Closer David Aardsma won't be available tonight in Kansas City because a boil on his butt has done what hitters usually can't - knocked him out of the game.
The boil has been bothering Aardsma for days, but Wednesday it reached the point where the pain of sitting, moving, even dressing it was agonizing, so Aardsma had it lanced.
his Seattle Mariners teammates were supportive and sympathetic - they gathered round him to take photos of the boil with their cell phones.
"He's day-to-day," manager Don Wakamatsu said.
What causes a boil? Among other things, an ingrown hair can do you in. With a little luck, Aardsma and his repaired bum will be ready to return to the mound tomorrow.