February 28, 2011

Beckett Hit In Head By Ball, Suffers Mild Concussion

Josh Beckett was hit on the left side of his head by a batted ball this morning. He walked off the field with a trainer and was seen on the Sox bench during the early innings of today's game against Minnesota.

Several writers at the park just reported that Beckett has "mild concussion symptoms" and was sent home. He will be re-examined tomorrow.


mattymatty said...

Are you f'n KIDDING!?!?

Patrick said...

No, fuck no.

allan said...

It didn't sound super serious -- though the circumstances of how it happened are fucked up.

winchou said...

Of the incident, Tito said: "I bet you it felt like a bolt of lightning. That's not really what you're expecting. It's just a fluke thing. Fortunately, it hit Beckett in the head. It's better than hitting him in the shoulder."

From SI:

johngoldfine said...

Sounds like the 2010 RS....




laura k said...

Fortunately, it hit Beckett in the head. It's better than hitting him in the shoulder.

Classic Tito.

Pokerwolf said...

I'm with Laura.

Man, I love Tito. =)

allan said...

What was Yogi's (or maybe Dizzy Dean's) line? "They took an x-ray of my head, but they didn't find anything."

Similarly, SoSHer NickEsasky: "If it did something to the mental pathway that forces him to throw 25 straight fastballs, it could be a blessing in disguise."



Well, here is something I never thought I (or any other Red Sox fan) would ever say:

"A manager is on my very short list of my favourite Red Sox people ever."

I see no reason why Francona shouldn't stay until he doesn't want manage anymore. Imagine that. A Red Sox fan begging that the current manager *never* gets fired. These are strange times!

allan said...

When asked what he said to Guerrero, Francona said: "I called him a dumb [expletive]."

Benjamin said...

Amy, did you see how tan Varitek looked at photo day?