Matt Elliott, a pitcher for the Mobile BayBears (the what now?), had a rough game against the Montgomery Biscuits (biscuits?). After giving up a home run in the 8th inning that tied the game, he went to use the bathroom behind the dugout — and got locked inside.
[Elliott] went to the bathroom just behind the visitor's dugout and slammed the door with such force that he broke it. After the BayBears went down in the top of the ninth, Elliott was supposed to go back to the mound but was still in [the ballpark]'s clutches…
The game was delayed for about eight minutes while attempts were made to extricate Elliott in time for him to pitch the ninth. When that failed, the BayBears called Mark Rosen to the mound as stadium personnel continued to try to pry Elliott loose.
Elliott was finally freed after 47 minutes, just as the fire department was on its way. Rosen, meanwhile, gave up a leadoff homer in the 10th that gave the Biscuits a 5-4 win. The lesson here being: hiding in the bathroom at work is an excellent way to let someone else take the fall. That, and people trapped in small spaces is always funny.
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