So one of the big stories of spring, as we all know, is the third base competition: Nomar Garciaparra vs. Andy LaRoche. Experience vs. Youth, Knowledge vs. Potential, etc. etc. Actually, so far, each has been playing pretty well.
So what happens today vs. St. Louis? Well, let’s let the posters on the official Dodgers blog tell the story:
Breaking News: Nomar Garciaparra was hit on the right hand by a pitch and immediately went to the dugout. More to follow.
Posted by: email@example.com | March 7, 2008 11:11 AM
Okay, Nomar gets hit by a pitch and has to leave the game, although you can’t read too much into that because in spring training, a mosquito bite is enough to get a veteran off the field. 12 minutes later:
LaRoche is now our starting 3rd baseman! YES!!!
Posted by: firstname.lastname@example.org | March 7, 2008 11:23 AM
Now that right there, cheering for an injury, is more than enough to lay down the superjinx, as other posters noticed: