Post by masterplan200 on Aug 24, 2011 7:39:23 GMT -5
Major League Baseball All Star Matt Holliday has suffered from a different kind of injury bug.
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In a bizarre episode, a moth got stuck deep in Holliday's right ear, forcing the St Louis Cardinals man to walk off the field while Los Angeles Dodgers batted in the eighth inning.
With two outs, Holliday called time in left field and started toward the dugout holding his ear. Cardinals trainer Barry Weinberg met Holliday and tried to help.
"He had a moth fly into his ear, deep into his ear. I don't even know what happened to it," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said moments after his team's 2-1 loss.
Team spokesman Brian Bartow said Holliday was taken into a dark room and trainers put a light by his ear, trying to lure the insect out. That didn't work, so they used a utensil to get the moth, which was still alive, out of Holliday's ear.