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 philly.com