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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Josh Outman hits Rockies’ DL after excessive vomiting

“Josh Outman is throwing up in the Rockies’ bullpen.”

The Colorado Rockies placed Outman on the disabled list with a strained oblique muscle reportedly caused by violent vomiting.

Outman’s brother said on Twitter that he got food poisoning at a Denny’s restaurant.

Guapo Posted: April 04, 2012 at 12:42 PM | 53 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: April 04, 2012 at 01:06 PM (#4096610)
What was Denny's public comment to all of this?
   2. Greg K Posted: April 04, 2012 at 01:08 PM (#4096615)
Where exactly is the line between acceptable vomiting and excessive vomiting?
   3. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: April 04, 2012 at 01:10 PM (#4096618)
"in the bowl" - Acceptable

"on your friend's shirt" - Excessive
   4. zonk Posted: April 04, 2012 at 01:10 PM (#4096619)
Where exactly is the line between acceptable vomiting and excessive vomiting?


I believe it's the same line between call and well drinks...
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 04, 2012 at 01:13 PM (#4096622)
Detectives believe the Moon-over-My-Hammy was involved.
   6. Dale Sams Posted: April 04, 2012 at 01:14 PM (#4096623)
TMI, but what the hey, this is BBTF...some people, usually women, throw up with as much fanfare as a stifled fart. And some people, like myself, sound like a dying elephant. I can easily see how a muscle was injured.
   7. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: April 04, 2012 at 01:17 PM (#4096628)
"Face it, Kent. You threw up on Dean Wormer"
   8. LionoftheSenate (Brewers v A's World Series) Posted: April 04, 2012 at 01:18 PM (#4096632)
Detectives believe the Moon-over-My-Hammy was involved.


Turns out Outman gave up a grand slam.
   9. JoeC Posted: April 04, 2012 at 01:18 PM (#4096633)
Oh, man, just a little too late to be immortalized. But they've already got Kevin Mitchell on there, at least.
   10. Blubaldo Jimenez (OMJ) Posted: April 04, 2012 at 01:18 PM (#4096635)
Where exactly is the line between acceptable vomiting and excessive vomiting?


Probably somewhere before the shamit. Or voop, if you will.
   11. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: April 04, 2012 at 01:19 PM (#4096638)
   12. Random Transaction Generator Posted: April 04, 2012 at 01:23 PM (#4096643)
When I was struck down by the norovirus a few years ago, the repeated vomiting for almost 12 hours straight left me with a pulled muscle in my stomach and my back.
   13. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: April 04, 2012 at 01:27 PM (#4096650)
Not a good day for pitchers traded by the A's this winter.
   14. Craig in MN Posted: April 04, 2012 at 01:31 PM (#4096653)
Turns out Outman gave up a grand slam.


Winner!
   15. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 04, 2012 at 01:31 PM (#4096654)
When I was struck down by the norovirus a few years ago, the repeated vomiting for almost 12 hours straight left me with a pulled muscle in my stomach and my back.

We can pretty well guess what muscle you were NOT pulling during that episode. That sounds positively horrible.

   16. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 04, 2012 at 01:32 PM (#4096656)
Guapo, how many years were you waiting to use that intro?
   17. zonk Posted: April 04, 2012 at 01:33 PM (#4096657)
Since this would seem to be a vomit thread, I'll share my one and only story of excessive vomiting...

Now, I'm generally NOT a hurler - I firmly believe that if you bought/poured it/it was brought to you - it is your absolute duty to keep it down. Your vomit reflex knows nothing of alcohol poisoning - you have to trust your heart.

Back in 1998, a friend and I woke up early on a Saturday and decided to take in a ballgame -- two ballgames, in fact, as we had a glorious doubleheader in front of us. We scalped a couple $10 bleacher seats - the bleachers not having been overrun into a Trixie wasteland at that time. Jeremi Gonzalez tossed a beauty in one of the two games - I'm assuming the first, because I have zero recollection of the other. We made friends with a visiting group of San Franciscans and spent the afternoon drinking beer, watching baseball, and denigrating each others' fair cities, baseball squads, and eventually, drinking capacity.

