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December 15, 2006

You did what?!: Those three games that Detroit Tigers rookie phenom Joel Zumaya missed during the ALCS? Not inflammation due to baseball, but inflammation due to Guitar Hero 2. If that's not bizarre enough for you, try these on for size.

posted by The_Black_Hand to baseball at 08:38 AM - 17 comments

Dude, there is no shame in injuring yourself rocking out to Guitar Hero. I'd pick up a copy of 2 with another controller, but my wife has different ideas about shame. So I rock. Alone. Which is as it should be.

posted by yerfatma at 08:49 AM on December 15

Never that. When the first Guitar Hero came out, I bought it FOR my girlfriend, not myself. I thought it was the most ridiculous form of gaming that I've ever seen being that I'm a gamer myself. Anyways, after seeing her rock out, I had no choice but to pick up that damn guitar myself and guess what transpired? I became a Guitar Hero lover. As soon as GH2 came out, you know I had to pick up a copy along with another guitar. so I can totally understand why he got hurt, I love this game and so those my girl.

posted by BornIcon at 09:17 AM on December 15

He should team up with Carlos Zambrano, who had elbow soreness in the 2005 season due to too much batting practice and too much internet.

"I'll be in control," Zambrano said. "I spent four hours. Now, I'll have to spend one hour and take it easy." "The thing I've seen about people on the computer and the Internet is that it's addicting," Cubs manager Dusty Baker said. "We told him not to get on it, and you turn around and he's on the computer."
Crazy kids.

posted by holden at 09:20 AM on December 15

Now I want to go out and buy this game to see how it is. Silly Zumaya. He seems like my kind of guy.

posted by wingnut4life at 09:35 AM on December 15

My favorites from the links. 4. Paulo Diogo, Swiss soccer Dec. 5, 2004 was not such a great day for the newly-married Swiss soccer league player. The Servette FC player celebrated a goal by jumping on to the fence separating the fans from the pitch. Unfortunately, when he jumped off the fence, his wedding ring got caught and most of his finger stayed behind. Not only were doctors unable to successfully re-attach the finger, but Diogo was shown a yellow card on the play for excessive celebration. Ouch! 3. Marty Cordova, Major League Baseball The 1995 American League rookie of the year wasn't getting an even enough tan during the baseball season, so he decided to give one of those tanning beds a try. All was going well until Cordova fell asleep and gave himself a sunburn so bad doctors ordered him to stay out of direct sunlight for several days. Bet he was red-faced after that one. David Cone missed a start after getting bit by his mother-in-law's dog, a Jack Russell Terrier. Gus Frerotte - St. Louis Rams Banging your head against a wall NFL touchdown celebrations have run the gamut from Merton Hanks’ funky chicken dance to Chad Johnson’s Riverdance, but none were as foolish as Gus Frerotte’s festivity. After scoring in the second quarter of a game for the Washington Redskins, Frerotte went to headbutt the padded wall just outside the end zone. Unfortunately, the stadium wall consisted of a thin layer of foam and a very thick layer of concrete, which put Frerotte into a woozy state. He was then

posted by bperk at 10:20 AM on December 15

Gus Frerotte - St. Louis Rams Banging your head against a wall Didn't he do that when he was playing for the Washington Redskins?

posted by BornIcon at 10:33 AM on December 15

A few of my favorites from the "try these on for" size pages TBH also linked. Fun stuff for a Friday morning dude, thanks. Pascual Perez missed a start in Atlanta when he circled the city for more than two hours searching for the exit ramp from Highway 285 to Fulton County Stadium. (Turner Field is even worse, you're best shot is to find a MARTA station outside Atlanta and ride to the stadium. Erm feild? Well shit I think its Turner Field at Bla Bla Bla Stadium.) Ken Griffey Jr. missed a game after his protective cup slipped and pinched a testicle. (One word, Pansey!) Alex Stepney - Manchester United - Loud Mouth. He yelled so hard that he dislocated his jaw. Contrary to those who believe soccer is a slow sport, it does provide enough jaw-dropping plays. (Suffering fron TMJ myself, this guy I feel bad for.) Gus Frerotte - St. Louis Rams. Banging your head against a wall. After scoring in the second quarter of a game for the Washington Redskins, Frerotte went to headbutt the padded wall just outside the end zone. Unfortunately, the stadium wall consisted of a thin layer of foam and a very thick layer of concrete, which put Frerotte into a woozy state. He was then quickly ambulanced to the hospital to get treatment for his head injury. (Who said you have to be intelligent to score TD's) on preview bperk beat me to it

posted by Folkways at 10:41 AM on December 15

Re: Guitar Hero -- why wouldn't you just learn to play guitar?

posted by wfrazerjr at 11:04 AM on December 15

Re: Guitar Hero -- why wouldn't you just learn to play guitar? Because just about anyone can pick up a copy of GH2 and play & sound great unlike someone that's learning how to play a REAL guitar will sound GOD-AWFUL until he/she actually learn some notes. Plus, it's a game, who wouldn't want to try it out now?

posted by BornIcon at 12:12 PM on December 15

Didn't he do that when he was playing for the Washington Redskins? Yes, that's why the quote says After scoring in the second quarter of a game for the Washington Redskins

posted by Jeffwa at 01:12 PM on December 15

wow... I'm suprised no one ever missed a game from playing too much GTA. I think that game is the only one that I was ever truly "addicted" to playing.

posted by yay-yo at 01:18 PM on December 15

BornIcon said it well! The game is helluva fun. Play against someone else and it gets better. It's like the new DDR. Good times.

posted by jmd82 at 03:50 PM on December 15

Of all of them, I just love Paulo Diogo getting shown the yellow as they carted him to the ambulance. That is just so soccer.

posted by gradioc at 04:04 PM on December 15

2. Glenallen Hill, Major League Baseball Falling asleep on the couch has been known to produce stiff necks but this injury was ridiculous. Hill, who suffers from a morbid fear of spiders, was snoozing on the couch when he had a nightmare about the eight-legged creatures. While trying to get away, he rolled off the couch and fell through a glass coffee table, suffering deep cuts to several parts of his body. Not only did he miss playing time, but forever became known as "Spiderman" around the league. Aarachnophobia in its most dangerous form.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:28 PM on December 15

I thought this game sounded stupid but after all this I may have to check it out

posted by livewire at 05:42 PM on December 15

If you've ever dreamed of being a rock star, pick up a copy of Guitar Hero and a pair of tight leather pants and leave your shame at the door.

posted by apoch at 02:33 PM on December 16

If you've ever dreamed of being a rock star, pick up a copy of Guitar Hero and a pair of tight leather pants and leave your shame at the door No shame in my game, I love GH2 and am proud to scream it to the heavens. As far as the "tight leather pants" goes, that's on you buddy, go for it. I'm not a "tight leather pants" type of guy. Save that for Bono

posted by BornIcon at 01:33 PM on December 18

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