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Spencer Torkelson and Ridiculous Baseball Injuries

Spencer Torkelson of the Detroit Tigers looks on during the Detroit Tigers Summer Workouts at Comerica Park. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Spencer Torkelson of the Detroit Tigers looks on during the Detroit Tigers Summer Workouts at Comerica Park. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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Trevor Bauer and the Drone

TORONTO, ON – A detailed view of the bloody pinky finger of Trevor Bauer. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – A detailed view of the bloody pinky finger of Trevor Bauer. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /

Trevor Bauer is many things to many different people. He’s a talented pitcher. He’s a multi-millionaire. He’s the leader of an army of Internet trolls. He’s a terrible rapper. He’s been on the leading edge of advancements in pitching over the past decade. And he’s a drone hobbyist.

Hobbies are great, and professional athletes need breaks from the grind like anyone else. But during the 2016 American League Championship Series Bauer sliced open his finger while doing routine drone maintenance and was forced to miss his Game 2 start. Bauer did start Game 3, but that resulted in the spectacle you see above, when his cut opened and he went full Red Wedding on the field. Bauer was forced to leave the game after retiring just two batters. Cleveland went on to win the series, but Bauer wasn’t terribly effective in the World Series, going 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA in one of the tightest Fall Classics ever.

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