Saturday, September 29, 2012

Howard done for season

Instead of the nickname, "Big Piece" which Charlie Manuel calls Ryan Howard, perhaps we should change that to "Big Toe." In a late afternoon announcement, Ryan Howard has announced he has a broken big toe.

This is almost surreal as with what happened to Howard last year, and now this revelation that was announced just minutes ago. Apparently, Howard dropped a lead bat on the toe on Thursday and only now has it come to light that it's broken. This story kind of smells a little phony.

Add this to the list of Phillies oddities this season and just remember at least he won't be making the last out this year. Howard has a long time to rest up and perhaps spend a little of that $20 million dollar salary this year.

Matt Gelb reported the story early Saturday evening online here at

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