So despite the residual pain from dodgeball, I was able to play kickball last night. It took quite a bit of stretching since my entire right side had been sore the whole week, but I was able to play and even pitch. And I must have done pretty well since my team shut our opponents out and I even had a strike out. Hooray for me.
Surprisingly enough, this will be a relatively event free weekend. I’ll probably head to a party tomorrow afternoon, and my team has flag football on Sunday, but aside from that, I’ve got no definite plans. And for a summer weekend, that is very rare. Mrs. Cutter and I are probably going to see Transformers at the Strathmore tonight, if anyone is interested in joining us.
Since I don’t have anything else to write about, in honor of the soreness I’ve felt all week, I’ll give you the Top Five Injuries I’ve Suffered While Playing Sports:
5. Pulled hamstring – Earlier this year, while playing kickball, I pulled my hamstring pretty badly when running to first base. I managed to finish the game, but I was limping a little for weeks.
4. Line drives to stomach and shin – While pitching in softball, I first got a line drive right back into my stomach. I stayed in the game to pitch only to get a later pitch lined right into my shin, which is of course my greatest weakness.
3. Hit in eye by ball – In my second year of little league, the first baseman threw it to me, and the ball went right into the sun. I lost track of it, and it nailed me in the eye. I had a pretty good black eye for about a week.
2. Ball to throat/Ice pack in eye – In a little league game, I had been playing short stop and caught a ground ball in the throat. When my father tried to open a quick ice pack to put on it, the pack exploded and the liquid got in my eye. This was not a great game for me.
1. Torn meniscus – It was the last day of school before winter break, and I was having a horrible day at wrestling practice. I was just moving slow, and finally during one drill, my leg was caught underneath my partner, and our bodies twisted, giving me a light meniscus tear. Fortunately, I only needed brief rehab and no surgery.