Matt Holliday Moth and the Craziest MLB Injuries of 2011

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Matt Holliday Moth and the Craziest MLB Injuries of 2011
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Matt Holliday had a moth fly into his ear Monday night at Busch Stadium. The moth quickly became lodged in Holliday's right ear canal, and he had to be removed from the game.

After trying to lure the moth out with a light, team trainers were eventually able to extract the still live moth with tweezers. Naturally, Holliday took it home as a souvenir.

This is just the latest strange injury occurrence in the weird world of baseball. In recent years MLB players have been hurt by such nefarious things as a sneeze, a pepper and a Guitar Hero game.

Even an octopus-throwing contest has gone horribly wrong.

This year has been a bit tame by those standards, but the injuries are starting to pile up. Here are the weirdest MLB injuries of 2011.

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