Chad Billingsley, the de facto ace of the Dodgers' starting staff, broke his left leg and underwent surgery Saturday.
According to various reports, which are pretty vague, Billingsley slipped on some ice in front of his home in Reading, Pa., causing him to break his left fibula. He's expected to be healed in time for spring training.
OK, two questions and one statement:
1. Did Billingsley slip on some ice or did he "slip on some ice." I'm tired of euphemisms when it comes to ballplayer injuries. Come out and say what happened. People are going to talk anyway. You might as well get it out there so you don't have to face so many dumb questions.
2. If he really did slip on some ice, what the hell? He's 24! I slipped and fell on ice when I was a youngster loads of times. I'd pick myself up and be on my merry way. What exactly was he doing when he slipped on the ice?
3. The statement: Colletti, get off your butt and sign Sabathia.