18 Observations About Rafael Furcal Tripping On A Rope

On Sunday, Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal tripped over a rope and sprained his thumb, causing him to miss some playing time. I have several things to say about this development -- precisely 18, in fact -- and I invite you to take a look at my hard-hitting analysis after the jump.

  • Sounds like Furcal might be taking a trip to the disabled list.
  • If things like this keep happening, the Cardinals have no chance of playing this fall.
  • This is bad news. The Cardinals are hanging on by a thread as it is.
  • Whoever left it lying there for someone to trip on should be strung up.
  • Looks like the Brewers have the division all knotted up.
  • The Cardinals are sinking fast. Someone throw these guys a line.
  • Well, Furcal is known for being kind of a klutz. He's all thumbs.
  • I think this incident taut him a valuable lesson.
  • At least he wasn't on cable when this happened.
  • Hard to blame him. By the end of a road trip, you'd be pretty frayed too.
  • It's a shame he didn't have a chance to get to the batting cage and lace some line drives.
  • With few options at short, the Cardinals are really walking a thin line.
  • Who says baseball isn't rigged?
  • I think we should cut him some slack.
  • At least Descalso will get some playing time. Every cloud has a silver lining.
  • With Furcal out, the Cardinals' plans have hit a bit of a hitch.
  • Another injury? It's like the Cardinals' season is playing on loop.
  • He's lucky he didn't pull something.
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