First off, I feel like a shoe for Thursday’s post title. I wasn’t aware of Khalil Greene’s injury when I wrote it.
According to Tom Krasovic at the U-T, Greene broke his left hand while punching a storage chest during Wednesday night’s loss to the Diamondbacks. Corey Brock at the Padres web site indicates that Greene will be out at least six to eight weeks, and may miss the remainder of the 2008 season.
I smashed my hand against a chair a few years ago in a fit of rage. It wasn’t one of my finer moments, and every so often a little soreness in that hand reminds me of my stupidity.
As for Greene, I can’t imagine that anyone feels worse right now about this than he does. Sure, we’ve had to watch the guy struggle along with the rest of the Padres this year, but he’s actually trying to do a job. Comparing our frustration as fans with his as a player strikes me as a bit silly.
On the bright side, maybe all the idiots who have complained about Greene’s lack of outward emotional display over the years are finally happy that he put on a show for them. And thus we come to the moral of our story: Never concern yourself with the happiness of idiots.