The honor of Chicago, indeed, the entire midwest, on the line - we adjourned after the second to Murphy's across the street to settle the matter. Now, at Murphy's -- you can get cans of beer unopened -- which allowed us to have a couple of shotgun races, won handily by Team Chicago. When we teased the visitors about whether they'd prefer to change race mediums to a nice Zima or perhaps a white zin -- they suggested we make it interesting, with the following rounds of shotgunning to be followed by the losing side purchasing an additional round of shots (Jack, if memory serves) for the winning side. Two more rounds were handily won by Team Chicago when it suddenly became clear why the leader of the opposing side wasn't as upset about losing as he should have been.

Turning to the bar to foolishly set up the next race - my stomach suddenly made me aware that both the volume and mixture of beverages were beyond physical capacity, and a forced release would be immediately necessary. I pleaded with it to find room - expel a spleen, a kidney, anything else. I slammed my hand over my mouth to show that I meant business. But the stomach wants what the stomach wants -- and out it came, through my tightly closed fingers covering my mouth. My buddy still insists to this day that I had more than enough distance to hit the back wall of the bar. The episode over, I asked the unhappy bartender if he preferred I waited for a bouncer to bounce me or if I should head towards him of my own accord.

The next clear memory was sitting at a dirty hole in the wall bar called the L&L (still open! Belmont & Clark), and my friend awakening me with a "We need to go, there's this woman with no teeth asking me to leave with her and I'm starting to consider it."

...I think that's my favorite memory from my 2nd liver.
   18. Lassus Posted: April 04, 2012 at 02:07 PM (#4096708)
Now, I'm generally NOT a hurler - I firmly believe that if you bought/poured it/it was brought to you - it is your absolute duty to keep it down. Your vomit reflex knows nothing of alcohol poisoning - you have to trust your heart.

SISKO IS FORCE-FEEDING YOU ONIONS IN THE EVERGLADES, ZONK.
   19. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: April 04, 2012 at 02:10 PM (#4096720)
Every time I think I've heard about every possible sports injury under the sun, something new happens. This is the first time I've ever heard of a person vomiting so excessively that he strains his oblique.
   20. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: April 04, 2012 at 02:42 PM (#4096763)
Vomit story:

I was in Brunei in the summer of 2010. There is absolutely #### all to do there, and booze is illegal, so we went out to eat. I was there for a few days and had been to basically every restaurant in the city, so I made a repeat visit on my last evening. Had some nice stewed beef, and drank a local sort of bubblegum drink.

Got back to the hotel, and worked out for awhile, which was surprisingly difficult. Go to bed early since I have a 5:45 am flight.

At two am, I wake up and profusely vomit. Thinking it's all gone, I go back to sleep.

at 4:30 I wake up to go to the airport. I have a number of flights ahead of me, since there's not much leaving Brunei.

I get on the 5:45 am flight to Kotah Kinabalu in Malaysia, where I was planning to sit on the beach for a few hours before having lunch and then continuing on my way.

But halfway through the flight I get the shakes and start vomiting into one of those little paper bags. Two middle aged women I know are on the flight, going to KK on vacation. They take pity on me, and they take me with them to their hotel and check me into a dayroom. These ladies work for big oil and this is the nicest hotel room I have ever been in in my life. Incredible, sweeping views of the bay. All I do is vomit in it. I order some congee, thinking I could keep it down. I can't. I consider staying, but this hotel is expensive, and these ladies aren't going to buy me a hotel room for free, if you get my drift.

My flight is scheduled for 4 pm. I manage to recover enough to convince myself I can get the hell out of there. I get on the flight to Kuala Lumpur, which is miserable, but I manage to survive. In the airport, I throw up about twelve times. I try to eat a little chocolate bar with cornflakes in it, which still makes me throw up, but I sense some of it stays down. I get on my next flight after sitting with my head down for hours.

I arrive into Bangkok a little before midnight, go straight to my hotel, and throw up a final time.

Final totals: Vomited in four cities in three countries in the space of eighteen hours.
   21. Dale Sams Posted: April 04, 2012 at 02:54 PM (#4096782)
I find it amazing that the period of time between deciding to give up fighting the urge to hurl and 'get your ass moving..no run dude' is very, very small.
   22. depletion Posted: April 04, 2012 at 02:58 PM (#4096788)
Some vomiting sickness rules:
1) Don't eat anything. Drink water or Gatorade-type drinks.
2) If you wake up with vomit on your shoes/clothing and can't remember how, don't do the activity of the previous night any more.
3) Don't go for the sink, always the toilet.

