Padres hurler Adam Eaton just wanted to kick back and watch a movie. Little did he realize, a few hours later, he'd star in his own thriller at the local emergency room.
Eaton accidentally stabbed himself in the stomach with a paring knife while trying to unwrap a DVD a few years ago.
Eaton described the move as "boneheaded." In in his defence, those fussy plastic wrappers are tricky to bust into. But talk about coming in with the heavy artillery.
This injury falls under the "don't try this at home" category.
Sparks, a well-travelled knuckleballer, once attended a motivational speaking seminar hosted by the Brewers. The group ripped phone books in half and blew up hot water bottles.
Sparks was apparently fired up by the session, so much so that he tried to tear a phone book of his own. Bad idea.
The right-hander dislocated his shoulder while performing the stunt.
Legend has it former slugger Kevin Mitchell suffered a couple of the strangest food-related injuries in baseball history.
On one occasion, Mitchell was placed on the disabled list after apparently straining rib muscles while vomiting. And, according to ESPN.com, Mitchell was four days late for 1990 spring training when he was hurt eating a microwaved donut.
Soon after eating the sweet delicacy, Mitchell – so the story goes – needed a root canal.
Boggs was a master at stroking hits and winning batting titles. But on at least one occasion, he should've skipped batting practice in favour of footwear instruction.
The soon-to-be Hall of Famer once strained his back while slipping on a pair of cowboy boots.
The ailment kept Boggs out of the lineup for seven games.
But the best one has to be the Glenallen Hill one. Here is a link for anyone who wants to read some other ones.