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Sunday, April 07, 2013

Braves place Freddie Freeman on DL with oblique strain

Freeman in Plaster of Paris.

The Braves have placed first baseman Freddie Freeman on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained oblique, tweets MLB.com’s Mark Bowman.

Freeman sustained the injury during a workout last Sunday. As Bowman subsequently notes, Freeman is hardly pleased by the decision to deactivate him:

Mark Bowman tweet: Freeman thinks he could play through the pain. He doesn’t understand why the club opted to DL him hours after he was on deck for Upton’s HR

Mark Bowman tweet: Still furious about the decision to put him on the DL, Freeman is in the outfield shagging balls during batting practice.

Freeman’s frustration is understandable and his desire to keep going commendable. But oblique injuries can linger and worsen if pushed, and players aren’t always to be trusted when it comes to their “play through the pain” instincts.

Repoz Posted: April 07, 2013 at 11:29 AM | 85 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 07, 2013 at 11:41 AM (#4406630)
I can only imagine how pissed the team probably is. These stupid idiot ballplayers are getting paid way too much nowadays to injure themselves doing non-baseball activities.
   2. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 07, 2013 at 11:44 AM (#4406633)
Working out is a non-baseball related activity?
   3. Joey B. has reignited his October #Natitude Posted: April 07, 2013 at 11:51 AM (#4406635)
I've lifted weights and worked out in the gym for over 25 years, and I've never once injured myself doing so. These idiots don't know how to work out properly?
   4. Greg K Posted: April 07, 2013 at 12:02 PM (#4406640)
"I've shovelled the snow off of my driveway for years, and I've never once injured myself doing so!"
-Carl Pavano, December 2012

"I've walked through doors (both push and pull!) my whole life and I've never once injured myself doing so!"
- Hunter Pence December 2007

"I've carried a box up a flight of stairs hundreds of times and I've never once injured myself doing so!"
May, 2005

Every daily activity is idiot-proof until it isn't. For whatever reasons baseball players seem to trounce all other sports in terms of picking up injuries in humorous/innocuous ways.

EDIT: I suppose it would be worth putting a Roberto Clemente/Thurman Munson/Cory Lidle line there...but I don't have the heart.
   5. Greg K Posted: April 07, 2013 at 12:20 PM (#4406653)
Interestingly enough I just read in the 2013 Baseball Prospectus that Freeman took up weight-lifting before the 2012 season, never having done it as part of his off-season regimen before.
   6. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: April 07, 2013 at 12:22 PM (#4406654)
Glad this story is posted, because it gives me a place to complain that Yahoo fantasy baseball is sloooooow to put players on the DL. Drives me up a wall.
   7. DA Baracus Posted: April 07, 2013 at 01:45 PM (#4406723)
He's played hurt all week--and played well--but now they decide to DL him? Huh?
   8. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 07, 2013 at 01:48 PM (#4406726)
I've lifted weights and worked out in the gym for over 25 years, and I've never once injured myself doing so. These idiots don't know how to work out properly?


You should totally apply to be a strength and conditioning coach for an MLB team, since you're so obviously superior at training than professional athletes making millions of dollars per year from their body's athletic prowess.
   9. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 07, 2013 at 01:50 PM (#4406727)
Also, we'll note that you completely moved the goalpost from "non baseball activities" to "they don't know how to properly lift," because you're an intellectually dishonest fuctard.
   10. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: April 07, 2013 at 01:59 PM (#4406735)

He's played hurt all week--and played well--but now they decide to DL him? Huh?


He quite visibly tweaked it in the eighth inning yesterday.
   11. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: April 07, 2013 at 02:00 PM (#4406737)
#9 FTW.
   12. DA Baracus Posted: April 07, 2013 at 02:21 PM (#4406762)
He quite visibly tweaked it in the eighth inning yesterday.


