Well, my most favorite player in the history of baseball went on the DL today.
He led off of third as the catcher threw back to the pitcher and when the pitcher failed to catch the ball, he broke for home. It was going to be a close PLAY AT THE PLATE! The catcher caught the ball, but he slid safely into home to score his second run of the game.
Unfortunately, when he slid, my son, my first born baby boy, snapped the tibia in his left leg when his foot hit the plate. I raced out to the field and tried to comfort him while we waited for the paramedics to arrive. Fortunately, a couple of guys who work for the league are paramedics and they helped while we waited.
It was a long, hard day at the hospital. Initially, the paramedics thought he broke his leg AND dislocated his ankle because of the angle the foot was laying. Fortunately that wasn't the case and at this point it looks like no surgery will be required.
We're at home with a splint from ankle to mid-thigh and we'll be calling the ortho to see about a cast in the morning. He's done for this season, and sadly, says he never wants to play baseball again. I'm hoping that's the misery and pain talking, but we'll see.
If you're the praying type, he (and we) could use them. Thanks and I'll get the April contest randomized when I get back to work in a day or three.