All the recent Marlins walk-off wins and ensuing shaving-cream-pie-to-the-face celebrations has claimed its first victim. It was only a matter of time. An MRI has determined that outfielder Chris Coghlan suffered a left knee injury after he planted a shaving-cream pie into the face of Wes Helms after the Marlins' walk-off win Sunday against the Braves.
The reigning rookie of the year tore the meniscus in his left knee when he hit Helms with a shaving-cream pie and landed on the knee wrong. No reason was given for why a dude has to have a running jump in order to face-plant a shaving-cream-pie into another dude's face, but there you have it.
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Coghlan will be out two to three weeks, maybe more if surgery is required.
And you can forget about anymore shaving-cream-pie celebrations. Manager Edwin Rodriguez has banned them indefinitely, probably making Donnie Murphy very sad.
Naturally, we have to blame the bullpen. Not only are they costing Josh Johnson a Cy Young, and not only are they to blame for most of the Marlins' losses this year. But also their late-inning ineptness has now caused the Fish to have to rely on walk-off wins, which in turn led to shaving-cream-pie-to-the-face celebrations, which has now led to Chris Coghlan landing on the DL. Nice going, jerks!