILLED to see that he's got this problem figured out now.

posted by grum@work at 12:01 PM on April 24

Thank god it wasn't an issue with his cup size.

posted by gradys_kitchen at 12:23 PM on April 24

As a huge Rangers fan I am glad to see that the little problem is fixed. Right now Mench is on fire. Its amazing how one little thing can bring attention to a player. This might not have even been the problem.. Buck has mixed the line up some. GO RANGERS!!!!

posted by sooner84 at 12:39 PM on April 24

sooner84, you think the lineup was the wrong size, too? "Yeah, it turns out that we were playing with a lineup that was a half-player too small. Kevin is much more comfortable batting with two hands instead of one."

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:37 PM on April 24

Cramped feet are just the price you pay for having to fill David Dellucci's shoes...

posted by BullpenPro at 02:21 PM on April 24

Im not a rangers fan but wearing small size shoes can be very painful I wish him luck during the rest of the season

posted by luther70 at 03:14 PM on April 24

Prediction: Oakland A's (team batting average of .221) will soon issue clown shoes with cleats to all players. Hey, it couldn't hurt.

posted by graymatters at 05:01 PM on April 24

Given that Mench has the largest hat size in MLB, you'd think they'd make sure that all of his other equipment is super-sized as well. You mean Bonds doesn't have the biggest head? Hard to believe!

posted by commander cody at 05:27 PM on April 24

This is a good idea. I'm using it. I'm going to be useless at work and blame it on my heels being uncomfortable.

posted by jerseygirl at 05:36 PM on April 24

You mean Bonds doesn't have the biggest head? Hard to believe! They had to make hats on special order for Mench. His wears a size 8 hat. His head is bigger than this woman's waist.

posted by grum@work at 06:18 PM on April 24

As a fantasy owner with Mench in his lineup, I'm THRILLED to see that he's got this problem figured out now. Same here! If I have the same player as grum I must be doing something right.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:26 PM on April 24

Kevin Mench wears heels?

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:44 AM on April 25

Kevin Mench wears heels? And Keith Hernandez somehow finds that fact totally unremarkable.

posted by BullpenPro at 11:15 AM on April 25

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