Ah. I didn't see last night's game. Thanks.
   13. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 07, 2013 at 02:21 PM (#4406763)
You also have to realize there are about 700 ballplayers lifting weights, and it becomes news if any one of them gets injured doing so. It wouldn't surprise me at all if there was a 1/700th chance of someone getting injured lifting weights over the course of a year.
   14. McCoy Posted: April 07, 2013 at 02:39 PM (#4406780)
A ton of weight machines are dangerous and damaging to the human body which is why CrossFit and stuff like that is gaining in popularity. Though even stuff like that isn't free from injuries. You stress your body and sooner or later you are going to damage something.
   15. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: April 07, 2013 at 03:02 PM (#4406807)
#14 people get injured doing Crossfit too--in part because you have an instructor pushing you and there's a competitive dynamic to it, so people tend to go beyond their limits. There have been complaints about unqualified instructors leading to injuries, too. I'm not knocking it--I've never done it and my wife likes it, but she also knows a few people who have gotten hurt.

Anyway, it's easy to say you've never injured yourself lifting, but unless you're a pro athlete I don't think that statement carries any weight. I've never seriously injured myself in 15+ years of lifting either, but I've tweaked my rotator cuff to the point where I had to stay away from the bench for several weeks. If I were a baseball player, I'd almost certainly have gone on the DL or even have had surgery on it. Who knows what other minor aches and pains that didn't sideline me from my desk job would have been a problem if I was an MLB player?
   16. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 07, 2013 at 05:27 PM (#4406978)
#14 people get injured doing Crossfit too


People get injured slipping in the shower. People get injured picking up their kids. It's a fantastically silly angle to even discuss Freeman's DL stint. If he had been injured riding a motorcycle (Ron Gant, Jeff Kent) in express contradiction to his contract with the team, then yes, the "stupid players doing dangerous non-baseball things" angle is relevant.

Freeman pulled an oblique muscle while training. It happens. Sometimes you pull that muscle swinging a baseball bat. The only reason Joey went with the "stupid player injures himself because he's stupid" bit is because Freeman's a Brave.
   17. Forsch 10 From Navarone (Dayn) Posted: April 07, 2013 at 06:54 PM (#4407093)
I've seriously injured my back twice (serious in the sense of debilitating pain, not surgery or anything). Once was the result of overdoing it on deadlifts. The other time was the result of reaching for a pen.
   18. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 07, 2013 at 07:11 PM (#4407108)
The human body is a weird thing. I once missed two days of work after quickly turning my head to look at the tv and pulling a muscle in my neck.
   19. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 07, 2013 at 08:04 PM (#4407128)
I've reached for pens for over 25 years, and I've never once injured myself doing so. These idiots like Forsch 10 From Navarone don't know how to reach for pens properly?
   20. Forsch 10 From Navarone (Dayn) Posted: April 07, 2013 at 09:21 PM (#4407160)
These idiots like Forsch 10 From Navarone don't know how to reach for pens properly?

To be fair, it's possible I really don't.
   21. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 07, 2013 at 09:39 PM (#4407165)
To be fair to Dayn, the pen did way 325 lbs.
   22. flournoy Posted: April 07, 2013 at 09:56 PM (#4407177)
In just the past two or three years, I have seriously injured my back while running mile repeats, warming up preparing to do something similar, throwing javelin, falling off my unicycle, sleeping, and bending over the bathroom sink.

"Serious" as in laid up for a week to a month. For several months last year I converted my desk at work to a standing desk due to inability to sit down for extended periods.

The activities listed above are not necessarily dangerous, obviously. I just have a bad back. I've had problems with a lumbar disk for almost a decade. I'm okay right now, but I think it's finally time for a chiropractor visit.
   23. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: April 07, 2013 at 11:06 PM (#4407201)

#22, that'll teach you to try to throw a javelin from your unicycle.
   24. bunyon Posted: April 07, 2013 at 11:18 PM (#4407210)
Ah, it's good to know that Chipper left his patented oblique straining weight routine with the Braves.
   25. McCoy Posted: April 07, 2013 at 11:21 PM (#4407212)
#14 people get injured doing Crossfit too

I know.

   26. baerga1 Posted: April 08, 2013 at 02:33 AM (#4407238)
I took a free Crossfit training session a couple years ago as I thought it would help with my triathlon training. I decided not to pursue it because I don't see how people do it WITHOUT hurting themselves. And I am not all that fragile historically..
   27. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: April 08, 2013 at 08:41 AM (#4407277)
In just the past two or three years, I have seriously injured my back while running mile repeats, warming up preparing to do something similar, throwing javelin, falling off my unicycle, sleeping, and bending over the bathroom sink.


