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“Freakiest thing I’ve seen”: Chris Narveson to miss start after slicing hand with scissors

Aug 10, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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Brewers left-hander Chris Narveson will miss at least one start after slicing his hand open and needing eight stitches last night in what he described as “the freakiest thing.”

Narveson grabbed a pair of scissors and was altering the laces on his glove when he cut the tip of his left thumb, telling Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

I was just fixing my glove. I guess the screw on the end of the thing between the scissors was sticking through the bolt a little bit, I had my thumb up there and ran it across. Next thing, I look down and I’ve got a gash in my thumb. The doctor was here and he was able to come up and stitch it up right away, so we got it taken care of. Now, it’s how fast can you heal?

Narveson has been a solid mid-rotation starter for the Brewers, tossing 132 innings with a 4.49 ERA and 109/49 K/BB ratio, but his next scheduled outing Friday against the Pirates has already been ruled out and it’s possible he may wind up on the disabled list.

And you can be sure he’ll never try to mess with his glove again.

  1. sknut - Aug 10, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Maybe playes shouldn’t use scissors, reminds of when a pitcher a few years ago cut his hand opening a DVD.

  2. Chris Fiorentino - Aug 10, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Every time something like this happens I think about how much money these guys make and ask myself why they do some of the things they do. You see stories of guys hurting themselves mowing the lawn(you can’t pay some kid $20 to mow your freaking lawn???), fixing the laces on their glove(huh?) or opening a DVD(really? how does this happen?)

    But the craziest thing is the driving…if I were a major leaguer, I would never ever drive myself anywhere if I had a drink. Ever. Even if I didn’t drink, why would a guy not have someone he can trust to drive him everywhere. I mean, if I were making $10 million a year, there is no reason I can’t afford to have a guy take me everywhere I need to go for a hundred grand a year. He could even lace my glove if I needed him to do so ;)

  3. shaggytoodle - Aug 10, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Well, atleast he didn’t break his hand punching a wall.

    Truthfully though, I don’t know if it was so much the bolt in the scissors, but the lighting in the area he was fixing his glove, yeah thats right I am looking at you La Russa.

    • 78mu - Aug 10, 2011 at 3:49 PM

      Mike Matheny cut his hand with a knife right before the 2000 playoffs and had to watch the Rick Ankiel meltdown from the bench instead of behind the plate. Anyone can punch a wall. It takes a real pro to do what Matheny did.

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