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Holliday leaves game after bug flies in his ear

Posted on: August 22, 2011 11:00 pm
Edited on: August 23, 2011 12:47 am
 
Matt HollidayBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday abruptly left the team's game against the Dodgers in the eighth inning and as Corey Patterson readied to enter the game in his place, it appeared second baseman Skip Schumaker told the bench a moth flew in Holliday's ear.

Holliday was seen holding his right ear.

"He had a moth fly into his ear, deep into his ear. I don't even know what happened to it," St. Louis manager Tony La Russa told the Associated Press.

According to the team, Holliday was then taken into a dark room and trainers put a light by his ear in an attempt to lure the moth out of his ear. That didn't work, so they used a tool to get the moth -- that was still alive -- out of his ear. 

Holliday was not in the clubhouse for comment after the game, according to the AP. 

It's been a strange year for Holliday, who underwent an emergency appendectomy the first week of the season and has dealt with several other injuries, going on the disabled list once for a quad injury. However, between injuries he's been as good as ever, hitting .306/.406/.542 with 18 homers. He was 0 for 3 on Monday.

The first pitch after Holliday left was hit into left by Matt Kemp, but Patterson made the easy catch.

Patterson was then batting in Holliday's fourth slot in the order and second in the ninth after the Dodgers scored two in the inning to take the lead. With one out, Patterson grounded out for the second out of the inning. The Cardinals lost, 2-1.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 5:23 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 12:23 am
 

Holliday leaves game after bug flies in his ear

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Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: August 23, 2011 6:16 pm
 

Holliday leaves game after bug flies in his ear

I love how the trainer looks at the ear as if he was going to stick his arm in there and pull the bug out.  Only an ear flush would do the trick



Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: August 23, 2011 2:27 pm
 

Holliday leaves game after bug flies in his ear

that happended to me once in milwaukee wight before an at bat....i went ahead with the at bat anyways as there was a man in scoring position, and as you might expect i hit a towering shot to give us the lead.  home run number 211 i believe.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: August 23, 2011 1:29 pm
 

Holliday leaves game after bug flies in his ear

pretty wild story

when my daughter was 4, the same thing happened to her.  As you can imagine, she was freaking out!!  I had her tip her head to the side and, with a teaspoon, put some water in her ear which forced the bug to float to the top.

Pretty simple procedure - she was outside playing 2 minutes after that



My 4 year old daughter>>>>>>>
;Matt Holliday  Wink



Since: Jul 9, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 1:26 pm
 

Holliday leaves game after bug flies in his ear

Wow, what are the chances of that happening?



Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 11:11 am
 

Holliday leaves game after bug flies in his ear

LA RUSSA WILL MOST LIKELY FILE A COMPLAINT AGAIN. LIGHTS, ILLNESS, INJURIES, RUDE FANS AND NOW MOTHER NATURE DOESNT WANT YOU TO CATCH THE BREWERS. DOESNT LOOK GOOD FOR CARDS. BUT I DO HOPE THE MOTH DIDNT GO DEEP ENOUGH TO DO ANY DAMAGE.



Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: August 23, 2011 7:00 am
 

Holliday leaves game after bug flies in his ear

I thought moths were attracted to light?

It must have seen all the way through the ear canal to the other side...



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: August 23, 2011 12:41 am
 

Holliday leaves game after bug flies in his ear

the trainer should have used a wet/dry vac to get it out


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