1 Jack Harvanek 6 years ago This may not be the most appropriate time of the year to post this, but it just came up: Do your hands get rough, chapped, perhaps even splitting and bleeding during the winter? So you use hand cream, and that cures the chapping, but softens your skin so much that it gets cut just by looking at it? Well, Bunky, this may be the answer to that problem: The Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett recently suffered an "avulsion" (a medical term for a cut or abrasion) on the side of one of his fingers, and ended up on the DL as a result. They are using zinc oxide and "Stan's Rodeo Cream" to toughen his skin. I looked up SRC on the web, and it's expensive ($40 per "vial," but it didn't say how large a "vial" it was (undoubtedly small)). I don't know if it works, but apparently Beckett, who has a history of developing blisters, swears by it (Stan Johnson is the Dodger's trainer and a former rodeo cowboy).