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The Award for Best Spring Training Injury Goes To...

Erik Bedard of the Seattle Mariners who missed his scheduled start on Wednesday due to a bum bum, a gimpy glute, a tender tuchus, a roasted rump or as the Seattle Post-Intelligencer more delicately put it, "a muscle strain in his buttocks."

The Baltimore Sun was a bit more blunt in its AP headline: Bedard Scratched From Start Due to Sore Butt.

All and all, a nice bit of sophomoric humor during the spring training doldrums. Sadly it lacks the kind of ridiculous quote that ousted Nationals general manager Jim Bowden gave while discussing an infection in reliever Jesus Colome's backside in 2007:

"It's a serious situation," Bowden said. "We pray for his buttocks and his family."

Well said Jim, well said.

By CJ Holley  |  March 12, 2009; 8:24 AM ET
Categories:  Mariners , Nationals  
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While the injury location offers a rich potential for puns, I would maintain that the funniest baseball injury stories stem from the freaky, ill-advised, or just plain stupid events and activities that led to the injuries. See, for example, this old column:

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | March 12, 2009 8:54 AM | Report abuse

I'll always remember Clint Barmes -- in the midst of a potential Rookie of the Year campaign -- falling down the stairs and breaking his collar bone while carrying deer meat.

Posted by: CJ Holley | March 12, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

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