Sitting in the visiting dugout at Busch Stadium before his Marlins took on the Cardinals, Don Mattingly smiled thinking about the upcoming Home Run Derby.
Two of his guys, defending Derby champ Giancarlo Stanton and Justin Bour, are in the field for the event that will take place at Marlins Park on July 10. I’m actually looking forward to this one, Mattingly said. It ought to be fun. This is one I’m going to watch.
We are, too, Donnie Baseball. Here’s one guess at how the competition might play out.
Jason Pierre-Paul’s Fourth of July celebration in 2015 took a turn for the worst when a fireworks accident led to the defensive end having his finger amputated. He also suffered a broken thumb.
The loss of his right index finger was not career-ending. But the accident was a good reminder of the dangers of the holiday, which comes during NFL players’ free time between minicamp and training camp.
Limited Womens Sherrick McManis Jersey Darren McFadden was entering his second season with the Cowboys when he broke his elbow, an injury that was expected to sideline the running back for at least a couple months. Dallas’ running backs coach told reporters that McFadden fell on his elbow while trying to catch his phone and keep it from hitting the floor.
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That was the initial story, at least.
McFadden a couple weeks later said he had slipped on wet concrete and fell on his elbow — the phone just happened to be in his hand. The phone, thankfully, by all acounts was not harmed.