Reds pitcher Dontrelle Willis left the spring game today against the Cubs when he stepped on a bat while backing up home plate. He sprained his right ankle. Willis, who should be pretty good by now in backing up home plate, will miss a few days as he battles to win a spot in the Cincy bullpen.
Andy Cornell, my trusty radio sidekick, loves these stories. It gives him a chance to attack baseball players as soft and non-athletic. I must say, it is hard to disagree with him at times.