Oh, And I Pulled A Groin Muscle

Playing professional baseball can result in a variety of injuries. I think a groin pull is a fairly common injury for pro baseball players, especially infielders making an extra stretch to grab a ball that would otherwise be just out of reach. Groin pulls can be pretty painful. I should know. I pulled one the other day.

But, I am ashamed to say, I didn’t do it nabbing a ground ball with eyes on some spectacular play.

No, I did it coughing.

You read that right. Coughing. I’d be loath to write about it were it not so ridiculously funny. I am limping around Savannah, Georgia because I pulled a muscle coughing. I mentioned in the previous post that I’d been sick and had a lingering cough. Well, that cough gave me a low-blow the other day and I’ve been in a moderate degree of pain ever since. Fortunately, most of our touring of Savannah will be by trolley.

Anyway, for anyone who needed a good laugh on a Sunday morning, I’m glad to oblige. And let me warn you, if you have a cough, be careful: they can be dangerous!

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.