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September 8, 2009, 05:24 PM
Just found a really funny read on the U.S. Open from someone who attended Sunday:

A little excerpt: http://www.aarontorres-sports.com/?p=995

Don???t: Miss The Opportunity To Make Fun of Players During an Injury Timeout

Example No. 2151 of why attending the U.S. Open is infinitely more fun than you???d expect are things like ???injury timeouts.???

On a telecast, during an injury timeout, the commentator will tell you exactly what the problem is then simply go to break. But when you???re there in person, well, that allows for your own running commentary.

Early in the third set of the Nadal match, a male trainer was called out, and instructed to rub his stomach. While some were concerned, this immediately led my friend and me into a barrage of ???Did his water just break,??? and, ???Do you think he knows who the father is???? jokes. Apparently only two people in the stadium thought these were funny, since the 45-year-old gold-digging house wife in front of us turned around repeatedly, to the point that I thought her neck might snap.

Of course that didn???t stop us from continuing on, and adding the obligatory, ???I wonder if it???s a boy or girl,??? and ???As long as it has 10 fingers and 10 toes that???s all that matters,??? comments when Nadal resumed play.

Which of course led to even more looks.

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