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NY Yankees’ Bruney: Of All the Lame Excuses…

Published by on May 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

I’ve heard some pretty terrible excuses in my day: “I forgot;" “The devil made me do it;” and “Baby, I was drunk.”

But to blame an umpire review on an injury? That, my friends, is a first. And it’s total crap.

New York Yankees reliever Brian Bruney cursed an 8 1/2-minute intermission during an umpires’ video review for causing a strained flexor muscle in his right elbow.

The part that makes absolutely no sense about it all is the fact that Bruney was warming up during the April 19 incident (Jorge Posada’s held-up homer) and actually went in and got three out in the eighth.

He didn’t land on the disabled list until April 25, and pitc...

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