A Possible "Reason" I Could Have Included In My Book
Oswego Chris - Yesterday, 03:46 PM
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:37 PM
I've been playing in my league since I was eligible so something like ten or eleven years. One year we went undefeated but then all our ringers either moved away or got married. We've gotten so bad that I'm the leadoff hitter and CF* even though I'm not exactly the prototypical size for either position (I'm 6'4 and... well I never won any races in my life). This isn't exactly a super competitive league other than a couple teams loaded with ringers--hell I faced a pitcher with a prosthetic leg a couple weeks ago. This doesn't mean I half ass it, as evidenced today.
*We have four outfielders in this league, but I play center-right which means I'm also covering for right which since it is usually played by somebody's mom or a really really fat guy.
I've been having an awful year hitting somewhere around .500 most of the season--I hit .815 last year--I even struck out my last game so I've been taking everything I could get. So I cracked a grounder to third and bolted to first. I awkwardly stepped on first base so that my right foot landed on it's side and I heard a loud CRACK and felt a sharp pain in my ankle/foot. I called for a designated runner (usually reserved for the elderly) and hobbled to the bench. I took the next inning off and POPPED MY FOOT BACK IN PLACE which hurt like hell but I got two more hits and had to shift over to right where thankfully nothing was hit back to me. Now it's wrapped up and swollen quite nicely and still hurts like hell but I took some of that medicine TWC likes so much and it isn't that god awful.
Which reminded me of all the other sweet injuries I've received over the years... like how I bruised myself severely after the time I thought I hit a home run and got so excited I tripped over third and almost got thrown out while crawling back to third... or the time I had to play second base (really hard for a lefty to do) and took a ground ball right in the Sacajawea. Do y'all have some great war stories? They could be from your t-ball days if you're not a slow pitch softball superstar like me
Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:34 AM
The dumbest one I have seen is from our pitcher who somehow got a giant raspberry on his lower leg and didn't treat it very well. Ended up getting staph and IV antibiotics, this year he broke his arm being a ballhog on a popup to short.
I play third on a team that had a ringer but has since had "stuff going on" every Sunday night (we are terrible and he is really good), but only because I refuse to do the running that the outfield requires in a co-ed league.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:10 AM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:09 AM
Waitaminnit... you mean drugs?!?! I'm shocked, shocked!
... but I took some of that medicine TWC likes so much and it isn't that god awful.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:40 AM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:20 AM
Everybody on my team kept giving me high-fives thinking I'd snagged the come-backer with cat-like reflexes, when if I'd actually had cat-like reflexes, I would've just jumped the heck out of the way. Some people are willing to sacrifice their bodies for the good of their intramural softball teams. I am not one of those people. I moved to catcher after that, and conveniently stepped out of the way whenever there was a play at the plate, and a rugby player came in looking to take my head off.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:27 PM
and here it is now:
hahaha SirCub's reminds me of the time that one of our players hit a comebacker that ricocheted off the aforementioned one legged pitcher's prosthesis. That didn't really count as an injury though...
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