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This is a question Sporting Woe

In which we ask a bunch of pasty-faced shut-ins about their exploits on the sports field. How bad was it for you?

Thanks to scarpe for the suggestion.

(, Thu 19 Apr 2012, 13:40)
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I used to be quite a keen cricketer, back when I was about 14. I used to play for a local team, and even heard that a school team was being started. At the time, I was in a school in the process of amalgamation, but my year was yet to be joined with the other side, meaning that as my school had never had a cricket team before, I didn't have a clue who anyone else on the team was.

One day, I show up to indoor training, and as I get set up to bat, I find I've forgotten my gloves, which was irritating. I mentioned this to one of the other lads, and he tosses me his pair to use. They were bloody tiny, but I didn't really have a choice. They were the type where the padding of the fingers stops, rather than curling round.

As the gloves were a bit too small for me, it turned out that the pads weren't fully covering my fingers. I found this out when one of the faster bowlers in our team pitches one up at me, and pinches my finger between the ball and the bat. Stung like a motherfucker, that did.

I tried to shake it off though, and attempt to carry on playing. I took the next couple of shots, but it very quickly became clear that I had actually hurt my finger quite badly. I point this out, and start walking back. As I'm walking along the floor, I see the lad that bowled at me staring at my hand (still in the glove) in horror. I can't tell what's wrong, so I take my glove off to see that I've managed to split my finger quite badly, the thing he'd been staring at was the rather impressive amount of blood leaking out.

Ended up having to go to hospital, wasn't the most fun having that cleaned. Went back the next week with two pairs of gloves, one pair for me, and one pair to replace the ones I'd ruined.

Note to all, make sure any safety kit fits you properly, else things can really, really hurt.

TL:DR - Idiot wears wrong sized gloves, hurts hand.
(, Tue 24 Apr 2012, 8:54, 1 reply)
Forgetting your gloves isn't a sporting disaster. Forgetting your BOX is.
As you're then faced with the old 'borrow a communal one or live dangerously' dilemma.
(, Tue 24 Apr 2012, 13:59, closed)
Fortunately I'd remembered that
You only ever forget your box once, that's all it takes!
(, Tue 24 Apr 2012, 14:28, closed)

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