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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.
Baseball, Bret Barberie, Carlos Zambrano, Clint Barmes, Glenallen Hill, Joel Zumaya, John Smoltz, Marty Cordova, MLB, Phil Niekro, Sammy Sosa, Wade Boggs