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This might sound like the MLB equivalent of the classic grade-school excuse of "the dog ate my homework," but these seemingly creative ailments were legitimate and actually led to players missing games.
Topics: Baseball, Bret Barberie, Carlos Zambrano, Clint Barmes, Glenallen Hill, Joel Zumaya, John Smoltz, Marty Cordova, MLB, Phil Niekro, Sammy Sosa, Wade Boggs