How Convenient For Yankees — Wang Is “Injured”

I missed this when the news first came out on Friday, but it appears that the Yankees have finally invented a reason to put struggling starter Chien-Ming Wang on the disabled list to prevent further embarrassment (and the possibility of losing him to a waiver claim if they tried to send himd own). Wang, as you may know, has allowed 23 earned runs in 6 innings this season.

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And what, nobody is questioning this at all? Joe Girardi contended — nay, insisted — after Wang’s latest disaster last weekend against the Indians that the pitcher wasn’t injured, which led to much consternation within the organization as to what exactly they could do with him. Now, all of a sudden, he’s been diagnosed by A-Rod’s rehab doctor in Florida with “weak abductor muscles in his hips,” which is apparently enough to allow the team to put him on the DL.

Look, I understand that this stuff probably goes on a lot, but is there anyone on MLB’s end that makes sure a guy is really hurt?

Are you buying that Chien-Ming Wang is really hurt?

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Houston TV Station Duped By WWE Set Stunt?

How many times do you have to tell people that professional wrestling is staged before it will sink in? THE BLOG OF HILARITY passes on a short item from Houston TV station KHOU on WWE head honcho Vince McMahon apparently being injured by a falling set on RAW on Monday night…except that, considering the WWE, it was all staged. Watch for yourself:

As BOH’s Chris notes: it would be a bit more convincing if the set had actually fallen directly on McMahon; it didn’t even really look like it had hit him — he just wound up under it somehow.

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