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Discussion: Looking for the other WAYS players get hurt...

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March 27, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
Looking for the other WAYS players get hurt...
So as not to widen or hijack the hit middle thread how about...
Miss guided throws hitting a player badly.
or
Running into a player either as base runner or fielder making a play.
I wear a plate over my right eye (zygoma arch) from a throw I took while on the side lines behind a fence talking to another player.
My throw (pitcher) hit base runner going to first when he ran between me and baseman. Was no orange bag at the time.
Have run into and been run into going to 1st or 2nd.
What-ch gonna do, ban the 'decent' balls and use the socks ie; 52's, SB12lnd's or Kapok? May have us all wear helmets in case we butt heads.
Some would seem to like that.
You go there knowing full well something MIGHT happen. Damn well bad when it does and it does on occasion.
Could add the gopher holes and bad batters boxes mounds out there too that have helped cause twisted ankles.
March 27, 2012
birdie
Men's 60
683 posts
taits, over the years I have seen players hurt with a variety of throws hit balls an collisions.It will happen in our sport. I took a ground ball off the shin in Naples in Nov. and it was sore for months. I never though about getting a different ball or different bats but maybe I should have just caught the ball. Never think about something bad happening only about teeing it up and playing at the highest level that I can. Seen guys over the years take a ground ball of the face at third and did not complain about the balls etc. but went and got a mask to help protect. There have always been ways to get hurt over the years starting in little league on up the ranks and we still play because we love the game and whatever it may bring. Thanks Harry (might have been my longest post ever)
March 27, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
Long, so what. at least it is correct and true.
Not the lol, dah and other bs that plagues the board at times.
That all my point, it's going to happen somewhere, somehow. But IF you hear someone say something 'referring to head hunting' that's another story.
Have only heard it twice in all the years I've played. But then my hearing isn't all that great any more thank, you mil.
March 27, 2012
stick8
1295 posts
I've probably witnessed more people pulling a hamstring, groin, quad or calf muscle or cramping up from running the bases than any other injury.
March 27, 2012
Webbie25
Men's 60
1980 posts
stick8-I've had my share of those, too-one already this year-hammy. Birdie-I also never think of that when playing at the highest level they will let me. I just better be ready to catch it. I do get upset when the field conditions get very poor, though, because you have no time to react to a bad hop.
March 28, 2012
lemons
Men's 65
302 posts
I, and probably others as well, suffered a torn meniscus in my right knee from running the bases. That's why I suggest that everyone run for him or herself unless it's absolutely necessary to have a "courtesy" runner. Regards to all, and don't let this stop you from running the bases. :>)
March 28, 2012
RIK56
Men's 50
120 posts
seen a player dive for a coors light in the parking lot and ripped a toenail off.
March 28, 2012
cal50
Men's 50
284 posts
That was you that did that. Was on video only reason you remember it.
March 28, 2012
RIK56
Men's 50
120 posts
lol no that wasnt me,it happened in champaign at the midwest tournament in 2006
April 2, 2012
canIjack
Men's 60
322 posts
Iíve pulled , strained and torn hamstrings , groin, and quads. Iíve hyper extensions of right knee, running to first base, concussion running into the 1st baseman and torn rotator, doing a head first slides into 1st base. All my injuries were cause by me trying to beat out an infield ground ball. Hustling is really over rate.
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