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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Price loses battle with towel, hurts neck

It’s happened before, too. Maybe Price needs lessons in how to towel off:

While toweling off his head the Rays left-handed pitcher hurt his neck.

What’s more, it was the third time Price suffered the injury since last spring training.

“I was drying my head off after the second inning. It’s happened to me two times before. I catch the back of my head and it pulls my head forward,” Price said. “I felt it in the back of my neck.”

Mike Emeigh Posted: March 08, 2012 at 05:03 PM | 35 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Lassus Posted: March 08, 2012 at 05:21 PM (#4077144)
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   2. Steve N Posted: March 08, 2012 at 05:23 PM (#4077145)
Well said.
   3. Randy Jones Posted: March 08, 2012 at 05:26 PM (#4077147)
So I am guessing Price saw the David Robertson story and decided to one up him.
   4. zonk Posted: March 08, 2012 at 05:29 PM (#4077149)
I was doing this thing that has injured me twice before so I decided to do it again. Obviously, the TB towels arrived in camp in the best shape of their lives.
   5. just plain joe Posted: March 08, 2012 at 05:34 PM (#4077154)
Towel boy, Mr. Price needs to see you in the dugout, stat.
   6. terry312 Posted: March 08, 2012 at 05:34 PM (#4077155)
How does this even happen? Does Price have significantly different hair than the rest of us?

And while we're here, I completely shaved my head once to see what it was like. (Now God is doing it for me...) The three things that were the most different were toweling off after a shower, swimming, and sleeping on a pillow. You don't know how much you rely on your hair as a buffer until it's gone.
   7. Demitri Krotchliknioff Posted: March 08, 2012 at 05:50 PM (#4077168)
Has to be a clubhouse prank. Some must have put pinetar on his towel.
   8. Morty Causa Posted: March 08, 2012 at 05:51 PM (#4077169)
There's a possibility it's not the towel, or the toweling, but the neck.
   9. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: March 08, 2012 at 05:57 PM (#4077176)
Said manager Joe Maddon: “David might need better technique when it comes to toweling himself down. He’s been doing it for 26 years now. Apparently he doesn’t have it down yet.”


It's too bad Mike Piazza doesn't hang out here any more.
   10. The_Ex Posted: March 08, 2012 at 06:07 PM (#4077183)
As my mother would say......well stop doing it then.
   11. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: March 08, 2012 at 06:08 PM (#4077184)

And while we're here, I completely shaved my head once to see what it was like. (Now God is doing it for me...) The three things that were the most different were toweling off after a shower, swimming, and sleeping on a pillow. You don't know how much you rely on your hair as a buffer until it's gone.

The first time I shaved my head, the sensation of running outside on a cool day was a complete revelation.
   12. BourbonSamurai Is a Lazy Nogoodnik Posted: March 08, 2012 at 06:18 PM (#4077192)
When I was a young man with nary a care in the word, my method of dealing with haircuts was to shave my head every six months. I'd just go through a complete cycle of skinhead to hippy over and over again, for about two years. It was lovely. I wish I could still get away with it.
   13. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: March 08, 2012 at 06:25 PM (#4077194)
Peyton Manning doesn't think this is funny at all.
   14. Swedish Chef Posted: March 08, 2012 at 06:35 PM (#4077201)
However, in the next bout, the towel lost to BJ Upton by TKO.
   15. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: March 08, 2012 at 06:51 PM (#4077211)
Here's hoping those aren't towels that Manny used.
   16. Brian White Posted: March 08, 2012 at 07:20 PM (#4077222)
You don't know how much you rely on your hair as a buffer until it's gone.


