Joel Zumaya , pitcher for last season’s American League champion team the Detroit Tigers, was actually sidelined for three games of the ALCS because of playing too much Guitar Hero.
“During the radio interview, Dombrowski said the Tigers’ athletic training staff discovered that Zumaya’s forearm pain was more consistent with the action of a guitar player than a baseball pitcher. The Tigers asked Zumaya to stop playing the video game, and he did. Zumaya then pitched pain-free during the World Series, and went 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA in three appearances.”2007 Reason:
Joel Zumaya gives up in the 8th inning