Not meaning to get too Detroit Tigers heavy on you here in Construda's early rebirthing days, but this story is too scrumptious to pass up.
Tigers third baseman Carlos Guillen apparently has such a horrendous case of hemorrhoids that they need lanced off, this according to manager Jim Leyland on Tuesday.
"He can hardly move -- he's got hemorrhoids so bad. He's been playing with hemorrhoids that probably need to be lanced. He probably shouldn't have been out there (third base on Monday when he committed two errors)."
Wow. As unpleasant as a bad case of hemorrhoids sound, what's equally as unpleasant is your manager telling everyone about your personal health problem.
Leyland popped off last week and said if his players wanted to play games in the press than he would. His explosion came on the heels of a USA Today story that portrayed a lack of camaraderie in the Tigers clubhouse along with "unfair expectations" for the 2008 season. One of the quoted sources? Guillen.
Common sense would say this is purely coincidental that Leyland is openly talking about Guillen's embarrassing personal issue. Or is this Leyland's rebuttal of sorts and his way of "playing games in the press?"