Brandon Inge says, “Don’t Push the Pillow”…

Posted by Andy Durham on June 27, 2008 at 1:50 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

“It was the stupidest, most freakish thing,” Detroit Tigers catcher Brandon Inge said Wednesday, explaining why he had just been placed on the 15-day DL with the pulled side muscle (oblique) he suffered 3 1/2 weeks ago.

“I have a 3-year-old son who sleeps in the bed with my wife and me,” Inge said. “I was trying to push the pillow down behind his head (two nights ago), and when I did … I repopped (the strained muscle).

“You take swings in baseball, and it’s not as bad as pushing a pillow down.”

Upon hearing this story, Tigers’ manager Jim Leyland said, “That’s a first.”

*****We’ve heard about players getting hurt while sneezing, while sleepwalking through a nightmare about spiders and after kicking an iron bar stool.

But we had never heard of a pillow-lifting injury in baseball — that is, until Detroit Tigers’ everyman Brandon Inge reported an overstuffed owie on Wednesday, earning a feather-paved (and probably overdue) path to the injury list.*****
(from yahoosports and the Detroit Free Press)

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