Your life sounds awesome.
   28. Rants Mulliniks Posted: April 08, 2013 at 08:48 AM (#4407280)
Lawrie's oblique injury has nagged him for the last 6 months. It was probably worth putting Freeman on the DL, and it would be wise to tell him to sit the #### down and let himself recover rather than trying to be Mr. Invincible Stallion.
   29. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 08, 2013 at 09:01 AM (#4407284)
i have likely led the most physical life of anyone here having been in the service and then farming for a living. you get hurt in all kinds of weird ways. I didn't get seriously hurt when I fell off a grain bin and hit the ground from a 50' fall other than a few bruises and yet when the helping hand pulled the walk up ramp to the trailer out from under me and I fell about 3' I busted my ankle clean in two.

on the first one and since the age range of bbtf will likely get the reference my boys saw the fall on the grain bin and when I actually got up the oldest yelled 'holy sh8t, dad's a bumble'
   30. BFFB Posted: April 08, 2013 at 09:04 AM (#4407285)
My best "comedy" injury was caused by rushing to get out of the shower to answer the door to sign for a delivery and in doing so stuck my foot down the toilet, did the splits, bounced off the rim of the bath and ended up in a crumpled heap on the floor. Then the shower rail came away from the wall and hit me in the face.

This resulted in a badly sprained ankle, bruised testicle and a bloody nose.
   31. zack Posted: April 08, 2013 at 09:22 AM (#4407300)
Well, nobody's going to top #30, so let's just shut the whole place down.
   32. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: April 08, 2013 at 09:38 AM (#4407308)
The only reason Joey went with the "stupid player injures himself because he's stupid" bit is because Freeman's a Brave Joey's a goddamned know-it-all idiot who as usual doesn't have the slightest ####### clue as to what the hell he's talking about.


Much more accurate.
   33. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 08, 2013 at 09:42 AM (#4407312)
obi one

that must have hurt like a sob

yowza
   34. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: April 08, 2013 at 10:14 AM (#4407326)
I blew my shoulder out lying on the couch a few years back. I was watching a ballgame, decided to roll over and fall asleep, and something about the way my arm was positioned under my head caused this horrible crunching -- it made a noise -- and I couldn't raise it above my head for the next few months. Still hurts when I throw. I didn't go to the doctor, of course, because I'm a lazy idiot.

Last week, though, I absolutely wrecked my right hamstring running a Fartlek workout. Starting and stopping -- hard on the ol' bod.
   35. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: April 08, 2013 at 10:47 AM (#4407360)
Worst, longest-lasting backache I ever suffered started when I was bending over to look at a row of rockabilly comps at the record store near my house back in 9/00, a day before I turned 41. You just never know.
   36. if nature called, ladodger34 would listen Posted: April 08, 2013 at 10:55 AM (#4407364)
Just to piggy back (haha) on Dayn's comments, the coupla times I hurt my back pretty badly I was in the process of doing rather mundane tasks. 1st time, I was filling up the dog's water bowl and the hose kinked. Reached down to fix it and blam.. bad back city for a few days. A few years later I was grabbing a trash bag on the bottom shelf of the pantry and bad back again!

Come to think of it, the only time I've hurt my back for a "real" reason was when I was trimming roses in my grandma's yard after she passed. She had these old cement form benches in the garden and It slipped on me.
   37. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 08, 2013 at 10:58 AM (#4407370)
and in the category of strange but true I never have had any back issues. been shot, stabbed, drowned, poisoned, electrocuted, you name it

but nary a back injury
   38. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: April 08, 2013 at 11:06 AM (#4407380)
HW=Rasputin, apparently.
   39. Forsch 10 From Navarone (Dayn) Posted: April 08, 2013 at 11:34 AM (#4407418)
Personally, I'd like to hear about the poisoning.
   40. Rants Mulliniks Posted: April 08, 2013 at 11:34 AM (#4407419)
My best "comedy" injury


It wasn't really an injury per se, but it would have ben hilarious if anyone had seen me try to start the garden tiller while I stupidly had one hand on the spark plug, while standing in damp soil. I yanked the starter cord and it lifted me about a foot off the ground and straightened my body like a board. Getting electrocuted is a really weird feeling.
   41. bigglou115 Posted: April 08, 2013 at 11:36 AM (#4407421)
I've never hurt my back, but I hurt my knee pretty badly in a car wreck one. "Disintegrated" was the term the doctors used. My foot got caught under the dash and when I looked down my toes where pointed 180 degrees from where they were supposed to.

