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(Major League Baseball)   Marlins pitcher Dan Jennings hit square in the head by a screaming line drive. Legitimately terrifying   (mlb.com) divider line 57
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2014-08-08 07:43:39 AM  
And the batter got out.
 
2014-08-08 08:07:22 AM  

Mugato: And the batter got out.


The ol' 1-6 put out.

His Tweet:  The scans were negative-it seems I'm going to be ok. The support shown tonight has been unbelievable, speechless. God is amazing

So is God's thought process.  "HaHa  I'm going to allow you get hit and die!...No, just kidding.  You'll still get hit, but you'll be fine".

God is a dick.
 
2014-08-08 08:41:59 AM  
When I saw this happen and he kind of wobbled, I seriously thought he might just fall down dead. A line drive off the temple... I'm amazed he's okay.
 
2014-08-08 08:58:29 AM  
Yeah, that was scary watching it live. It seemed like his body was just wandering around right after the hit on autopilot, and then he collapsed. Dude should sit out for a while even if nothing is obviously wrong, just to be safe.
 
2014-08-08 08:58:46 AM  
If only he had a glove or something.
 
2014-08-08 09:00:41 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: Mugato: And the batter got out.

The ol' 1-6 put out.

His Tweet:  The scans were negative-it seems I'm going to be ok. The support shown tonight has been unbelievable, speechless. God is amazing

So is God's thought process.  "HaHa  I'm going to allow you get hit and die!...No, just kidding.  You'll still get hit, but you'll be fine".

God is a dick.


"I swear, if this guy thanks God for this, I'm putting the tumor back in!"
 
2014-08-08 09:05:48 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: Mugato: And the batter got out.

The ol' 1-6 put out.

His Tweet:  The scans were negative-it seems I'm going to be ok. The support shown tonight has been unbelievable, speechless. God is amazing

So is God's thought process.  "HaHa  I'm going to allow you get hit and die!...No, just kidding.  You'll still get hit, but you'll be fine".

God is a dick.


I think his thought process is that God sets up the chess pieces and let's the game play out. However if a bishop gets hit in the head by a baseball at 100 mph then God will massage out any serious damage from the brain and put him back on the board in 15 days. Thus being amazing.
 
2014-08-08 09:06:26 AM  
he shouldn't have been standing there
 
2014-08-08 09:07:24 AM  
Easy fix

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2014-08-08 09:08:51 AM  
I'm glad he'll be okay. Man that looked truly awful.
 
2014-08-08 09:09:05 AM  

WhackingDay: When I saw this happen and he kind of wobbled, I seriously thought he might just fall down dead. A line drive off the temple... I'm amazed he's okay.


They said the ball was going 101 mph off the bat.  That's a serious hit the head. Glad he's ok, that could have gotten really ugly.
 
2014-08-08 09:15:19 AM  
"God is amazing"


/ball must have done more damage than the docs let on
 
2014-08-08 09:15:59 AM  
First thing that came to my mind was this
img.pandawhale.com

Second thing, I hope he's ok and there are no consequences/complications of the hit.
 
2014-08-08 09:18:41 AM  
I do wonder whether he'll wear that super-padded protective cap when he comes back...and if that would have even made a difference...
 
2014-08-08 09:21:13 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: Mugato: And the batter got out.

The ol' 1-6 put out.

His Tweet:  The scans were negative-it seems I'm going to be ok. The support shown tonight has been unbelievable, speechless. God is amazing

So is God's thought process.  "HaHa  I'm going to allow you get hit and die!...No, just kidding.  You'll still get hit, but you'll be fine".

God is a dick.


i1143.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-08 09:29:46 AM  

SDRR: [i1143.photobucket.com image 720x318]


Now THAT'S funny. And thought-provoking.
 
2014-08-08 09:34:45 AM  

Decillion: I_Am_Weasel: Mugato: And the batter got out.

The ol' 1-6 put out.

His Tweet:  The scans were negative-it seems I'm going to be ok. The support shown tonight has been unbelievable, speechless. God is amazing

So is God's thought process.  "HaHa  I'm going to allow you get hit and die!...No, just kidding.  You'll still get hit, but you'll be fine".

God is a dick.

I think his thought process is that God sets up the chess pieces and let's the game play out. However if a bishop gets hit in the head by a baseball at 100 mph then God will massage out any serious damage from the brain and put him back on the board in 15 days. Thus being amazing.


You shoulda stopped after your first sentence.
 
2014-08-08 09:35:55 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: Mugato: And the batter got out.

The ol' 1-6 put out.

His Tweet:  The scans were negative-it seems I'm going to be ok. The support shown tonight has been unbelievable, speechless. God is amazing

So is God's thought process.  "HaHa  I'm going to allow you get hit and die!...No, just kidding.  You'll still get hit, but you'll be fine".

God is a dick.


That didn't take long.
All you god hating libs better hope your right.
 
2014-08-08 09:54:27 AM  

wichitaleaf: I_Am_Weasel: Mugato: And the batter got out.

