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Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Orioles Outfielder Bonked On The Head By Badly Misjudged Pop Fly

If you were looking for one single moment to represent the bottomless misery of the last, oh, two years of Orioles baseball, you could do a lot worse than D.J. Stewart’s ill-fated play on a fourth-inning fly ball in Tuesday’s game against the Yankees in Baltimore. Stewart, chugging in on the play, appeared to badly misjudge the ball’s trajectory, or brutally mistime his sliding attempt, or simply slip and fall—instead of making a heroic highlight catch, Stewart wiped out pretty badly and then had a baseball ricochet off the side of his head.

At this point, the Orioles seem to exist largely as a challenge to any potential satirists of baseball as conditions are now.


QLE Posted: August 07, 2019 at 04:13 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: d.j. stewart, head injuries, orioles

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   1. Rally Posted: August 07, 2019 at 08:52 AM (#5869022)
Must be a park problem. Derek Fisher got hit in the face on an outfield popup just last weekend.
   2. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 07, 2019 at 11:11 AM (#5869065)
From what I saw it looked like Stewart simply lost his footing on the grass, and you can see the divot on the replay. It'd been pouring for about two hours before the game had finally started, and the part of the outfield that the play ended on hadn't been covered by the tarp.
   3. donlock Posted: August 07, 2019 at 02:35 PM (#5869220)
Stewart will have to go on the DL and follow the concussion protocol. I believe it requires a minimum 7 game absence. Fellow Left fielder Dwight Smith, Jr. also had a concussion (from hitting the wall) and missed several games in June.

How common is for two outfielder to have injuries that cause concussions on one team, in one season? Maybe, in the past, they player was just told to "shake it off" and was back soon?
   4. RJ in TO Posted: August 07, 2019 at 02:46 PM (#5869228)
How common is for two outfielder to have injuries that cause concussions on one team, in one season?

Probably very. Players run into walls, or each other, or take hard landings on at least an occasional basis.

Maybe, in the past, they player was just told to "shake it off" and was back soon?

This is likely most of it, although most of them probably weren't ready yet when they were back soon.
   5. Karl from NY Posted: August 07, 2019 at 03:32 PM (#5869266)
How common is for two outfielder to have injuries that cause concussions on one team, in one season?

Well, the Mets famously had that happen on one play...
   6. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 07, 2019 at 04:06 PM (#5869276)
Maybe, in the past, they player was just told to "shake it off" and was back soon?
The initial handling of Stewart wasn’t that great. He stayed in the field, although the MASN broadcast showed him repeatedly rubbing his head, blinking his eyes, with somewhat of a blank stare, and repeatedly putting his hands on his knees and looking down between pitches. He only came out of the game when he was pinch hit for in the next inning.
   7. A triple short of the cycle Posted: August 07, 2019 at 06:42 PM (#5869327)
the player was just told to "shake it off"

Or, "rub some dirt on it."
   8. base ball chick Posted: August 08, 2019 at 11:28 AM (#5869507)
or they COULD trade for vinnie velazquez and play him in left seeing as he knows how to throw and field and make 5 star plays. and he could even go and pitch in a blowout

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