I tore my rotator cuff falling down the stairs once, not a funny story to tell, but I'm sure it was hilarious to see.

Oh, I got it. When I was in college I was having some gastronomical distress. While I was seated on the throne I suffered a bout of vasovagal syncope and fell off, banging my head and getting a concussion.
   42. zack Posted: April 08, 2013 at 11:46 AM (#4407430)
I threw my back out doing the Sosa sneeze once. And the other time, I slipped on some ice but caught myself before falling. In retrospect I should have just fallen, it would have hurt less.

Both times I had abused my back pretty heavily in the days prior, but I was mid 20's at the time.
   43. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 08, 2013 at 11:57 AM (#4407438)
bigg

why didn't you just write that you fainted?
   44. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: April 08, 2013 at 12:04 PM (#4407445)
why didn't you just write that you fainted?


He is a lawyer ...
   45. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: April 08, 2013 at 12:04 PM (#4407446)
been shot, stabbed, drowned, poisoned, electrocuted, you name it

I can almost claim the same, if you skip drowning and accept kind of lame versions of the rest.

The poisoning (uh, food poisoning - like I said, lame versions) was kind of funny, though I think I've mentioned it here before. Woke up in the middle of the night and ran to the bathroom in order to vomit (for the first time in something like 25 years or so), but lost my equilibrium along the way which somehow turns into a head-down, full sprint into a bureau. There was a loud bang and I hit the carpet, expunging bad tomato soup all over the place. Wife wakes up screaming, turns on the light, sees me gurgling on the floor in a pool of red, and wonders if I've been killed.
   46. bigglou115 Posted: April 08, 2013 at 12:04 PM (#4407447)
why didn't you just write that you fainted?


What do you mean? Like, instead of saying vasovagal syncope? Or instead of saying where I was?

I'm not embarrassed. My parents tell that story to everyone, and being a lawyer while my Dad's best friends are judges... There really isn't any shame left. And getting injured doing otherwise routine tasks seems to be the order of the thread, doesn't get much more routine than that.

As to the term, that started back when I still had shame, I thought if I said vasovagal syncope people would think, "Oh, that's a medical condition." At this point its just habit.
   47. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 08, 2013 at 12:06 PM (#4407449)
bigg

just wondering why you wrote the longer version of fainting, that's all. now I understand

wasn't criticizing
   48. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: April 08, 2013 at 12:11 PM (#4407454)
A couple of years back, I tore a tendon in my left ankle stepping down off of a curb onto the street. Ended up having to have it surgically reattached in order to walk right, and it's still not back to 100%.
   49. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 08, 2013 at 12:12 PM (#4407455)
dayn

I worked as the field foreman at a canning company when the hard core stuff was still in use (ddt and the like)

I got nailed a couple of times by the crop duster and twice was sick as a dog for a few days. the funny version was when I sprayed the apple trees at home, told my wife to not pick any apples for 24 hours and god bless her she thought picking apples off the ground was ok (my wife is a sharp person and to this day she doesn't know why she did what she did). anyway, she made an apple pie and when I asked her (after finishing my piece) where she got the apples she looked at me as if I was daft and said, 'why from the apple tree'. and when I pressed she responded that of course she heard me she had picked the apples off the ground not off the tree. I then explained that the chemicals have this nasty habit of falling to the ground she recoiled at what that meant as our two boys still at home had plowed through their pieces in 2 seconds. I figured the time in the oven had broken things down but dang if the boys weren't puking an hour later. and it wasn't in there heads as they were not around for the discussion we had and we were watching them though had not said anything. they were fine the next day.

I, of course, was fine. though I regularly tell folks that my own wife tried to poison me. she hates that story
   50. bunyon Posted: April 08, 2013 at 12:18 PM (#4407462)
Long falls resulting in no injury are really astounding. I have no idea how rare they are but Harveys is the third person I know who has survived a fall that should have killed him.

