Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer, who was slotted to start game 2 of the American League Championship series for the Tribe, cut his pinky fixing a drone. Because professional baseball pitchers do need use of their hands, his scheduled start will be moved back to game 3.
Sure . . . a drone-related injury. Well, why not? When the Indians are trying to win their first World Series since 1948, you’ve got to expect the unexpected. So a drone-related injury really isn’t all that weird. Here are my thoughts on some other likely obstacles that the Indians will have to overcome:
- Freak storm dropping 18 inches of snow during the fifth inning of game 2
- Entire Indians team experiences food poisoning from eating poutine the night before game 3
- Zombie uprising strikes Toronto, with half of the Tribe bullpen converted into grotesque freaks who crave human flesh
- Alien invasion during the performance of the National Anthem at the start of game 4
Or here’s something really weird: maybe the Tribe will avoid any more oddball injuries or other mishaps and actually advance to the World Series. What could be weirder than that?