Chicago Cubs: Sammy Sosa’s sneeze makes B/R list of weirdest MLB injuries

Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs (Photo by DOUG COLLIER / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOUG COLLIER/AFP via Getty Images)
Sammy Sosa, Chicago Cubs (Photo by DOUG COLLIER / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOUG COLLIER/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Glenallen Hill, Chicago Cubs (Photo credit should read JOHN ZICH/AFP via Getty Images) /

Chicago Cubs: ‘I had dream…that I was attacked by spiders.’

Glenallen Hill (five seasons with the Cubs in the ’90s) had a dream that he was getting attacked by spiders. He ended up sleepwalking, and while he was doing that, he shattered a glass table, slicing up his hands and feet. He missed about three weeks with the injuries.

Cubs fans probably remember Milton Bradley as fiery and bizarre. So if anybody was to end up on this list, it isn’t a surprise that it was this guy.

His temper technically caused the injury but not in the way you are probably thinking. When he was with the San Diego Padres in 2007, he got in an argument with a home-plate umpire. His manager Bud Black came out to defend him. Black attempted to spin Bradley around to get him out of the umpire’s face. Bradley’s leg caught in the turf, and he ended up tearing his ACL, which ended his season.

Chris Coghlan is also on the list. And no, it wasn’t from when he dove over Yadier Molina to score a run when he played for the Toronto Blue Jays. Back when he played for the Marlins, he was trying to pie a teammate in a postgame interview and tore his meniscus messing around.

Finally, Cubs reliever Brian Duensing also made the list with his bizarro injury. His was probably a lot less painful than the two guys who had significant knee injures. Regardless, the lefty sat in a bullpen chair wrong, inducing arm soreness, which led to inflammation and doctors having to remove cartilage chips from his elbow.

Next. An Anthony Rizzo-type hitter is becoming rare. dark

Let’s conclude with the two takeaways from this article.

  1. The fact that we’re talking about stuff like this right now shows how much everybody misses baseball. We need it, but things need to be safe obviously before that can happen. In the meantime, another Chicago Cub is helping to combat the coronavirus.
  2. Here’s hoping that no Cubs player finds himself on a list like this anytime soon
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