AJ Burnett Suffers Orbital Fracture of Right Eye


I know this isn’t technically Yankee news, but, love him or hate him, AJ Burnett was a huge part of the team for three years. (Who knows if they win in ’09 without him?) And yesterday he suffered a serious injury in Pirates camp; while attempting to bunt, he fouled the ball up and it hit him in the eye (video below). Today he was diagnosed with an orbital fracture of his right eye and will undergo surgery tomorrow in Pittsburgh.

I hope that AJ makes a full recovery and is able to get back on the field ASAP. I would never wish injury on any athlete (even a Red Sock, a Met or Carl Pavano), and anytime I see a story like this it’s sad. As I’ve said/written numerous times before, I wish AJ Burnett the best of luck in all future endeavors. Just because he didn’t live up to the expectations in New York doesn’t mean he was a bust or a bad signing.

GET WELL SOON, AJ!

All that being said, if you’re an awful human being like I am feel free to check out after the jump where I’ll make some tasteless jokes that will no doubt solidify my special place in hell. If you are not despicable, and actually have a conscience, then please don’t read on. You’ve been warned.

Some of these jokes I have already made on Twitter, some are brand new. I hope they are all funny (they’re not). Enjoy:

  • Anyone else find it ironic that AJ Burnett never missed a start (due to injury) in three years with the Yankees, but is now out before the first spring training game with the Pirates?
  • I have to think that “A Christmas Story” will be one movie that is banned from the Burnett household from now on. You’ll shoot your eye out.
  • Does anybody know the whereabouts of the Yankee Stadium clubhouse door when this AJ injury occurred? Hell hath no fury like a clubhouse door scorned.
  • Looks like AJ will have another black eye to explain to the neighbors.

That’s all I got right now. Feel free to leave your own burns in the comments…or use that section to tell me how bad a person I am.

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