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Which brought us here. Three years ago today (which makes it January 2 2010-- no 2009!), Edwin Encarnacion was released from a Dominican hospital, after receiving treatment for facial burns, thanks to an exploding firecracker.
Whether it was a coincidence or not is anybody's guess, but Edwin had a pretty terrible 2010 season after his little incident, culminating in a couple of DFA's and a demotion to the minors. He was mercifully given chance after chance, mostly because AA was busy trading guys away for prospects and the MLB-team wasn't all that good.
Today is also the birthday of former Jays David Cone (50) and Royce Clayton (43).