Dodgers Josh Reddick Had To Sit After Injuring His Finger Ordering Room Service...Or Something Like That?
USAToday- That finger issue was a room-service related injury, which took place while he was holding the door open for room service. It’s tough not to feel for Reddick. He’s struggling on the field, and room service should be a therapeutic escape — it’s impossible to beat the delightful convenience of food brought straight to your room. To get hurt in the process of opening a door for room service must have been devastating.
I know it's fun to pick on athletes whose bodies are their "temples" when they hurt themselves doing stupid, everyday shit like the rest of us, but it's situations like this where I am really left scratching my head. Situations that are so innocuous that I can't even picture a way in which someone could injure themselves to the point where they can't do their job as a pro ball player. I read that tweet and I actually started to question whether or I not I remembered how doors worked. No joke. I literally just got finished doing everything short of intentionally slamming my finger in the nearest hinge and I am still absolutely perplexed as to how Josh Roddick knocked himself out of the lineup with a "room service related finger issue". I'm so distraught trying to concoct a reasonable mental image of what happened in that hotel room that I'm hoping that it turns to be a lie. Somehow, someway, fabricating a Ryan Lochte-esque story about hurting your finger as your being served food makes more sense than actually doing it. This feels like 'Major League II' when Bob Uecker suspects that Hiroshi "Kamikaze" Tanaka is intentionally knocking himself unconscious against the centerfield wall to get out of the lineup, because I genuinely believe you have to try to get banged up operating a door. Even if you do have the motor skills of a .149 hitter.