The first one still makes me mad - not that I wish the poor SOB dead. But he got drunk and fell out a 8th floor dorm and only separated his shoulder. He was a loud, obnoxious drunk, though a decent enough guy sober. However, what makes me mad is that less than 24 hours after this a friend died while swimming, sober, in a lake within 50 feet of a group of other friends. He had an asthma attack, went under and by the time anyone realized he was really in trouble, he was hard to find. It just seems like the first guy should have died and Nate shouldn't have. But, that is the point of this thread, huh? yaneverknow.

The other guy was a Marine who fell 190 feet out of a helicopter onto a steep slope. He wound up in pretty bad shape but said it wasn't the fall, that he was actually okay, relatively, after the fall but the resulting slide down the mountain messed him up good.

Anyway, my guess is that these are outliers and that Freddie Freeman should not try falling scores of feet.
   51. The Polish Sausage Racer Posted: April 08, 2013 at 12:22 PM (#4407466)
Being Mrs Harveys must be trying. god love ya, HW.
   52. Greg K Posted: April 08, 2013 at 12:25 PM (#4407472)
I once had a run of New Years Eve parties where I did something incredibly foolish and/or embarrassing. One year I was making a joke of it, going around loudly proclaiming that I intended to break my arm that night. We ended up going tobogganing, and to this day I have the memory of being at the top of the hill and deciding to go head-first skeleton style...then cut quickly to standing in line at the ER. Apparently I attacked a metal pole with my face. Broken nose, whiplash, and a fairly severe concussion that had me in bed staring motionless at the wall for the next 3-4 days.

My one friend said it looked a lot like a Scooby Doo cartoon, except with blood.

I had a hell of a time topping that the following year.
   53. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 08, 2013 at 12:26 PM (#4407473)
bunyon

you want contrast there was a helping hand in the area about 20 years ago who was tacking up a wreath over the family's front door and was a foot high step stool from the kitchen, fell off backward, hit his head on their walk and died on the spot.

   54. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 08, 2013 at 12:27 PM (#4407474)
polish

well, yes
   55. Bourbon Samurai Posted: April 08, 2013 at 12:32 PM (#4407478)
Ah, Harv is Rasputin, at last explained.

The thing about baseball is that it is a precision sport- you can play through small injuries in other sports that you just can't in baseball. An offensive tackle can go out their with a broken finger. A pitcher or a 1st baseman can't.

EDIT- whoops, coke to gef
   56. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: April 08, 2013 at 12:36 PM (#4407483)
I once fell down the stairs and bashed my head apart. And my shoes came off.
   57. Swedish Chef Posted: April 08, 2013 at 12:44 PM (#4407488)
Ah, Harv is Rasputin, at last explained.

Just so everybody can become as disillusioned as me:
Ironically, Rasputin's Real Life death wasn't at all Rasputinian; the 1916 autopsy report (as discovered after the Cold War and reviewed by American and Russian doctors in 2002) shows that Rasputin was shot in the head with a .455 Webley and died instantly. However, his killers wanted to portray him as a near-indestructible son of Satan, so they made up an elaborate story about how he survived poison, beating, and bullet wounds only to drown in the Neva. Later embellishments by Yusupov (he thought up a new one every time he was short on money) even had Rasputin dying of hypothermia, having attempted to claw through the ice that covered him.*

Link

Not that I blame Rasputin personally for failing to survive a point-blank shot to the head from a .455 Webley. But the myth is a far cooler way to go out.
   58. Bourbon Samurai Posted: April 08, 2013 at 12:50 PM (#4407501)
I dunno that "TV Tropes" is a more reliable source than say, "Cracked" for an account of Rasputin's death.

Also, I am not going to go looking for other sources to preserve the more awesome version for as long as possible.
   59. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: April 08, 2013 at 12:56 PM (#4407505)
Yeah, I've read more than one account of how Rasputin's resistance to death was greatly exaggerated. Like Bourbon, though, I prefer awesomeness over anticlimactic reality.
   60. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: April 08, 2013 at 01:07 PM (#4407515)
Just don't disillusion me about Catherine The Great.
   61. Swedish Chef Posted: April 08, 2013 at 01:34 PM (#4407540)
Just don't disillusion me about Catherine The Great.

She really was great.
   62. Willie Mayspedester Posted: April 08, 2013 at 01:37 PM (#4407546)
But oblique injuries can linger and worsen if pushed


I read this as oblique injuries can linger like women if pushed.

