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I will tell you this. If the first fatality in 120 years happened this year and I didn't see it live I'm going to be *pissed.*
Perhaps humor isn't really appropriate right now.
Humor is always appropriate. If you're thinking it's not, you're out of sorts with the universe and need to recalibrate.
Humor is always appropriate.
Humor is always appropriate.
Of course. Shame you aren't funny.
Some idiot in Texas has been tweeting horrible things to Mrs. McCarthy about what he'd do to her while her 'paralyzed' husband watches. There are some sick, miserable people in the world.
Having been a follower of McCarthy's on Twitter for close to a year now, I will say that he of all people would appreciate some decent humor as long as it wasn't hateful or ill-willed. He has a pretty good sense of humor and can appreciate it, even if some of it might be thought of as too soon.
to my eyes, it looked like more of a glancing blow than a skull-crushing impact. was that not accurate? or was the speed of the ball just so fast that even a glancing blow caused significant structural damage? and i stress structural here, because, well, it doesn't actually take that much force to cause neurological issues, so structural damage would seem to indicate a greater threat.
will this get the discussion started regarding more protective headgear for pitchers?
to my eyes, it looked like more of a glancing blow than a skull-crushing impact.
An environment of weightlifter/roiders swinging for the fences every swing is not conducive to pitcher safety.
awful events like this bring strange reactions. i find it difficult to believe anyone that would take the time to post here doesn't feel overwhelming empathy even if they have a hard time expressing it.
I'm not going to watch the video again to check, but the ball appeared to change direction enough to end up going in the shortstop direction into left field. And the ball ended up in the outfield, that is, far away.
"Crazy about this children's tylenol, can't believe they give it to kids."
Brandon McCarthy ?@BMcCarthy32
The good news in all of this, is that I set up my fantasy lineups beforehand. So there shall be no excuses at this point.
i am not that dirk. just want to make that clear in case anyone might have thought that.
Maybe it wasn't hit as hard as my mistaken impression.
The ball deflected to the third baseman, near the bag, and quickly enough that he threw out the runner at first.
I'm fine with the people here thinking that the McCarthy thing is funny. As long as if they happen to suffer possibly fatal head trauma, they are ok with everyone standing around and laughing at them. My guess is they wouldn't. Nothing funny about any of this
Hey, Rickey/Sam H, see this? Dirk Hayhurst thinks you're a jerk.
I officially give carte blanche that if I take a liner off the skull, while in flames, and dying of AIDS...you may all take pics and post it to MLB memes.
Some idiot in Texas has been tweeting horrible things to Mrs. McCarthy
I didn't pitch in my softball league this year. It's pretty scary, you don't have anything close to MLB level bat speeds but you're only about 35 feet away and everyone has a metal bat. If I pitch next year I won't be doing it with a cap and liner, or even a helmet. I'll be out there in full catcher's gear.
So I wised up and bought a catcher's helmet, and a cup.
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