That's right, the 2009 NL Rookie of the Year tore his miniscus while celebrating (video here), and might be out up to 6-8 weeks while the Fish scramble down the stretch to keep their playoffs hopes alive.
"When Wes hit the walk-off, I went to pie him in the face," Coghlan said. "When I jumped, I landed wrong on my knee."
It could happen to anyone creaming a grown man with a pie to the face. And to be fair, the Marlins did have an extremely giddy-making week, one that featured not one -- not two -- not three -- but four games won on the final at-bat, the last thanks to Helms.
Edwin Rodriguez blames the pie, and has banned his Marlins from future shaving cream shenanigans. But perhaps he should blame the walk-off: less than two months ago, Angels first baseman Kendry Morales broke his leg jumping on home plate following his own walk-off homer.
"It's very humbling when the game is taken away and you don't realize it because you play every day," Coghlan said. "If you ever get injured you want to do it while you're out there competing, not when you're celebrating. Emotions get the best of you, you're excited. There's nothing wrong with that, but be a little smarter when you're celebrating a win."
Oh, honey. You're a Marlin now, and the entire organization operates to the Three Stooges theme music. We're not sure there's much you can do to protect yourself from these things.
Janie Campbell is a Florida native who believes in the pro-set and ballpark hot dogs. Her work has appeared in irreverent sports sites around the internet.