Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Occam's Window

Rule of thumb for offseason player accidents. The sillier and more convoluted the explanation, the more likely it was the player was doing something prohibited by his contract at the time it occurred:

Hunter Pence will miss about a week of Spring Training workouts after enduring several cuts and lacerations on his hands and knees that resulted from falling through a glass door at his residence in Kissimmee, Fla.

Pence called it a "silly" accident, one that occurred around 9:30 p.m. ET on Monday
when he hit a sliding glass door that he did not realize was closed. Pence and a friend were about to take a dip in a hot tub outside of the house, and unbeknownst to Pence, his friend had closed the door behind them. Pence got out of tub to use the restroom and walked into the door, which shattered around him.

"It's pretty silly to have this kind of freak accident happen," Pence said. "I didn't think I would go through a glass door. Normally, it wouldn't shatter like that. Somehow, it shattered and I was stuck in the middle of a bunch of broken glass."

Ironically, he had just finished washing his truck and eating a nice venison dinner prior to the accident.


Anonymous said...

I'm sure alcohol was not involved at all.

Diesel said...

I bet you Will Carroll really regrets not following his hunch and making Pence a "red" on the THR matrix.