The ol' 1-6 put out.

His Tweet:  The scans were negative-it seems I'm going to be ok. The support shown tonight has been unbelievable, speechless. God is amazing

So is God's thought process.  "HaHa  I'm going to allow you get hit and die!...No, just kidding.  You'll still get hit, but you'll be fine".

God is a dick.

That didn't take long.
All you god hating libs better hope your right.


Our right what?
 
2014-08-08 10:10:10 AM  
When he stumbled after being hit, that was farking scary. Glad the tests were negative and "hopefully" it was just a knockout
 
2014-08-08 10:10:43 AM  
If only there was some type of hat a MLB pitcher could wear that would have protected him...

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2014-08-08 10:12:28 AM  

wichitaleaf: All you god hating libs better hope your right.


All you, god, hating libs, better hope your right.

Nope, still doesn't work.
 
2014-08-08 10:13:47 AM  

Milk D: If only there was some type of hat a MLB pitcher could wear that would have protected him...

[api-assets-staging0.s3.amazonaws.com image 338x206]


Beat me by 3 minutes.
 
2014-08-08 10:15:58 AM  
I was just talking to my friends on Tuesday that the reason base coaches have to wear helmets is because someone died by taking a line drive to the head. Glad to see he's going to be okay.
 
2014-08-08 10:22:53 AM  

Milk D: If only there was some type of hat a MLB pitcher could wear that would have protected him...

[api-assets-staging0.s3.amazonaws.com image 338x206]


Given the two choices, I'll take the ball off the temple.
 
2014-08-08 10:23:32 AM  

erupt2001: Beat me by 3 minutes.


during spring training they asked jeff spellcheck (smardzjia) if he would ever use it and he said, "no. they look stupid"
 
2014-08-08 10:24:14 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: Mugato: And the batter got out.

The ol' 1-6 put out.

His Tweet:  The scans were negative-


So they scanned his head and found nothing?
 
2014-08-08 10:37:38 AM  
Is there some kind of baseball code of retaliation for this?  Still bitter because McCutchen went down.
 
2014-08-08 10:40:32 AM  

uutan: Is there some kind of baseball code of retaliation for this?  Still bitter because McCutchen went down.


no way.
 
2014-08-08 10:40:56 AM  
Reminds me of that famous Brian Close story. While fielding at sily mid-off, he got hit on the forehead by the ball from an off-drive. The ball ballooned up and was caught by second slip. After the game Close was asked what would have happened if he'd been hit on the temple instead of the forehead, and Closey goes, "We'll, 'e'd been caught at gulley!"
Probably apocryphal, but a good story nonetheless.
 
2014-08-08 10:41:26 AM  
wichitaleaf:
All you god hating libs better hope your right.

Quick thread de-rail:

Do you think all "libs" hate God, or are you just referring to a subsection of them?
 
2014-08-08 10:43:45 AM  

uutan: Is there some kind of baseball code of retaliation for this?  Still bitter because McCutchen went down.


Code? No, but there is an unwritten rule.
 
2014-08-08 11:18:45 AM  

SDRR: I_Am_Weasel: Mugato: And the batter got out.

The ol' 1-6 put out.

His Tweet:  The scans were negative-it seems I'm going to be ok. The support shown tonight has been unbelievable, speechless. God is amazing

So is God's thought process.  "HaHa  I'm going to allow you get hit and die!...No, just kidding.  You'll still get hit, but you'll be fine".

God is a dick.

[i1143.photobucket.com image 720x318]


I am glad you are doing your part to help with starvation in Niger.
 
2014-08-08 11:18:51 AM  

Waldo Pepper: I_Am_Weasel: Mugato: And the batter got out.

The ol' 1-6 put out.

His Tweet:  The scans were negative-it seems I'm going to be ok. The support shown tonight has been unbelievable, speechless. God is amazing

So is God's thought process.  "HaHa  I'm going to allow you get hit and die!...No, just kidding.  You'll still get hit, but you'll be fine".

God is a dick.

just how weak are you that you feel the need to bash what other's believe.


And if I_AM_Weasel believes that God truly is a dick?  Haven't you just bashed his belief?  How weak does that make you?

I for one do truly believe that if such an entity as God does exist, then he is a dick.  Given the amount of evil and suffering and random acts of hatred that are perpetuated in his name, and without intervention by him.  Ya. Dick.
 
2014-08-08 11:18:52 AM  

No Catchy Nickname: Reminds me of that famous Brian Close story. While fielding at sily mid-off, he got hit on the forehead by the ball from an off-drive. The ball ballooned up and was caught by second slip. After the game Close was asked what would have happened if he'd been hit on the temple instead of the forehead, and Closey goes, "We'll, 'e'd been caught at gulley!"
Probably apocryphal, but a good story nonetheless.


Ah yes, many a blern was scored that day!
 
2014-08-08 11:23:20 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: Mugato: And the batter got out.

The ol' 1-6 put out.

