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not-Peavy and the Tale of the Finger

Posted By Jeremy Blachman On March 6, 2014 @ 12:30 pm In Uncategorized | 9 Comments

Jake Peavy explains his finger injury to the Boston Herald:

“Just getting ready to go fishing … promised my little boys I’d take them fishing. Went over to Bass Pro [Shops] and bought them some rod and reels and they were combined. Just tried to cut them, because they were wire-tied, using my knife,” Peavy said.

“With my right hand holding the rod, with my left holding the knife and when I broke the wire tab it (the knife) just stuck my knuckle pretty good.”

Peavy said he struck a vein and he bled pretty severely all over his shorts. He said he and his boys went to John Lackey’s house, where he discarded the bloody shorts for a new pair….

“It was a brand new knife and it was huge as well. It was new and big, so it was pretty sterile, but it was pretty sharp as well,” he said….

“No, we didn’t catch anything, but I might have got dad of the year votes on that one. I promised my 5-year-old we’d go fishing and that’s why I didn’t seek attention. My older two come with me (to the ballpark), but I leave him (the 5-year-old). We had about a hour before dark. I couldn’t tell my 5-year-old I couldn’t go fishing. It was his last day here,” he said.

As someone who has never been fishing, and is probably pretty unlikely to ever go fishing, I will attempt to translate this injury into something I can better relate to.

“Just getting ready to go to the library … promised my son I’d take him to the library to get some books. Went over to the children’s shelves and picked up a book, and it was stuck to another book. Just tried to pull them apart, and I got a paper cut,” not-Peavy said.

“With my right hand holding one book, with my left holding the other book, when I pulled the sticky pages from each other (one sheet) just sliced my delicate little finger pretty good.”

not-Peavy said he struck a capillary and he bled pretty invisibly all over the cuff of his polo shirt. He said he and his son went to John Lackey’s house, where he discarded one polo shirt for another one, in a slightly different shade of blue….

“It was a brand new book, and it was a picture book, so it was huge as well. It was new and big, and no one had taken it out of the library before, so it was pretty sterile, but it was pretty sharp as well,” he said….

“No, we didn’t end up reading anything, but I might have got Library Patron of the Year votes on that one. I promised my son we’d go back to the library and that’s why I didn’t seek attention. I could have used one of those tiny band-aids,” he said.


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