Regards,
Tim
   23. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 04, 2012 at 03:00 PM (#4096790)
I find it amazing that the period of time between deciding to give up fighting the urge to hurl and 'get your ass moving..no run dude' is very, very small.


I had food poisoning last summer. For about 2 hours after I drank this Odwalla juice at lunch, I kept burping, then I started sweating and didn't feel well, but in no way did think I was gonna throw up. At 2PM I decided to just go home for the day. I'm on the bus, feeling clammy and queezy (just a bit) on the ride home. The bus is packed and the woman sitting next to me has bad breath. At one point I think I feel like I'm going to throw up (but not really, you know how that is). So I stand up, the lady moves all pissed off and I walk to the front of the bus because now I know I'm going to throw up. The bus is all of 50 feet from a bus stop and I tell the driver I'm going to throw up. We're stopped in traffic. All he has to do is open the door... Then he says, "Can you hold it?" Nope. I cover my mouth, and like zonk throw up through my fingers all over the floor near the front door. I heave three times, the last one as the bus pulls into the stop. As I'm standing there, the driver says, "You OK?" And at this point I feel pretty good. I offer to clean it up, but he doesn't want me to. I try to get off and he makes me use the back door. I get off and proceed to vomit 3 more times, violently. I walk home, puke a couple of more times and that's that.

I don't drink Odwalla juice anymore.
   24. Kurt Posted: April 04, 2012 at 03:02 PM (#4096795)
Where exactly is the line between acceptable vomiting and excessive vomiting?


I believe it's the same line between call and well drinks...


I figured it was basically the same line that separates humor from tragedy.
   25. Greg K Posted: April 04, 2012 at 03:05 PM (#4096798)
If you wake up with vomit on your shoes/clothing and can't remember how, don't do the activity of the previous night any more.

I once vomited all over several pairs of shoes that had been left outside a porch door. They turned out to belong to a group of Kenyans who were sitting on the porch watching me do it. I don't like to generalize, but I consider myself very lucky that Kenyans have a good sense of humour.
   26. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 04, 2012 at 03:06 PM (#4096801)
Final totals: Vomited in four cities in three countries in the space of eighteen hours.

Unless someone has a time portal vomit story, I think we have a winner!
   27. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: April 04, 2012 at 03:10 PM (#4096810)
My only stories of personal vomiting don't hold a candle to Piehole's, BourbonSamurai's, or zonk's.

I do rather fondly remember an episode during college where I was one of two people actively puking in trash cans in one room while another puked in a bathroom just outside. Someone arrived at the apartment, briefly surveyed the scene and declared with exquisite joy: "I LOVE COLLEGE!"

Our college newspaper had a yearly reader's poll that included a question about the best euphemism for vomiting. Always loved combing through those responses, with "Shouting at your shoes," "Liquid scream," and "Delivering street pizza" being some of my personal favorites.
   28. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: April 04, 2012 at 03:14 PM (#4096814)

Outman indeed.

I think you can tell whether or not you have a drinking problem if you've vomited over x number of times in your life. I'd put it around 17.
   29. thetailor Posted: April 04, 2012 at 03:36 PM (#4096841)
Turns out Outman gave up a grand slam.
I don't think this is getting the recognition that it deserved. This is a historic and hilarious triple-pun. I don't usually nominate Primeys, but when I do...
   30. DA Baracus Posted: April 04, 2012 at 03:44 PM (#4096852)
You can't dust for vomit.
   31. zonk Posted: April 04, 2012 at 03:50 PM (#4096858)
I don't drink Odwalla juice anymore.


Oh wow, I couldn't do that... It's outrageously expensive, but their OJ is like liquid cocaine. Man, I love that stuff.
   32. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 04, 2012 at 03:55 PM (#4096866)
I think you can tell whether or not you have a drinking problem if you've vomited over x number of times in your life. I'd put it around 17.


I don't think that's true. (Denial!) Some people just don't have a tolerance for it. I usually make myself throw up if I know I'm going to anyway. It stops the room from spinning and I know I won't be waking up to throw up.
   33. zonk Posted: April 04, 2012 at 03:57 PM (#4096873)
I think you can tell whether or not you have a drinking problem if you've vomited over x number of times in your life. I'd put it around 17.




