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Today In Idiot Gun Owners: Red Sox Prospect Brentz Shoots Self In Leg Cleaning His Gun


Idiotic gun owners aren’t just backwoods rednecks hoarding guns in a rundown shack, basically counting down the days until the meet their end by their own booby-trap. No, they also extend to professional athletes. Enter Boston Red Sox outfielder Bryce Brentz, who shot himself in the leg while cleaning his gun.

Now 24, Brentz was expected to join the Red Sox in spring training this year after three years in the minor leagues. Then Brentz shot himself in the leg while cleaning his gun. Per WEEI’s Alex Speier, the bullet went straight through his leg, coming out the other side. Brentz has called the injury “nothing serious,” but he will still be out until late March.

In 2011, Brentz hit .306 with 30 home runs and a .939 OPS in Single-A in 2011. He then hit .290 with 17 home runs and a .814 OPS between Double- and Triple-A in 2012. With his progress the last two years, the Red Sox had hoped he could compete for a job in the majors this season. Instead, they’ll have to wait and see how far back this bonehead injury will set him back.

[SI.com]



  • Yo

    Gun owners are not typically idiots in my experience. This guy may be an exception.

  • Brian McKeever

    Guess you don’t read the news much.

  • d/g

    Now I’ve been handling, using, and instructing firearms for over forty years.
    I can’t imagine or vision how he “accidentally” shot himself in the leg “cleaning” his shotgun while it was “in his pants”.
    Please provide a drawing or reconstruction for all of us who need to prevent this from re-occuring.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeremy-Rich/100003083948843 Jeremy Rich

    the writer od this atricle can kiss my ass. collecting guns is no different than stamps. ive been aroung guns all my life. never shot yet. leftist propaganda garbage.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1838271748 Tery Tucker

    REALLY Joe!!!! You want me (and others) to read your post, then your going to insult us in the first sentence. You suck.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.sixspeedrt Jay Sixspeedrt

    Where is the author’s follow up article about idiot, milquetoast, quiche-eating pie-in-the-sky government-worshiping liberal wimps that are mindlessly frightened to death of guns?

    Since he likes to paint with a broad brush, I thought I’d help him with the above.

  • Anonymous

    Was I painting with a broad brush? I specifically described “idiot” gun owners, not gun owners in general. Your insecurities did the rest.

  • Anonymous

    I take it you’re one of the people living in a shack in the woods and booby-trapping your own toilet? No? Then why are you mad, I’m obviously not talking about you.

  • Anonymous

    Stamps can’t kill people. But other than that, assuming you aren’t booby-trapping your shack in the woods, I don’t think I was describing you, was I?

  • American Metis

    He IS a dumb redneck from Knoxville, Tn.
    Git yer facts straight, dummy.

  • d/g

    Alright let’s all settle down with the polarity issues.
    I’ve been focused on this and here is what I believe happened;
    1) His firearm was the Rossi “Judge” or variant.
    2) It was loaded with a .45LC round.
    3) He negligently discharged the revolver, probably practicing “quick draw”.
    There are people who should be denied the possession of firearms just as the selected/qualified are allowed to perform trades and professions.
    Folks please use extreme caution with firearms.
    I hate them but they are our nemesis and we are responsible.

  • tek

    Hey Joel it’s your snarky progressive mindset that makes you an arse hole. You are not man enough to own a gun.

  • Gun owner

    Adios. I am no longer a reader of Sports Grid. You’re an uninformed ass wipe Mr. Joe.

  • Nice Deli

    “…counting down the days until the meet their end by their own booby trap…”

    I think you meant until THEY meet their end. Apparently being a smartass is not the same thing as being smart, Joey.

  • Nice Deli

    Generally they are cleaning their pants instead of cleaning their guns. Or cleaning bathrooms for people who are cleaning their guns.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if he would have been called “Idiot” had he been involved in a car accident caused by a degree of lack of concentration.

  • Anonymous

    Are some gun owners really this overly sensitive?

    If I was a cook, and someone wrote and article about an “idiot cook” who burnt himself grabbing a hot pan by accident, I wouldn’t cry foul just because I’m a cook. I would realize that I’m smart enough not to do that, and realize that some other people within my group (cooks in general) are indeed dumb enough to make that stupid mistake.

    I wouldn’t assume he was talking about each and every cook in the whole world, myself included, and think he was calling us all dumb… just a small segment within the collective.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1838271748 Tery Tucker

    yeah come to my shack and use the outhouse…ill even leave you toilet paper.


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