Last year Henderson Alvarez pitched a no-hitter. That was a lot more fun than what happened to Alvarez this spring.
It all started with an ingrown hair on the pitcher’s shin. That got infected, and Alvarez had to go in and get the pus and gunk drained out.
As Marlins skipper Mike Redmond explained to the Miami Herald, “We were treating it, the infection. It just wasn’t getting better. We wanted to be proactive and make sure it was getting taken care of. We got in there, got it cleaned out.”
Yeah, pitching a no-no is definitely a lot more fun than going to the doctor to get the crap drained out of your leg after an infection caused by an ingrown hair.
It’s almost enough to make a man consider shaving his legs. Almost but not quite.