Blake Snell broke his toe after attempting to move a 'decorative stand' in his bathroom
The Rays will be without ace
How he fractured that toe, though, is a story that doubles as an important lesson for all of us: never move things. Or, to be more specific, never try moving bathroom decorations, because you never know when they'll betray you and smash your toes into bits.
#Rays Snell said he was getting out of the shower Sunday night, decided then to move a decorative stand in the bathroom that he didn’t realize was in 2 parts, and as he lifted it the bottom piece, made of granite, fell on his right foot. That fourth toe is a bruised red mess. https://t.co/KHUOk5FcBL— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) April 16, 2019
Obviously, the takeaway here isn't "don't shower," because that'd be ridiculous. But I do have to ascribe some blame here to the "decorative stand," because the word "decorative," at least how I interpret it, seems to me to imply "non-functional," which, in a bathroom, makes no sense.
And granite? That seems unnecessarily heavy for something as frivolous as a "decorative stand," doesn't it? I have all kinds of issues with this stand, not only because it put one of the best pitchers in the game on the shelf for a week.
There's an impossibly rich history of baseball players injuring themselves, whether at Spring Training, cooking dinner or even playing with their children -- so Snell probably got off lucky, since this injury wasn't suffered by a slip in the shower itself (which I personally can attest can do some real damage).
See you back on the mound soon, Blake.