July 5, 2007
Researchers say that each of us has a unique pain threshold which describes the amount of pain we can endure before it becomes unbearable and we seek medical attention. My physical pain threshold is relatively high. While I was playing ball I had a collision as a base runner where I collided with the first baseman breaking my wrist in 2 places and breaking the first baseman’s leg. He was carried off the field on a stretcher and I stayed in the game and played to finish that game and play the second game of the double header. Once the games concluded I went to the hospital to have my wrist set and cast for eight weeks. Given that experience I thought I was prepared to handle any amount of pain thrown in my direction but I wasn’t prepared for the idea of being without baseball for 15 days during the season without an opportunity to even see a game on television.