Durin2001, I feel for ya, being a Royals fan. When your owner decided to put up the cash for a decent team, then you'll have a fun season. Those AAA players your team fielded last year... well, they were babes in the woods!
Rockscar, I was in that same boat, not giving MLB my money or time for 1994, when my White Sox should have won it all. I came back in 2004, ten years later. Yes I do hold a grudge for a while.
My favorite injury was in a friends backyard, using a real baseball, pitching. Line drive right back at me, hit me right between the eyes, broke my glasses. I got in trouble. It fuckin' hurt, I was crying, and I got in trouble for breaking my glasses. Was called "girl" and "crybaby" for years after. We used tennis balls and raquetballs and whiffle balls after that. Home runs became much more the norm. Unfortunately, that's about the time we started breaking neighborhood windows. God that was fun!
Laurie, it sure doesn't seem that your accident did any permanent damage. The Padres? Hope you live in San Diego, 'cause otherwise... why?