Jeff Sullivan · September 22, 2013 at 6:27 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Let’s see if I can do this from memory. Franklin Gutierrez had the weird gastrointestinal problems that took forever to learn how to treat. Then he badly strained his oblique. Then he tore his pectoral muscle throwing. Then he developed plantar fasciitis. Then in his first game back, he got hit by the first pitch. Then he sustained a concussion getting hit in the head by an errant pick-off throw. Then in his first game back, he got hit in his second or third plate appearance. Then he badly strained his hamstring and had difficulty recovering. Then we learned about a genetic disorder named ankylosing spondylitis. Now, the latest:

ANAHEIM — A swarm of bees circling through Angel Stadium delayed the Mariners-Angels game for 23 minutes on Sunday as the contest was stopped midway through the bottom of the third inning.
But as the swarm moved into right field, Mariners defenders all moved away and were eventually pulled off the field.









5 Responses to “Cursed”

  1. Eastside Suds on September 22nd, 2013 6:53 pm

    Which makes one think… Guti’s bad luck all used up with good times ahead? When he plays regularly and healthy, he is a very valuable and solid MLB player. Interesting decision on the upcoming club option. Hopefully a new GM will be making that one.

  2. mrakbaseball on September 22nd, 2013 6:53 pm

    Lincoln says Nintendo has no plans selling its majority interest in the Mariners. Hooray!

  3. Paul B on September 22nd, 2013 6:58 pm

    Lots of players have had bad breaks, lots have had career ending injuries.

    I’ve never seen anyone ever have a string of them like Guti.

  4. Westside guy on September 22nd, 2013 7:07 pm

    So does anyone know what the second issue was out there in the field? I was wondering if they’d found a wasp’s nest in the outfield ground.

  5. Choo on September 23rd, 2013 10:45 am

    This is all very reminiscent of the Ten Plagues of Egypt, from that one book. Guti has the regal bearing and well-manicured facial hair to play an Egyptian in an action film, and I count nine calamities in the first paragraph, and the bees make 10. Congrats on surviving, Guti! You should be good to go!

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