A Sweet Sweep

RSAre you interested in a challenge? Try and go the day without using your left thumb. Late in the second game of our double header sweep last night at Diamond Beach, I jammed the thumb in my catching hand into the shoulder of a charging base runner at second base. I figure it just needs some time, but last night I couldn't unbutton my jersey with the hand and today I couldn't open a zip lock bag. You should have seen me trying to change my daughter's diaper this morning. If there are any medical professionals out there, please advise. Do I just wait it out? Could it be broken? Will I ever have the use of my thumb again?

As for the games, it was a unique double header because we faced two different opponents. In game one, we absolutely dominated. It was 18-2 but we could have won by more. In game two, the first three opposing batters to the plate scored, and we knew we were in for a game. Our defense was awesome and some timely hitting bailed us out. A sweet sweep is worth a sore thumb.

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Andrea

Well is it sprained? If its sprained you can't really do much for that except ice it. If it's making a locking sound, it could be out of its joint, which could use some medical intervening.
You didnt put the score for the second game?? It was 9-6. YAY

July 29, 2006 @ 11:58 AM

Mike Boon

If I were a betting man, I'd bet it's just a sprain and not out of its joint. I can't even pick up a tissue with it today, but it's just a thumb. I'll tape it up and play two on Tuesday night, no worries.

July 29, 2006 @ 2:07 PM

Mike Boon

I just realized something freaky.

This was my first game on this particular diamond since July 27, 2003. On that fateful day, this happened which actually turned out to be quite serious. It's a great diamond, but it doesn't agree with me.

July 29, 2006 @ 3:27 PM

Mike Kic

Appologies or not, I still don't understand why he was charging you at second. I mean isn't that why we don't touch homeplate when we cross it, to avoid such collisions.....some people just don't know how to play ball.

July 29, 2006 @ 5:39 PM

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