I don't think that's true. (Denial!) Some people just don't have a tolerance for it. I usually make myself throw up if I know I'm going to anyway. It stops the room from spinning and I know I won't be waking up to throw up.


Heh... well, it's certainly better for you than Bon'ing (Bon Scott/John Bonham) it.

The problem is that despite what Varsity Blues tried to teach us, puke and rally just does. not. exist.
   34. Monty Predicts a Padres-Mariners WS in 2016 Posted: April 04, 2012 at 04:06 PM (#4096883)
I don't drink, but I've vomited a lot. I'm pretty good at it! At one point in my youth, I could vomit on command just by tensing my stomach and throat muscles the right way.

I mean, not that the command "Hey, Monty! Vomit for us!" was all that common.
   35. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: April 04, 2012 at 04:13 PM (#4096889)
Final totals: Vomited in four cities in three countries in the space of eighteen hours.

Unless someone has a time portal vomit story, I think we have a winner!


Well, I once vomited in three states in a span of 4 hours. Back in my Air Force instructor days. On a weekend cross country, partied hard in Ft Walton Beach, FL on a Saturday night. The next morning, we are scheduled to fly from there to Little Rock, and then to Oklahoma City. After flight planning, I go into the bathroom to vomit just before heading out to the plane. I then proceed to vomit in Little Rock operations on the stopover, and then Tinker (OKC) operations after the second leg. Fortunately my student was pretty capable, because I was worthless that day.
   36. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: April 04, 2012 at 04:19 PM (#4096896)
Final totals: Vomited in four cities in three countries in the space of eighteen hours.

Unless someone has a time portal vomit story, I think we have a winner!


I lost about ten pounds. I came home and my wife (then girlfriend) was like, "What the hell happened to you?" I explained and she said, "well, you look great! do it again next time!"
   37. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: April 04, 2012 at 04:37 PM (#4096918)
I don't think that's true. (Denial!) Some people just don't have a tolerance for it. I usually make myself throw up if I know I'm going to anyway. It stops the room from spinning and I know I won't be waking up to throw up.
Hangover is also less punishing, in my experience.
   38. Cabbage Posted: April 04, 2012 at 04:58 PM (#4096941)
Our college newspaper had a yearly reader's poll that included a question about the best euphemism for vomiting. Always loved combing through those responses, with "Shouting at your shoes," "Liquid scream," and "Delivering street pizza" being some of my personal favorites.


Small point of personal pride: In February, I worked "worship the porcelain god" into a conversation with a Russian Orthodox Bishop.
   39. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: April 04, 2012 at 06:10 PM (#4097000)
I've been known to go for years without vomiting, but these days it's almost always brought on by excessive coughing, either shortly before work (hmmmm ...) or in the middle of the night. That's usually a sign that I've got walking pneumonia again, I guess.
   40. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: April 04, 2012 at 06:12 PM (#4097002)
I'd love to know if the Little Rock daily runs this one, given the publisher's proscription against any & all uses of the word "vomit." Then again, at least when I was there ('85-'88, then '90-'01), the guys in sports tended to ignore mandates from on high.
   41. Karl from NY Posted: April 04, 2012 at 06:56 PM (#4097048)
This thread needs the "Projections" tag badly!
   42. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: April 04, 2012 at 06:57 PM (#4097049)
Hangover is also less punishing, in my experience.


TRUTH!

The problem is that despite what Varsity Blues tried to teach us, puke and rally just does. not. exist.


I don't know if this means puke and then keep drinking or just puke and you'll feel better. I couldn't do the former, but I always feel better after drinking too much and then puking. I get a very mild "runner's high." Makes falling asleep much easier.

The very worst thing that has happened as I age though is not the feeling sick after drinking, its the feeling unbearably hot in bed. I sweat like crazy.
   43. johnseal Posted: April 04, 2012 at 07:04 PM (#4097063)
I am constantly amazed by stories like this one, where highly paid professionals eat at crappy chain restaurants and then suffer the consequences. At least move up to Red Lobster, Mr. Outman!

