Today's Yahoo Big league Stew reviews two of the more freakish, intriguing injuries to surface this spring, former Phillie and now Cleveland Indians' outfielder David Dellucci's alligator yarn and Kansas City Royals outfielder Jose Guillen's self-mutilation of his right big toe with tweezers.
"Right before I came here," Dellucci
explained, "I was fishing on the side of my lake, and I heard a little boy screaming.
I ran over there, and an alligator had him by the leg.
I jumped on the gator, poked him in the eyes, freed the kid, but he
[bit] me in my thumb.
I got stitches, had surgery and the stitches will come out on Monday."
had reporters sold on the story, but his
conscience got the better of him and he
broke the silence with a well-placed "just kidding.
Turns out Dellucci
hand in a trailer tailgate before leaving his
home in Louisiana and had to get three stitches that will cause him to miss the beginning of Cactus League