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First He Loses a Ball in the Sun, Then He Injures...

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Mar 4, 2008 5:14PM

2008_03_felix_pie.jpgWe figured that, with Mark Prior gone and Kerry Wood relegated to the bullpen, we'd be without the bizarre and frustrating injuries with which to taunt the Cubs fans in our lives. We should have known better.

There was Mark DeRosa's "broken heart," which he had surgically repaired this week. Then Alfonso Soriano broke his swear finger. But the strangest? Felix Pie missed time because of a "twisted testicle" (!) (bottom of article).

So exactly how does one twist a testicle? [Ed note: Gently!] Was this an on-field injury because he forgot to wear his cup? Some sort of team hazing-related injury? An overly eager U. of A. coed? While we've seen plenty of injury reports listing groin pulls, we've never seen a case of twisted testes before.