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That was no malaprop: Angels reliever Joe Smith really was throwing up
That was no malaprop: Angels reliever Joe Smith really was throwing up

A baseball broadcaster will usually get a good laugh or end up on some blooper reel when he inadvertently says a reliever is “throwing up in the bullpen,” but Monday night, it was actually true. As Angels closer Joe Smith warmed to enter in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees, he “got sick and threw up in the bullpen,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “He was up and loose, but he ate something that made him sick, so we made a decision not to use him.” Deposed closer Ernesto Frieri was already throwing during the eighth, so it didn’t take long for him to get loose for the ninth. The right-hander struck out No. 3 batter Jacoby Ellsbury and...

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