Saturday, March 8, 2008

Francisco Cervelli has a fractured wrist, Elliot Johnson had better watch out

Update: 3/10: After SKYROCKETING to the number 14 video on ALL of today, the video was taken down by MLB for "copyright infringement". The permalink version is still available to download below (just click on the picture).

UPDATE: 3/9/08: Peter Abraham just reported that Cervelli will miss 8-10 weeks. A pretty tough blow for a kid who is seen as the heir apparent (defensively at least) for Jorge.

In case you haven't seen one of the most hardcore home plate collisions in a long time, check out the video below.

Sorry about the poor quality, I screen captured it.

click below for the permalink version when Youtube inevitably takes down the video:

Someone needs to remind Elliot Johnson that this is Spring Training and that he is a nobody. Yankees play the Rays again on Wednesday. Could be some interesting payback.

Talk about it in the NYYSI Forums!


Yankee Bias said...

Thanks for the video.

Anonymous said...

Good hard baseball. Johnson is trying to make the team and showing his coaches what he has. That is a part of baseball, if you block the plate you know you can get nailed.

Ross said...

Joe Maddon... Is that you?

Anonymous said...

I thought there was no crying in baseball.. Elliot Johnson made a clean play!!!!

Ross said...

Had he not driven his helmet full-force into Cervelli's wrist, I would agree with you.

Rumor has it that Spring Training games vs. The Yankees are equal to the [don't call me Devil] Rays postseason.

Anonymous said...

I find it ironic that Yankee fans are whining about this. It's hard to believe that if the situations were reversed, the Yankee player wouldn't deliver the same hit. This was a clean play.

Ross said...

In a game today, Jose Molina was out on a play at the plate where the ball clearly beat him to the plate. Guess what? He didn't railroad the catcher. Molina is a pretty hefty dude, I'm sure he wasn't scared of contact - he just knew that it was Spring Training and you don't run someone over in a violent collision in a non-contact sport in an exhibition game.

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