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

“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)