A supposedly fun thing I’ll never do again

I’ve been playing this game a long time:

Ever since I was little, I liked to play hard and get dirty on the field.

 

 

I still love it now.

 

 

Oh, don’t worry – I’m not going to stop playing softball. It’s too much fun. What I am going to stop doing forever, however, is this:

 

Because I did that in a game four weeks and two days ago, and my ankle ended up looking like this:

 

 

So, I’m done with all that, in hopes I’ll never have to use these for four weeks straight again:

 

 

That is all. Happy springtime, everyone! Let’s play safe out there.

 

8 responses to “A supposedly fun thing I’ll never do again”

  1. AWB says:

    Aw, poor ankle! I was running a little softball league for a while here, but it was mostly out-of-shape grad students getting way too competitive and busting body parts. We’re old and don’t bend that way anymore. One guy dislocated his shoulder. I came home with severe bruises every game. I quit running it because there was some nasty interdepartmental squabbling that I couldn’t deal with anymore. (Not surprisingly, these problems were extremely disciplinary. Historians make shit up about what just happened, and then repeat it over and over again until everyone gives up and lets them have the point. English lit people want everyone else to have a good time, but spend the whole game excoriating themselves for not living up to their own standards of excellence. Philosophers are great at playing ball, but feel the need to act exaggeratedly like they’re not trying or paying attention. Etc.)

  2. ScottyGee says:

    Hmm, I’ll believe that you’ve learned your lesson when I don’t see you running across the street in a Frogger-esque fashion, crutches in hand, a week after your ankle looked like that! I think you’ve got too much Lenny Dykstra in ya, kid!

  3. lane says:

    cute! get better…

  4. LP says:

    “Historians make shit up about what just happened, and then repeat it over and over again until everyone gives up and lets them have the point. English lit people want everyone else to have a good time, but spend the whole game excoriating themselves for not living up to their own standards of excellence. Philosophers are great at playing ball, but feel the need to act exaggeratedly like they’re not trying or paying attention. Etc.”

    It was almost worth getting injured to elicit this comment.

    And: Frogger!!!

  5. F. P. Smearcase says:

    That is the ankle of nightmares. Yet another reason to stay indoors!

  6. Tim says:

    OMG! No comments yet about the cuteness of lil’ LP in those photos?!? Plus I love the continuity of you on the pitcher’s mound as a tyke and then as a grownup. Both times wearing red, too.

    While I hope for no more injuries like this, I’m sort of in Scotty’s camp here. It’s hard for me to envision you curbing your competitive nature even a little bit when the chips are down.

  7. LP says:

    Timo, this is true. In fact, I knew I should not have slud this time around, but those old competitive juices won out. Damn them!

    PS: Thanks for calling lil’ blondie LP cute. I actually thought I was fearsome, but I see now that wasn’t the case.

  8. Tim says:

    Fearsomely cute?