On Wednesday night, Colorado Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez left the team’s game against the Miami Marlins after an unfortunate incident that goes to show why you should probably avoid chewing tobacco — especially when you are out on the diamond and willing to make diving plays.
Gonzalez made a diving effort to haul in a catch due to dizziness.
The cause of the dizziness may very well have been Gonzalez getting a nicotine overload after swallowing his chew on the field.
“I talked to him last night after the game and he assured me he was fine and was going to be all right, so it’s a nice name to write in a lineup,” Colorado manager Walt Weiss told reporters.
“He might’ve swallowed some dip or something. He landed hard, knocked the wind out of himself, swallowed some dip, dehydration, all those things were factors.”
Next time Gonzalez should leave the tobacco out of his mouth until he has a spitter handy. At the very least, toss the dip before leaving your feet.
[H/T: SI Extra Mustard]