Los Angeles Dodgers’ Zack Greinke Breaks Collarbone In Brawl

Los Angeles Dodgers' Zack Greinke Breaks Collarbone In BrawlLos Angeles Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke suffered a fractured left collarbone Thursday night after fending off Carlos Quentin as the slugger angrily charged the mound, according to Dodgers.com.

‘Benches-clearing brawl’

According to the Dodgers’ Twitter, Greinke will make his return to the mound vs. the Nationals Wednesday night.

The injury to Greinke came after a benches-clearing brawl against the San Diego Padres. Greinke beaned Padres outfielder Quentin in the shoulder with a pitch in the top of the sixth inning, and Quentin charged the mound.

‘Hurt the club’

This is a huge blow to the Dodgers right out of the gate. Los Angeles inked Greinke to asix-year, $147 million deal in December, hoping he could be a formidable No. 2 starter behind left-hander Clayton Kershaw in the rotation. Greinke, who was named an All-Star in 2009, posted a 3.48 ERA. 1.20 WHIP and 200 strikeouts in 212.1 innings last season with the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Angels. That included a combined 15-5 record with both teams.

The Dodgers have gone 6-3 to start the 2013 campaign, but losing Greinke for an extended period of time figures to hurt the club, especially considering right-hander Josh Beckett has struggled in the rotation since coming over to Los Angeles in ablockbuster trade last August. One thing’s for sure: The rest of the rotation will have to step up with Greinke out.

Do you think the rest of the Dodgers can indeed step up without Zack Greinke? Which side are you rooting for?

Source: Ryan Rudnansky, Bleacher Report

Image: CBS Sports

Man Uses Obituary To Confess Life Of Pranks

Val Patterson said his life motto was “Anything for a laugh.” And after the 59-year-old died of throat cancer last week, he owned up to a few humorous events from his life.

First up, the former engineer admits he never earned the advanced degree from the University of Utah that gained him entrance to his chosen professional career: “What happened was that the day I went to pay off my college student loan at the U of U, the girl working there put my receipt into the wrong stack, and two weeks later, a PhD diploma came in the mail. I didn’t even graduate, I only had about 3 years of college credit. In fact, I never did even learn what the letters ‘PhD’ even stood for.”

Patterson’s other confessions appear to stem from his youth. He admits, “I AM the guy who stole the safe from the Motor View Drive Inn back in June, 1971.” And to top it off, Patterson seems to have had a string of run-ins with theme park officials over the years, writing: “To Disneyland – you can now throw away that ‘Banned for Life’ file you have on me, I’m not a problem anymore – and SeaWorld San Diego, too, if you read this.”

Patterson wraps up his final words with a somber note on how his cigarette habit deprived him of more years with his family. But it’s also clear that he loved life while he was here and was determined to go out with one last laugh. And his wife, Mary Jane, confirmed to KSL-TV that all of the confessions were true.

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Source: Yahoo News

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