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NIGHTMARE PUTS BLUE JAY OUT OF ACTION

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You could say Glenallen Hill of the Toronto Blue Jays got caught in a spider's web.

Hill had a lot of explaining to do on Saturday. He missed Toronto's 4-2 victory over Seattle because he injured himself Friday night trying to escape imaginary spiders in a nightmare."I have a phobia about spiders," Hill said. "In the nightmare, I was trying to get away from spiders."

Hill said he bounced off a wall and climbed up the 10 stairs in his apartment.

"When I woke up I was on a couch and my wife, Mika, was screaming, `Honey, wake up!' " he said.

Realizing that his story seemed a little unbelievable, he offered to bring the reporters to his home to see the blood stains and marks.

Hill, who arrived at the SkyDome on crutches, was treated in a hospital and at the ballpark by a trainer. He had cuts on his toes, elbows and carpet burns on his knees and is out indefinitely.