An Imposing Jar of Mayonnaise Got the Best of Mark Buehrle's Thumb

A few hours before Mark Buehrle’s debut start with the Marlins on Opening Day last Thursday, the former White Sox pitcher managed to slice the thumb on his pitching hand while opening a jar of mayonnaise.

“I came in to make a sandwich and they said ‘You know we have people who can make sandwiches for you,'” Buehrle said. “(I said) ‘I’m a grown man, I can make my own sandwich.’ It was just a complete freak thing.”

The immediate question that comes to mind is, has Hellmann’s changed their packaging to something far more aggressive? Has the signature plastic blue lid been bedazzled with shark teeth?

Perhaps the lightweight, squeezable bottle is more Buehrle’s speed, though I do give the guy credit for making his own sandwich. Plus, there’s just no way a stadium employee could possibly guess the proper pickle distribution he prefers on said sandwich.

Buehrle is scheduled to make his next start this Thursday in Philadelphia.

[via Fish Tank; photo via Getty]

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