I once had a run of New Years Eve parties where I did something incredibly foolish and/or embarrassing.


I once got drunk and walked home in the rain (about a 20 minute walk) and thought a hot tub would be a good way to fight hypothermia (this was in Santa Cruz California so not death defying cold) and woke up on Jan 1st at 6AM in my parent's hot tub.
   63. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: April 08, 2013 at 01:38 PM (#4407548)

Just don't disillusion me about Catherine The Great.

She really was great.

I hate to be a neighsayer....
   64. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: April 08, 2013 at 01:49 PM (#4407559)
Just don't disillusion me about Catherine The Great.

She really was great.

Cap: tipped.
   65. Rants Mulliniks Posted: April 08, 2013 at 01:59 PM (#4407568)
woke up on Jan 1st at 6AM in my parent's hot tub


What year?

   66. McCoy Posted: April 08, 2013 at 02:14 PM (#4407587)
Hot Tub Time Machine Part Two.
   67. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 08, 2013 at 02:16 PM (#4407593)
post 66

now that's funny
   68. Willie Mayspedester Posted: April 08, 2013 at 02:19 PM (#4407600)
What year?


2004/2005 I think
   69. BFFB Posted: April 08, 2013 at 02:20 PM (#4407602)
obi one

that must have hurt like a sob

yowza


It did sting just a little, though I'm not sure if it was worse than trying to explain why I needed a couple days off work to my boss over the phone...
   70. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: April 08, 2013 at 02:31 PM (#4407613)
Here are two painfully stupid stories:

1. I was folding some flannel bedsheets on a very dry Arizona day. The sheets had just come out of the dryer, so they were really charged with static - all crackly.
While folding, I dropped part of a sheet down to my waist when
*KRAK*
a static charge arced from the sheet, through my shorts, to... to the place where a man really hopes he never gets an electric shock.
It was quite painful, as I recall.

2. One night as a teenager, I was exiting my bathroom when my shoulder touched the metal lampshade of a light hanging off my computer desk. I could practically hear the sizzle when the steel, heated for a good hour by the bulb, met flesh.
Contorting myself in the bathroom mirror, I couldn't get a good look at the wound so I went to get my brother. While walking down a dark hallway, I tripped over our dog, a pug named Marco, startling the #### out of him (*Yelp!*) and causing me to sprain my ankle.
After a short hobble, I got my brother and we went into his bathroom to check out the burn. I opened a cabinet door to get a band-aid, got one then dropped it. As I bent over to pick it up, my brother opened the other cabinet door to get the neosporin. I straightened up
*WHAK*
and clocked myself with the open door. Right on the dome.
I fell to the floor in a heap, then - of all things - farted. A stinky one, too. My brother walked out of the bathroom and shut the door.
Clutching at my ankle and head, shoulder still throbbing, I then was struck with the knowledge God was having a good snicker at my expense.
   71. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 08, 2013 at 02:50 PM (#4407639)
gold star

ouch. that's straight out of laurel and hardy

   72. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 08, 2013 at 02:58 PM (#4407652)
For the record, I know how to kill Harvey. It's a national secret, but if push comes to shove, he's contained.
   73. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: April 08, 2013 at 03:00 PM (#4407655)
Harvey,

Or Three Stooges. Or Final Destination.
   74. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 08, 2013 at 03:00 PM (#4407656)
For the record, I know how to kill Harvey. It's a national secret, but if push comes to shove, he's contained.

Silver bullets?
   75. bunyon Posted: April 08, 2013 at 03:03 PM (#4407660)
Sam, it's only in your head where neck stabbing kills everything.
   76. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 08, 2013 at 03:06 PM (#4407664)
Harvey will set himself at fire when his invitation to the banquet celebrating Ned Yost's manager of the year win comes in mail. Only then will we know peace.
   77. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: April 08, 2013 at 03:10 PM (#4407672)
Derrick Turnbow in the conservatory with the candlestick.
   78. Rants Mulliniks Posted: April 08, 2013 at 03:14 PM (#4407680)
What year?

