In Yankeeville, we learned that Greg Golson was hit on the noggin yesterday by an errant AJ Burnett pitch. (Is there any other kind?) Via LoHud:
Greg Golson said he feels fine after being hit in the head by A.J. Burnett yesterday. It was during live batting practice, and it was the first pitch Golson saw. He said he was shaken up initially, but he feels fine and was laughing about it this morning. He’ll go for precautionary tests, but Golson said he’s not worried about it.
OK, there were two “he feels fine”s in that paragraph, which makes me wonder if Golson does feel fine or he’s just trying to be a real man. I would at least have a headache or some ringing in my ears, wouldn’t you?
Moving over to RedSoxVille, Josh Beckett got smacked in the temple with a ball while standing in the outfield during batting practice. The culprit? A staffer named Ino Guerrero, who will probably be dragged off to an undisclosed location, never to be heard from again. Via ESPN.com:
The Red Sox said the pitcher did not need to be taken to the hospital and was treated at the park. The team initially said Beckett was OK, but he started to experience concussion symptoms and was sent home to rest.
Unlike Golson, Beckett admitted to having a headache.
So my question is…Aren’t injuries like this supposed to be caused by opposing players, not your teammates? Just asking.
In other news, my boy Jorge Vazquez had his third impressive day at the plate today. I really hope he’s not a fluke. Not when I’m starting to like him this much.
CC? No problem with the knee in his first outing. I guess not eating box after box of Cap’n Crunch was the right way to go, post-surgery.
Manny Banuelos seems to have impressed everybody. I wish I’d gotten to see him pitch.
Actually, I wish I’d gotten to see everybody play today. How irritating that all the games aren’t televised.