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Pizza Parlor Incident Fells Seattle's Russell Branyan

Larry Larue of the Tacoma News Tribune writes that Russell Branyan of the Seattle Mariners was injured while eating dinner at a pizza parlor with his son. Seriously.

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“On the off day last week, I took my family to a pizza parlor,” Branyan said. “They had plastic chairs, and after we’d eaten, my little guy had kicked one of his flip flops off.

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“I was sitting on the edge of the chair, leaning down to pick it up, and the chair slid out from under me on the cement floor. I landed right on my tail bone.”

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Thanks to a lengthy career in baseball, Branyan has mastered the art of walking and chewing gum at the same time. With a little more practice as a parent, no doubt he will be able to sit and eat simultaneously as well.