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Adam Eaton

Opening the cellophane wrapping on a newly purchased DVD is a frustrating chore that can exasperate even the most stoic person. After giving it the old college try, such an individual will normally give up on the bare-hands approach, grab the nearest sharp object and slash the cellophane to ribbons, setting the disc free.

Former San Diego Padres pitcher Adam Eaton found himself in this very situation in 2001, and produced a pocketknife to open the packaging. Unfortunately, he put a little too much English into it, and accidentally stabbed himself in the stomach. He only missed one game, but the injury cost him some respect when it was revealed that the DVD he was trying to open was the Adam Sandler film “Happy Gilmore.”

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