Chris Sale said he was hospitalized because of an irritation caused by a belly-button ring. Really, that’s his story and sticking to it for now
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 20, 2018
Chris Sale says he’s feeling better.
Asked what caused the stomach illness, he said, “I had irritation from a belly button ring. Constantly taking it in and out caused irritation. Doctors and nurses at MGH were awesome. Things happen. You handle them. And keep moving forward.”
— Jason Mastrodonato (@JMastrodonato) October 20, 2018
The biggest story for the Red Sox going into the World Series is not if they will play the Dodgers or Brewers. It does not have to do anything with what the game 1 lineup is going to look like. Nope, it is not even about the bullpen. The biggest story surrounding the Boston Red Sox right now is, “Does Chris Sale have a bellybutton ring?”
Here we are just relaxing on a Saturday evening after a very stressful few weeks of playoff baseball. Next thing you know, we get a notification on our phones saying, “Chris Sale hospitalized for stomach pain because of an irritation caused by his bellybutton ring.” A bellybutton ring!!! If you told me that Chris Sale was hurt and you gave me one million guesses as for what caused the injury, a bellybutton ring backfire would have never crossed my mind once.
This can’t be true, right? What grown man (nevermind world class athlete) has a bellybutton ring? Survey says… NOBODY. However, if I was a starting pitcher in the MLB, I would go to the mall right now and get my bellybutton pierced. Chris Sale is arguably the best pitcher on the planet and the only thing different between him and the rest of the pitchers in the league is a bellybutton piercing. Look, I am just connecting the dots, the proof is right in front of you.
Sale also was the one who brought this story up, which makes the story even more intriguing. It is not like this was a rumor that he addressed. Instead, he flat out told everyone that he has a bellybutton piercing. Wild move. How many people know about this?! It seems as if Brock Holt has been in on the gig since the jump as he posted this picture earlier this year.
A “believe” tattoo and a bellybutton piercing. A duo that is shared by an MLB All-Star and Becky in Kappa Sig. Does Sale also have a tramp stamp we don’t know about? If so, then that is strike three (get it, baseball jokes). Sale knew the dangers of the bellybutton piercing game when he got into it, so you just take the infection and move on. If this is true or not, it at least provided some comic relief before Redsox fans stay up until midnight watching the World Series acting like they don’t have to go to work in the morning.
P.S. Sale should have gone the Batista and Reggie Miller route and just got a belly button tattoo.
Click here to follow me on Twitter @ty_miller35
Photo: AP Photo/Julie Jacobson