Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Classic Bad Teammate

It's the talented rookie who insists on playing, while injured.

The guy who covers up his injury, so as not to lose his spot.

A player unwilling to sit down, and be honest about an injury, because he " wants to play."

The person who thinks his "toughness" will be honored, if he plays while hurt.

Meanwhile;  he can't hit and he can't run.

He, unintentionally, aggravates a minor injury until it becomes a "consuming " injury.

Soon, he is under the knife for something that, with proper rest, would have healed.

He misses his second consecutive season.

An asshole, in truth.


2 comments:

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Yeah, he should sit today according to Joey Binders rules.

Anonymous said...

Alphonso, you implication that Bird is a " bad teammate " and. "Asshole" looks a bit harsh and off the mark.