Pittsburgh’s A.J. Burnett had a spot of trouble with the rosin bag on Opening Day

AJ Burnett

AJ BurnettA.J. Burnett’s 2013 season didn’t get off to the greatest of starts yesterday, as the Bucs hurler took the loss after Pittsburgh fell to the Cubs (the Cubs?!?!?) 3-1. It wasn’t all Burnett’s fault—he gave up 3 earned runs in 5 2/3 innings, while striking out 10—as his team only managed three hits and one measly run off Chicago starter Jeff Samardzija, who was brilliant, giving up only two hits and no runs in eight innings of work.

Not only did Burnett’s teammates let him down, so too did the rosin bag, as the thing exploded on the Pittsburgh starter in an impressive cloud of white dust. No word on whether this was some April Fools’ prank played on Burnett by his mates, or just a stroke of bad luck.One thing’s for sure, it made quite the powdery mess.

As for the clean up, insert obligatory Lindsay Lohan joke here.

[Deadspin]

 

About the author: Jeff Greenwell

 

Jeff Greenwell is the writer/editor of Last Angry Fan. Jeff has been known to rock a Speedo while belting out Robert Goulet tunes from his front porch, and in his spare time he enjoys capturing and training feral goats to be his minions. Also known to dig a nice brick of cheese from time to time.

Website: http://lastangryfan.com

 

Editor's Picks

 
 

More Sports

 
 
 
 

Post of the Week

 
 
 
 

Facebook

 
 

Best Of The Web