Thursday, June 28, 2007


]I haven't mentioned this, because I didn't think it would affect anyone's life one way or another, but it has, so now I mention it. I'm back to playing softball with The Wife's company. Even though we got our butts handed to us on Wednesday night, it's much more enjoyable this time around than a few years back.

However, I'm a few years older than I was a few years back, and as a result I'm feeling some pain. I'm not looking for sympathy, I'm just pointing out why there was no radio show Thursday (hopefully there will be one before the day-night doubleheader on Friday - look for it around 10:30am at, and why I won't be back here until possibly Monday night.

Thanks to WebMD for sponsoring the injury update:

You see above three injuries worth noting:

1) This is the biggie - I wore sneakers, which is stupid. I should have worn cleats. But it's softball, I thought, why should I wear cleats!? This is why. Every time I hit the grass in my non-tread sneakers, I fall down. Bad. (See number three.) But I insisted on wearing the sneakers, not the cleats, and I overran first base on a ground ball (I was out), and when I hit the grass, my legs went out from under me, and I felt extreme pain in my left thigh. I think I pulled a muscle - which I've never done before, so I'm not sure what that would feel like. But if I had to imagine what it would feel like, this would be it. So I'm going to diagnose number 1 as a pulled muscle. It hurts to really does.

2) This was a weird one. I play third base, and a girl hit the ball over the left fielder's head - she was going for a triple. She got to third about the same time as the ball, and I tried to make a tag, reaching out for the ball with my left arm, then sweeping it back, fast, to make the tag. Ouch. I guess I haven't ever moved my left shoulder like that in my life. I thought I pulled it out of its socket. I nearly fainted. But the initial blinding pain went away quickly enough to let me continue playing, I avoided the embarrassment of being the first person to ever have an injury so severe he/she fainted during a softball game, and now it's just sore.

3) This was a holdover from last week, and I blame this on the sneakers as well. I went to the backhand to field a grounder, deep at third, so I was on the grass. And the trusty ol' sneakers gave out. I put my glove hand down to brace my fall, and must have sprained my thumb. This one hurt less because we won the game...but it's still lingering. We're now at 8 days - but I'm almost better, thanks for asking.

So, again, not asking for your sympathy here. I just wanted to fill you in on the injury news. The good news is that I got my car back, repaired, Thursday morning. The bad news is I should be entering my prime, a week shy of my 29th birthday...and yet, I'm nursing injuries from a softball game. It's 7:30pm, and I have to go to bed.


dave in brighton said...

I too have been playing softball, though I've managed to avoid the litany of injuries that have beset Johnnymets. All while batting .412. Slugging .412 as well, so take it for what it's worth.

the wife said...

you forgot to circle your entire body for your bruised ego when that girl beat your tag at third.

Southern Bureau said...

I can not stop laughing. I really don't know what to say.