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David Freese Nearly Hit With Puck At St. Louis Blues Game

David Freese, the Cardinals' snakebitten young third baseman, who missed parts of last season with two separate leg injuries, a weight-room mishap, and a car accident, was nearly hit by a rare piece of cross-sport hockey gods crossfire Thursday night, when he was nearly struck in the face by an errant puck at a St. Louis Blues game.

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What's crazy about this is that we've already passed the moment in which David Freese's proclivities for injury have become a comical problem in the Cardinals' ongoing infield soap opera. The minute he dropped a weight on his foot while already on the disabled list he became comic relief—now the joke's just gone on too long. 

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Freese attempted to help the man behind him, who actually was hit by the puck. And to that man, I say: Don't let him help you; he can only make things worse. Although... if he's a Cardinals fan and a Blues fan, what honor could be greater than to take on Freese's terrible luck, to allow the Cardinals to have a young, cheap third baseman who isn't going to miss all of next season in a weird tubing accident?

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