   44. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: April 04, 2012 at 07:20 PM (#4097106)
I don't eat at Denny's. Food poisoning twice at two different restaurants in two different states back in 1979.

Me, I can hold a grudge.
   45. LionoftheSenate (Brewers v A's World Series) Posted: April 04, 2012 at 07:23 PM (#4097117)
#20 was very entertaining. I'd buy that book.
   46. bigglou115 Posted: April 04, 2012 at 09:23 PM (#4097325)
I'd love to know if the Little Rock daily runs this one, given the publisher's proscription against any & all uses of the word "vomit." Then again, at least when I was there ('85-'88, then '90-'01), the guys in sports tended to ignore mandates from on high.


Nope, didn't make it.

This one time, about a month ago, my stomach was giving me fits. No alcohol involved at all, but after about five minutes I found myself on the floor of the bathroom with a bruise on my forehead where I'd apparently bounced off the toilet. Needless to say I was worried. Apparently I was throwing up with so much force that my muscles were too busy to do the whole breathing thing.
   47. Delino DeShields & Yarnell Posted: April 05, 2012 at 11:38 AM (#4097845)
My buddy and I stayed out all night in Chicago when they only did wristbands the night before they announced the winning number to line up for single game tickets. At four in the morning with not much else to do, stopped at an all night diner for breakfast. I had an omellette and it came back with a fairly dark hair in it. My buddy is more...fastidious.. than I - I just sereptitiously pulled it out and ate on without telling him. Driving home 3 hours later, I felt that 'oh no' feeling and turned to him with index finger pressed to my lips. He pulled over and I deposited my breakfast. I knew it was just because I was over tired (does any one else get that - fatigue-induced vomiting?). I only told him the breakfast details later, mostly just to gross him out - he of course to this day contends that was the source of my queasiness.
   48. villageidiom Posted: April 05, 2012 at 12:14 PM (#4097900)
I knew it was just because I was over tired (does any one else get that - fatigue-induced vomiting?).
Yes.

I went through a bout of stomach ailments throughout the first half of... 2008? I don't remember what year, but not that long ago. Seems like every 3 weeks I'd go through it, sometimes a couple times a week. It was stress-related, but part of the stress on my body was lack of sleep and slight dehydration.

One thing I learned through that period was that if I brought a large glass of water to the bathroom with me, and sipped that while I, uh, waited, it tended to help the symptoms. On some occasions it helped the nausea go away. Both lack of sleep and lack of hydration can wreak havoc on your body, and the combination is unpleasant. Having food but no water to aid in digestion can also have poor effects.
   49. Tuque Posted: April 05, 2012 at 01:19 PM (#4097998)
The last time I puked after drinking was a couple of years ago. It was the next morning (it's always the next morning for me - I never feel sick when I go to sleep, only when I wake up). I took the subway home, and subways when you're feeling queasy are awful. I got to my apartment, and decided I needed to take a shower - turned it on, got in, sat down, and then just honked all over myself.

It clogged the drain.

I have never felt as desperately sorry for myself as I did at that moment, as I sat, naked, hot, and nauseated, in a rank, steadily-rising pool of my own vomit, individually pushing pieces of my previous night's dinner down the shower drain.
   50. depletion Posted: April 05, 2012 at 04:24 PM (#4098686)
I have never felt as desperately sorry for myself as I did at that moment, as I sat, naked, hot, and nauseated, in a rank, steadily-rising pool of my own vomit, individually pushing pieces of my previous night's dinner down the shower drain.


Here's to the winners, lift up the glasses
Here's to the battle, whatever it's for
To ask the best of ourselves then give much more
   51. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: April 05, 2012 at 06:11 PM (#4098901)
I puked in the Yale Bowl during a Harvard at Yale game. (more than once, same game.)
   52. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: April 05, 2012 at 06:32 PM (#4098912)
One time, an ex-GF and I both got kinda hammered, and when we got home, she went to take a shower.
While she was in the shower, we both started throwing up - her in the tub, me in the toilet.
A beautiful little bonding moment.
   53. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 05, 2012 at 07:30 PM (#4098977)
When I was partying the night before my college graduation, I had to hurl so in my drunken rush to the bathroom I slipped and fell and hit my head on the toilet bowl. The following morning I received my degree in front of my loving parents with a fresh black eye.

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