June 22, 2005


Korea bans baseball cabbage pitch (BBC)

South Korea's baseball authorities have banned a star pitcher from wearing frozen cabbage leaves in his cap to keep cool during games.

The Korean Baseball Association met in special session after cabbage leaves twice fell from Park Myung-Hwan's cap live on television.

After two hours, the committee ruled that cabbage was a "foreign substance" and therefore banned from the field.

Players may now only wear cabbage by presenting a doctor's note in advance.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 22, 2005 11:10 PM

There's a quip about Cabbage Patch Kids in there somewhere, but darn if I can find it.

Posted by: Mike Morley at June 23, 2005 5:50 AM

That surely gives new meaning to "a head of cabbage."

Posted by: Dorothy Judd at June 23, 2005 6:40 AM

Actually, I was thinking of the Cabbagehead character from Kids in the Hall.

Posted by: RC at June 23, 2005 7:03 AM
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