It was an act of frustration that resulted in former Yankees starting pitcher Kevin Brown spending three weeks sitting on the bench and years of ridicule. In the heat of the pennant race, the injury-riddled pitcher finally hit his boiling point during a 3-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles in 2004. Brown took out his frustrations on the clubhouse wall, breaking two bones in his non-pitching hand, benching him for three weeks while the Yankees were struggling to keep ahead of the Red Sox in the AL East division race. Brown came back to finish the season, but Sox fans remember how that year ended. How did Brown describe his self-inflicted injury? “Stupidity.” We couldn’t agree more.
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