Ladies and gentleman, the man on which Joe Torre depended to stave off elimination in the NLCS:
Dodgers pitcher Vicente Padilla accidentally shot himself in the right leg, the Dodgers confirmed Tuesday, but the wound is believed to be minor.
Whatever. I couldn’t get too mad about that, even if I was a Dodgers fan. What I can’t abide, however, is the fact that one of my NBC colleagues stole the Warren Zevon reference I was going to drop. I’m not going to get a chance like that again. At least until some ballplayer loses their head in a war in the Congo.
I haven’t officially signed my NBC deal yet, but rest assured, prior to doing so I will check the fine print to make sure that I have the authority to have Harkins killed if something like this happens again.