The toughest thing for me, back when I shaved my head, was my head getting cold while sleeping. That annoyed me to no end. I had to go to sleep wearing a hat.
   17. Spahn Insane Posted: March 08, 2012 at 07:26 PM (#4077230)
Y'all laugh, but I did something similar just last month. Threw my back out toweling off, and had to go to the ER next day for a refreshing cocktail of narcotics and muscle relaxants. Worst spasms I've ever had in my life.
   18. andrewberg Posted: March 08, 2012 at 08:02 PM (#4077251)
We all know there are only two ways to injure your neck. Price is clearly hiding something.
   19. Walt Davis Posted: March 08, 2012 at 08:12 PM (#4077258)
I suggest Mr. Price hire a personal toweling consultant.
   20. Rough Carrigan Posted: March 08, 2012 at 08:17 PM (#4077260)
Walt. Maybe he can get one of those guys who used to wonder on stage half way through a James Brown concert and dab a towel at James's forehead.
   21. puck Posted: March 08, 2012 at 08:39 PM (#4077270)
You don't know how much you rely on your hair as a buffer until it's gone.


That's what she said?
   22. puck Posted: March 08, 2012 at 08:41 PM (#4077271)
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It is an odd story...when skimming the front page my brain apparently had trouble processing it and I read it as "Prior loses battle with towel, hurts neck," which seems somewhat plausible.
   23. Monty Predicts a Padres-Mariners WS in 2016 Posted: March 08, 2012 at 08:49 PM (#4077273)
I used to think professional athletes were all perfect physical specimens who could withstand any trauma. Then I started reading stories like this one.
   24. Lassus Posted: March 08, 2012 at 08:51 PM (#4077275)
Y'all laugh, but I did something similar just last month. Threw my back out toweling off, and had to go to the ER next day for a refreshing cocktail of narcotics and muscle relaxants. Worst spasms I've ever had in my life.

All your posts just became even more hilarious.
   25. Ron J Posted: March 08, 2012 at 10:09 PM (#4077299)
#19 America is no longer training people in traditional trades such as this. I blame the educational system.
   26. Walt Davis Posted: March 08, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4077326)
#19 America is no longer training people in traditional trades such as this. I blame the educational system.

You've got it backward, this is the beauty of it. Used to have towel boys who were paid 10 cents a day. Now you need a personal towelling consultant and I'm thinking the going rate must be $150,000 a year.

Although no doubt the Japanese are designing a robot to do this.
   27. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: March 09, 2012 at 12:07 AM (#4077333)
I once missed two days of work because I hurt my neck watching tv. I was working on my computer, something caught my attention and I turned quickly...and the next day I had some truly wonderful muscle relaxers that had me seeing God.
   28. SuperGrover Posted: March 09, 2012 at 03:36 AM (#4077356)
I would joke but I hurt my back putting on pants the other day.
   29. RollingWave Posted: March 09, 2012 at 05:01 AM (#4077358)
This is the time of the year when people gets hurt in weird fashion right? who's going to top Clint Barme's hurt carrying a deer he hunted thing this time?
   30. Fancy Pants Handle doesn't need no water Posted: March 09, 2012 at 06:31 AM (#4077362)
I would joke but I hurt my back putting on pants the other day.

Try putting them on your legs next time.
   31. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: March 09, 2012 at 09:44 AM (#4077372)
Although no doubt the Japanese are designing a robot to do this.


I'm not really seeing this as an improvement on geishas.
   32. zonk Posted: March 09, 2012 at 10:38 AM (#4077395)
I would joke but I hurt my back putting on pants the other day.


Try putting them on your legs next time.


win
   33. bunyon Posted: March 09, 2012 at 10:46 AM (#4077400)
I used to think professional athletes were all perfect physical specimens who could withstand any trauma. Then I started reading stories like this one.

He's a pitcher, not an athlete.

And I'm with Morty. If this is the third time he's hurt his neck trying to dry his head, he should have his neck thoroughly examined. That seems funny. Once is funny haha. Three times is funny odd. Get an MRI son.
   34. zonk Posted: March 09, 2012 at 11:01 AM (#4077409)

He's a pitcher, not an athlete.


Good thing he's not a DH... the towel might have crippled him.
   35. Gamingboy Posted: March 09, 2012 at 02:29 PM (#4077577)
Stairs. Towels. The inanimate objects are rising against Major League Baseball.

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