Black & blue
Apparently, there are some people who don’t believe Ryan Dempster’s story about how he fractured his big toe. The Chicago Tribune should have a photo of Dempster’s fall over the dugout railing in Wednesday’s paper — the photographer who was at Sunday’s game when the pitcher hurt himself in the freak accident snapped it, not knowing what he had.
And, having seen Dempster’s toe, it is ugly. His right foot is almost all purple from the bruise, there was still some blood under the nail of his big toe, and it’s all swollen. The Cubs can only hope he is a quick healer.
— Carrie Muskat