The Proverbial One Legged Butt Kicking Contest
Logan Morrison of the Florida Marlins (@LoMo on Twitter) and yours truly (@KeithOlbermann on Twitter) are both out with left foot injuries. His is a sprained arch plus ligament damage to the top of his foot. Mine is a stress fracture on the top of my foot. He’s in a hard cast till next week, on crutches; I’m in a soft cast, on a cane.
The outfielder who got off to such an outstanding start was one of my wisest acquisitions for my fantasy team, and I was honored to be able to thus name the squad in memory of his late father, as I named it last year after my late father.
Needless to say, with all these coincidences, naturally we have somehow managed to challenge each other to make the cliche come to life: the proverbial one-legged men in the butt-kicking contest. We have exchanged challenge photos:
To which Mr. Morrison has responded:Frankly, I’m betting on him. Better stance, far better balance, and the cast is a huge advantage over my surgical shoe.
Awesome photos! I think he’s @LoMoMarlins, though, not @LoMo.
Hop! Hop for your life, man!
LOL. Morrison has that whole Ralph Macchio in “The Karate Kid” vibe going on. You gotta bring it, Keith, and get that leg up higher! Paging Mr. Miyagi to help Keith. . .paging Mr. Miyagi. . .
My vote is for Morrison, but I wish you both a speedy recovery.
Love it! My friend Virginia also has a soft cast on her left foot (just had the hard one taken off yesterday). Is this contest open to all comers? 😉
He has better form, but you’re “cuter” – even on one leg you look so happy! He looks ready for Eskrima.
Did this blog just recently move to WordPress (or have I been oblivious)? I saw I was logged in, but didn’t sign up for MLB.com (recently, anyway) & couldn’t figure it out. Then I realized I’m logged in to my Word Press acct. Just curious.
Also just curious, grass stains on those jeans? Were you actually sliding into second when you cracked your foot & NOT on the treadmill? Hmmm??? ; )
Paul Newman in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” has nothing on you Keith. As long as you didn’t hurt yourself with a pie-in-the-face post-game celebration like Chris Coghlan did or jumping on home plate like Kendry/Kendrys (Hooray/Ouch) Morales.
He’s got cast advantage on you, Keith. Not to mention age & superior athleticism. But you are gritty-gutty, I’m sure you’ll prevail.
good job KO! nice jeans. can you trip right wingnuts with that cane? you could do it soooo innocently!
One of the best things is that below the pictures, it says: Possibly Related Posts: automatically generated 3 Foot Rule, my Butt! You both have kicked enough butt to get in the Butt Kickers Hall of Fame! LoMo has crutches too close to armpits (speaking from experience after getting hit by a car as a pedestrian in Seattle.) Whoever prevails goes on to the one-armed paper hanging contest, so be careful! ;o)
Rats — he’ll probably still be laid up when the Marlins hit AT&T Park; wouldn’t have minded seeing him on the field. (I started following him on Twitter based on your repartee with him; he’s quite a character.)
I think you would be victorious in any butt kicking contest no matter what you were wearing on your feet. Injured or not! 🙂
Just a couple of weeks ago you told us how you thought Bob Sheppard’s “post-mortem introductions of Jeter have… become disturbing.” You went on to describe this as “creepy.” In your current blog post, you inform us how your fantasy baseball team has been named in two successive years after deceased fathers. Your hypocrisy has long ago ceased to be surprising, but it is amusing, nonetheless.
Wow – two totally different things.
John’s a tool.
Love you Keith, but my bet is on him too.
Did you know that when Brandon Morrow of the Toronto Blue Jays faced Sam Fuld of the Tampa Bay Rays last Saturday that it was two Type I Diabetics facing each other?
This is a good challenge for one-legged or disabled people. This may boost their confidence. Congratulations to the great minds who created the challenge.
Way to go, big guy. Lure him into a false sense of security.