Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Baseball Ouch

I was driving home through Gainesville from Atlanta on Saturday when I decided to see if I could pick up UF's baseball game (SEC Championship). I did, first inning and the Bulldogs (Georgia) had just scored a run. With a runner on first the pitcher throws home, the runner takes off for second and the catcher throws...and hits the pitcher square in the back of the head knocking him out.

At that point, the Florida announcers start talking about the 2 Georgia players who are now wheelchair bound, one in a motorcycle accident last year and one in an on-field collision with a teammate this year. I'd have to say that the announcers got a little carried away with the drama of the moment.

Anyway, I've seen guys get hit before, perhaps I've been hit, I can't remember, but I've never seen something like this.

The pitcher appears to be OK, he suffered a mild concussion...a scary moment but he seems to be OK. Had to be hard on the kid that hit him too, who was just announced as a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award as one of the premier college baseball players in the country.

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