CC: Did you know I used to play professional baseball?
Grandson: Wow Grandpa! Were you any good?
CC: I was the National League Rookie of the Year in 2009.
CC: And then, in 2010, I blew my knee out.
Grandson: Did that happen when you hit a homerun?
CC: Uh, no.
Grandson: Sliding into home for the winning run?
CC: Well, actually–
Grandson: I know! You made a leaping grab to rob someone else of a game winning home run.
CC: No, actually I blew it out hitting one of my teammates in the face with a shaving cream pie after the game while he was being interviewed on TV.
Grandson: Really? (Pauses) You were a real dick Grandpa.
Let’s hope the injury is not as bad as they think.
Here’s more from the Detroit Free Press:
The reigning National League rookie of the year was hurt while delivering a pie in the face to Wes Helms after the pinch-hitter’s bases-loaded single in the 11th inning of a 5-4 win over Atlanta on Sunday.
“It’s very humbling when the game is taken away and you don’t realize it because you play every day,” Coghlan said. “If you ever get injured you want to do it while you’re out there competing, not when you’re celebrating.” If Coghlan needs surgery, he said he likely would be sidelined six to eight weeks. Coghlan was batting .268 with five home runs and 28 RBIs.