Monday, March 3, 2014

Peavy sidelines himself

Photo source
Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy will be on the bench for the next few days while he waits for a self-inflicted knife wound to heal.

Peavy is hardly the first player to suffer a strange injury unrelated to baseball activities during spring training. Indeed, with a team full of avid hunters and fishermen, it's practically a miracle that this kind of thing doesn't happen more often.

The most interesting part of the whole saga might be Peavy's immediate reaction to the blood gushing from his hand: instead of heading to a medical facility, he made his way over to John Lackey's place - prioritizing swapping his bloodstained clothing and fulfilling a promise he made to his children.

While it's certainly a concern that Peavy didn't seek medical attention, the anecdote certainly is a testament to his toughness, and the closeness of the players in the rotation - I don't have many friends I would turn to when bleeding profusely.

No comments:

Post a Comment