Lame and Weird Excuses

Clint Barmes
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Clint Barmes

The Rockies shortstop broke his collarbone in 2005 and said he'd fallen on a flight of stairs while carrying "groceries" up to his apartment. It turned out that he was actually carrying deer meat after a day of hunting at teammate Todd Helton's ranch. "I just didn't think it was right to bring Todd Helton into something like this," Barmes told the Denver Post.

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