Thursday, February 15, 2007

Another Dumbass Injury

"Kerry, come join us!" (thunk) "Kerry?"

From "Wood hurt in fall from hot tub" at

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Oft-injured Kerry Wood is out again -- this time because of a flub in a hot tub.

The Chicago Cubs pitcher is not expected to throw off the mound for a few days after he slipped this week getting out of a hot tub at home. Wood landed on his stomach and chest.

"It was just a little spill," Wood said Thursday. "I didn't think anything of it. Nothing's wrong. It's just going to be a few extra days. My arm feels great. My body feels good."

Wood said he probably would not have thrown off the mound until Friday had he not gotten hurt. He participated in most drills on Thursday when pitchers and catchers worked out for the first time.

Bothered by an injured right shoulder the past three seasons, Wood is being converted to a reliever after being limited to four starts last year.

At first I thought this was another cover story, but then again—what could be more embarrassing than falling out of a hot tub? (Hint: alcohol was probably involved.)

And aren't professional athletes supposed to be more coordinated than us? (I'm looking at you, Clint "Deer Meat" Barmes.) I have never fallen out of my hot tub. Right, ladies?