2004/2005 I think


My question was a more subtle reference to McCoy's #66.
   79. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 08, 2013 at 03:32 PM (#4407697)
sam

all I will say is you better not bring a knife to a gun fight youngster

   80. Austin Posted: April 08, 2013 at 05:03 PM (#4407791)
The only serious injury I've ever had was when I was thirteen years old. For some reason I never quite figured out, my aunt used to rent one of those bouncy castle things for our big family gatherings at Thanksgiving, even when most of us kids were teenagers. But they're still fun even when you're old enough that you're supposed to have outgrown them. So I was bouncing around with my sister (eleven at the time) and generally enjoying myself. Unfortunately, I decided to sit down right when my sister had taken a big jump towards me. She landed squarely on my right forearm. I've managed to forget the huge cracking sound that must have resulted, because when she got up and I looked at my forearm, it was bent at about a 30-degree angle. (The mental image makes me squeamish to this day.)

My family had been conversing in the backyard nearby, and they immediately started freaked out when they saw what had happened. My dad luckily remembered his boy scout training; he straightened my arm most of the way out and fashioned a splint out of a couple of dowels and a towel. I remember being easily the calmest person in the car as we drove to the hospital - the power of shock is amazing. I genuinely don't remember feeling any pain. Well, until we got to the hospital and they put my fingers in this horrible Chinese-finger-trap device to straighten the broken bones and relax the muscles. I metabolize things very quickly, so the morphine they had administered had worn off completely by that point. It was the most excruciating sustained pain I've ever experienced. My memory went mostly blank during the drug-addled portions of the ER stay, but apparently the doctors were trying to persuade me to consider a career in medicine because I was just as nerdy as ever while loopy on morphine.

With a cast extending from my hand to my upper arm, I was still sort of able to write, but the only degrees of freedom I had were in my fingers and my shoulder, which made the process very slow. I often elected to write left-handed instead (and bless their hearts, my teachers never complained about my chicken-scratch left-handed writing). My favorite funny story from the aftermath, though, was in a middle school Science Bowl competition a couple of months after the injury, when one of the questions asked for the names of the two bones in the forearm. I buzzed in with authority using the hand that wasn't in a cast and gave the correct answer (radius and ulna), at which point everyone in the audience, the moderator, the other team, and my teammates all burst out laughing.
   81. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 08, 2013 at 05:28 PM (#4407815)
Austin

great story

   82. Rennie's Tenet Posted: April 08, 2013 at 05:36 PM (#4407827)
My best "comedy" injury was caused by rushing to get out of the shower to answer the door to sign for a delivery


I have a full sized window in my shower. It's the result of a remodelling years ago, but I tell people it's there because deliveries always come when you're in the shower, so I can just leave a note telling them to come around to the side.
   83. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: April 08, 2013 at 06:12 PM (#4407875)
RT

What's the water situation for that window? I've been to a bunch of houses with windows in the shower, and they always eventually get rotted. Obviously, glorious daylight in the shower is a blessed experience (we once had a shower with a skylight, and it was amazing), so i'm wondering what steps you took to circumvent rot.
   84. cardsfanboy Posted: April 08, 2013 at 06:37 PM (#4407911)
The only serious injury I've ever had was when I was thirteen years old. For some reason I never quite figured out, my aunt used to rent one of those bouncy castle things for our big family gatherings at Thanksgiving, even when most of us kids were teenagers. But they're still fun even when you're old enough that you're supposed to have outgrown them.


I think you figured out why for some reason she would rent them.

   85. Cabbage Posted: April 08, 2013 at 06:45 PM (#4407927)
What's the water situation for that window? I've been to a bunch of houses with windows in the shower, and they always eventually get rotted. Obviously, glorious daylight in the shower is a blessed experience (we once had a shower with a skylight, and it was amazing), so i'm wondering what steps you took to circumvent rot.

I'm dealing with this situation now. I'm not sure how far back in the ownership chain you'd have to go to find the responsible party, but my main bathroom has plaster walls, no exhaust fan, and a wooden frame window in the bath. Needless to say, the plaster is bowing out all over the place, the window frame is warped, and I'm pretty sure moisture gets behind into the wall behind the tub. We've showered in the other bathroom since we moved in.

We're gearing up to gut the bathroom, and the plan is to keep the window. However, we'll probably use glass block for the window, and tile over the entire wall and window frame. That should seal up everything nicely, and still allow plenty of natural light into the bathroom. Adding an ehxaust fan will help as well

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