The start of the O-Royals™ game on Monday was delayed five minutes, according to the Omaha World-Herald, because Omaha OF Kerry Robinson (above) had a chest muscle spasm in center field. Trainer Jeff Stevenson told the newspaper that the muscle spasm was triggered when Robinson was laughing at the antics of a youth team that was involved in a pregame promotion.
œCan™t we make up a better injury than that? McGinn asked. œCan™t we say he pulled a muscle while taking extra batting practice or by lunging for a ball in the outfield or something? That (injury) is crazy.
Robinson actually stayed in the game through the fourth inning, and contributed a single and a run scored. But the spasms continued, and he was forced to the clubhouse for treatment. The O-Royals were rained out Tuesday and had Wednesday off.
Omaha manager Mike Jirschele said by phone Wednesday that Robinson appeared OK on Tuesday and would have started.
Robinson, by the way, is hitting .351 with a team-high seven steals.
(More on Kerry’s illustrious history, from February, 2005)
The truth is, Robinson was really injured when watching internet video of Buddy Bell trying to put his uniform pants on. You Tube is gonna kill someone one of these days.