His Tweet:  The scans were negative-it seems I'm going to be ok. The support shown tonight has been unbelievable, speechless. God is amazing

So is God's thought process.  "HaHa  I'm going to allow you get hit and die!...No, just kidding.  You'll still get hit, but you'll be fine".

God is a dick.


You have issues, seek therapy.
 
2014-08-08 11:32:31 AM  

uutan: Is there some kind of baseball code of retaliation for this?  Still bitter because McCutchen went down.


img.fark.net
 
2014-08-08 11:35:33 AM  

Analgesic: No Catchy Nickname: Reminds me of that famous Brian Close story. While fielding at sily mid-off, he got hit on the forehead by the ball from an off-drive. The ball ballooned up and was caught by second slip. After the game Close was asked what would have happened if he'd been hit on the temple instead of the forehead, and Closey goes, "We'll, 'e'd been caught at gulley!"
Probably apocryphal, but a good story nonetheless.

Ah yes, many a blern was scored that day!


Except for the word "blern" none of that made any sense.
 
2014-08-08 11:51:15 AM  
So, according to the unwritten rules, is the team required to seek revenge for this outrage next time they meet?
 
2014-08-08 12:03:01 PM  
He was out on his feet. You see that in hockey every-now-and-then when a guy gets rocked and tries to skate back to the bench...except his brain isn't sending the right signals to the rest of the body...so he just kinda wobbles around.
 
2014-08-08 12:28:59 PM  
I freaking hate how any time God is mentioned, a thread nosedives into a religious or political debate. fark all of you. Go to a different tab. Let's talk sports.

I thought there was a player (possibly not MLB) who took a ball to the head or chest, seemed fine, and then had issues a few days later. Google's doing nothing for me now, so I don't remember if it was something like brain damage or just lingering effects.
 
2014-08-08 12:34:42 PM  
Now I'm getting flashbacks of J.A. Happ's injury.
 
2014-08-08 12:36:48 PM  

skrame: I freaking hate how any time God is mentioned, a thread nosedives into a religious or political debate. fark all of you. Go to a different tab. Let's talk sports.

I thought there was a player (possibly not MLB) who took a ball to the head or chest, seemed fine, and then had issues a few days later. Google's doing nothing for me now, so I don't remember if it was something like brain damage or just lingering effects.


Had a kid in my high school take a pitch to the head.  Hit him in the jaw.  He went down for a few seconds, then seemed fine.  Went back to class.  Went home after school.  Died that night.  Apparently the hit had shoved his jaw up far enough to penetrate his brain casing.  And then the jaw rebounded back in place.  He was bleeding out his brain and didn't know it.

Horribly sad.
 
2014-08-08 12:39:20 PM  

joeshill: Waldo Pepper: I_Am_Weasel: Mugato: And the batter got out.

The ol' 1-6 put out.

His Tweet:  The scans were negative-it seems I'm going to be ok. The support shown tonight has been unbelievable, speechless. God is amazing

So is God's thought process.  "HaHa  I'm going to allow you get hit and die!...No, just kidding.  You'll still get hit, but you'll be fine".

God is a dick.

just how weak are you that you feel the need to bash what other's believe.

And if I_AM_Weasel believes that God truly is a dick?  Haven't you just bashed his belief?  How weak does that make you?

I for one do truly believe that if such an entity as God does exist, then he is a dick.  Given the amount of evil and suffering and random acts of hatred that are perpetuated in his name, and without intervention by him.  Ya. Dick.


Nah, it's still the seventh day God/Buddah/Allah/John Lennon or whoever is still "resting". That's why things are so farked up. His/Her days are 10,000 years long.
 
2014-08-08 12:41:32 PM  
Isn't 'screaming line drive' redundant?
 
2014-08-08 12:50:00 PM  

John Buck 41: Isn't 'screaming line drive' redundant?


I don't think so. There are some soft line drives that are hit off the fists or end of the bat.
 
2014-08-08 12:58:22 PM  

ChrisDe: John Buck 41: Isn't 'screaming line drive' redundant?

I don't think so. There are some soft line drives that are hit off the fists or end of the bat.



Definition
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2014-08-08 01:24:09 PM  
Jennings was credited with an assist, but shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria made the real heady play, catching the ball on the fly
 
2014-08-08 03:36:34 PM  
Summer of 1960. CYO Camp near Lake Erie. A screaming** line drive hits the 3rd baseman, who had never played baseball before, square in the face. After I got up, I tried (unsuccessfully) to get a mulligan.

**Since the batter was around 10, it was probably more like whimpering,
 
2014-08-08 04:10:45 PM  

John Buck 41: Isn't 'screaming line drive' redundant?


A foul ball hit the railing right in front of my face earlier this season at Miller Park. It came in so fast that nobody even tried to catch it; we all dove for cover. That one literally made a screaming sound as it flew toward us. Do they all do that? I've had a puck hit the cement step next to my seat at a hockey game at what I think was the same velocity, but it didn't scream, it just went THWOP.
 
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