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(CBS 46 Atlanta)   Sam Torrance tackles a tree, Kevin Mitchell chips his tooth on a donut, and other bizarre off-field injuries   (cbs46.com) divider line 19
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2008-12-02 01:34:43 PM
specialists, if you will.
 
2008-12-02 01:34:54 PM
FTA: John Smoltz: The pitcher burned his chest while ironing a shirt. The catch? He was allegedly wearing the shirt while he was ironing it.

A lot of these are pure freak accidents, but what the fark?
 
2008-12-02 01:35:26 PM
Chris Hanson: One day Hanson lost control while trying to whack the log

I think I'm having a potential joke overload
 
2008-12-02 01:35:53 PM
Adam Eaton: The San Diego pitcher took a trip to the emergency room in 2001 after he stabbed himself in the stomach with a knife while trying to unwrap a DVD.

Doing it wrong.
 
2008-12-02 02:06:07 PM
Didn't Sammy Sosa break a rib or something when he sneezed?
 
2008-12-02 02:09:31 PM
Ponzholio: Didn't Sammy Sosa break a rib or something when he sneezed?

I think it was a strained oblique or something.

Didn't Brandon Inge go on the DL this year after he hurt his back picking up his baby?
 
2008-12-02 02:21:15 PM
Glenallen Hill: The former outfielder once fell out of bed and crashed into a glass table after having a nightmare that he was covered in spiders.

I'm sorry I just can't stop laughing at that mental picture
 
2008-12-02 02:33:32 PM
John Smoltz...what the fark?
 
2008-12-02 02:41:10 PM
Ponzholio: Didn't Sammy Sosa break a rib or something when he sneezed?

I came here to say this.

And close, it was a strained oblique. (new window)
 
2008-12-02 02:51:27 PM
I actually had a filling pop right out of one of my teeth because I was eating a donut.

/Man, those donuts are mean mothafarkers...
 
2008-12-02 02:55:13 PM
Adam Eaton: The San Diego pitcher took a trip to the emergency room in 2001 after he stabbed himself in the stomach with a knife while trying to unwrap a DVD.
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Wow.
 
2008-12-02 02:56:07 PM
markyp09 2008-12-02 02:09:31 PM Ponzholio: Didn't Sammy Sosa break a rib or something when he sneezed?
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This is the guy who went on the 15-day DL because he got his big toenail removed.

I mean, seriously.

/Happened like 5 or 6 years ago.
 
2008-12-02 03:39:32 PM
There's also the one of Oddbbie McDowell slicing his hand while buttering a roll at a post team dinner.
 
2008-12-02 03:55:07 PM
No Erik Johnson? Really? Dude tore his ACL and his MCL trying to stop a golf cart.
 
2008-12-02 04:00:08 PM
jake3988: Adam Eaton: The San Diego pitcher took a trip to the emergency room in 2001 after he stabbed himself in the stomach with a knife while trying to unwrap a DVD.
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Wow.


I think that's the injury I've come closest to replicating. Sometimes you buy stuff in that impenetrable semi-hard clear plastic wrapping that requires a chainsaw to hack through, at which point it transforms into lethal armor-piercing dagger shards. If you try using some wussy kitchen scissor, that NASA polymer shiat just bends the scissor and laughs at you.

I've drawn small amounts of blood on several occasions, both with the plastic and whatever horribly ill-suited yet nearby sharp object I decided would have a crack at getting me to my electric razor or whatever.

"Chris Hanson: While playing with the Jacksonville Jaguars, punter Chris Hanson suffered a freak ax injury. Coach Jack Del Rio put a tree stump and an ax in the team's locker room to demonstrate his mantra -- "Keep chopping wood." One day Hanson lost control while trying to whack the log, resulting in a deep gash in his non-kicking leg."

That, I've never seemed to have a problem with.
 
2008-12-02 04:00:57 PM
Yeah, but there's always the dumbass injury of the decade... remember Bill Gramatica when he was with the Cardinals? I remember the celebration after a field goal--not even critical points in the game and he got all excited... and when he landed he tore his ACL. IIRC, his career was essentially over.

I like Cracked's "5 Wimpiest (p)"
 
2008-12-02 10:22:26 PM
There was also Vince Coleman vs. the tarp machine (the tarp machine won).
 
2008-12-03 03:35:23 AM
Missing Marty Cordova when he fell asleep in a tanning bed.
 
2008-12-03 10:22:43 AM
My favorite is Bruins goalie John Grahame, who supposedly broke his ankle on 2000 "stepping off the curb". The real story, discovered by the late Will McDonough, is that Grahame and some buddies, after a night of bar-hopping, decided to stand in the middle of a Boston street and play traffic cop. Grahame's hand hit the side mirror of a passing car, and when the driver got out to confront him, Grahame broke his ankle in the ensuing fight.

Oh, and there's Pats wide receiver Irving Fryar getting stabbed in the hand "pulling a knife out of a drawer" (i.e. fighting with his 4-months'-pregnant wife). And Wade Boggs almost getting run over by his wife, and Boggs claiming he "fell out of the moving car." You just gotta love Boston sports.
 
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