Aug 2, 2012, 1:08 PM EDT
If you follow the Giants at all, you know that Pablo Sandoval has spent more time on the DL this season than on the active roster. The latest mishap came two weeks ago, when, while playing first base for the first time this season, Pablo did the splits while reaching for a throw, and injured a hamstring.
SF manager Bruce Bochy was asked about this earlier today, and had this amusing response (reported by the San Jose Mercury’s Carl Steward):
On whether he thought Sandoval’s risk would go up playing first base: “No, really, I didn’t. It’s usually where like in Little League, you put the fat guy over there and you didn’t worry about injuries. But he did a pretty good split. I guess anytime you make a change with a player, there’s a slight risk there.”
Of course Bochy is wrong. If The Bad News Bears and The Sandlot have taught us anything, it’s that you put the fat guy at catcher.
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