You may not need a stubby wrench often. But when you do, you gotta have it. American Presto makes a nice stubby wrench that won't stress your hand like some other brands.
Now, for the ultimate stubby wrench, consider the stubby Gear Wrench. It's got a ratcheting boxend that makes a miserable job easy. And for over-protection from bad luck, take a look at Gear Wrench's Flexhead stubby. It's the king of the stubby wrenches.