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(Major League Baseball)   So, how hard hit was the ball that struck Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ in the head? Well, it ricocheted beyond first base and up the right-field line (w/video)   (mlb.mlb.com) divider line 54
    More: Scary, J.A. Happ, HAPP, Bluejays, J.P. Arencibia, Desmond Jennings, Adam Lind, Bayfront Medical Center, Tropicana Field  
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2013-05-08 09:42:17 PM  
Guy just doesn't have as hard a head as Doug Fister.
 
2013-05-08 10:35:25 PM  
Can't even mute the pre-vid commercial? F*CK you, mlb.com
 
2013-05-09 12:25:35 AM  
According to the wiki, the ball that killed Chapman made a sound similar to it hitting a bat, so the ball was fielded, and then thrown around the infield before they realized something was wrong.

And from personal experience, the sound of an aluminum bat forcefully hitting a human skull is a sickening thud...
 
2013-05-09 02:19:00 AM  

NakedReporta: I don't see why, in an instance like this, play isn't immediately stopped so the injured player can be treated, and then the umpires allowed to make a ruling on baserunner progression. As a safety issue, I can't see how everyone involved wouldn't be on board with that. Happ looks like he's going to be OK, but what if the injury had been life-threatening?


Never actually watched baseball, have you?

Plays happen so fast in baseball, it was probably over before anyone realized what happened.
 
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