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JermaineDye05
04-24-2010, 11:05 PM
Chris Jakubauskas hit in the head with a line drive. This is the third time I can remember this happening in the last year+.

Fair warning, this is pretty bad. Worse than the Kuroda and Joe Martinez ones.

Link (http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100424&content_id=9547718&vkey=news_pit&fext=.jsp&c_id=pit)

In the hospital overnight for observation. They say he never lost consciousness.

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04-24-2010, 11:09 PM
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Boondock Saint
04-24-2010, 11:11 PM
God, you can hear the sound of the ball hitting his head. It's horrible.

Maybe pitchers should start wearing helmets, too?

JohnTucker0814
04-24-2010, 11:22 PM
yeah these pitchers are just in a spot where they can really get hurt. I wonder if there is some type of "leather" old style football helmet that the pitchers could wear to at least absorb some of that violence... geez whiz! that had to hurt!

Berkman looks like a class act guy...

WhiteSox5187
04-24-2010, 11:49 PM
I read about it and was scared. There was an article in SI about how it is amazing that a pitcher hasn't been killed yet and cited some close examples. One of them was in 1981 when Harold Baines lined a screamer off the skull of a pitcher for the A's. There was another time a pitcher for Brooklyn was given last rites on the field.

mzh
04-25-2010, 01:19 PM
I pretty surprised that this doesn't happen more often. Is it just me or has this been happening more in the last few years than the past? maybe it has something to do with the maple bats :dunno:

We all, of course, know what happened to Herb Score, but shockingly that is the worst injury i can think of as a result of a line drive to the head.

rdwj
04-25-2010, 01:34 PM
Wow - that was bad. Thankfully it hit him in the hard part of the head instead of one of the more dangerous areas. Seems like there should be something they could implement to protect pitcher's heads a bit.

october23sp
04-25-2010, 02:21 PM
That's why its ****ing stupid that colleges use metal bats. If thats a metal bat he is dead.

Feel really bad for the batters on these types of things.

JermaineDye05
04-25-2010, 02:25 PM
That's why its ****ing stupid that colleges use metal bats. If thats a metal bat he is dead.

Feel really bad for the batters on these types of things.

I'm still waiting for a pitcher to get stabbed as a result of a broken bat flying at them. People don't realize how dangerous this sport is. Now, it's certainly not nearly as bad as hockey and football, but it certainly isn't a cakewalk like some people brush it off as.

WhiteSox5187
04-25-2010, 04:00 PM
That's why its ****ing stupid that colleges use metal bats. If thats a metal bat he is dead.

Feel really bad for the batters on these types of things.

There have actually been a few high school and some college (though not division one) pitchers who have been killed after taking a line drive off the head.

october23sp
04-25-2010, 06:06 PM
There have actually been a few high school and some college (though not division one) pitchers who have been killed after taking a line drive off the head.

It happened in Montana to a high schooler, which is why North Dakota high school is wood bat.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
04-25-2010, 06:57 PM
I'm still waiting for a pitcher to get stabbed as a result of a broken bat flying at them.

Rick Helling, anyone?

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2070511

Granted, it wasn't like he got stabbed in the lung, but still...damn, that's scary. Pretty soon, things will get so out of hand that pitchers will be forced to pitch from behind the pitcher's screen used in batting practice.

Frontman
04-25-2010, 07:33 PM
Amazing he didn't black out. And Berkman definitely seems like the guy who would of rather been out than ever hurt another player.

Wow. Good thing it didn't break his nose or orbital socket.

JermaineDye05
04-26-2010, 02:50 AM
He's out of the hospital and on the 15-Day DL now. He had a concussion naturally.

Good to see there was no further damage. Hopefully he can recover both physically and mentally. Tim Kurkjian was talking last night about a pitcher (don't remember the name) who was hit with a line drive and it ended his career basically because he was affected so bad mentally that it affected his pitching.

white sox bill
04-26-2010, 06:41 AM
He's out of the hospital and on the 15-Day DL now. He had a concussion naturally.

Good to see there was no further damage. Hopefully he can recover both physically and mentally. Tim Kurkjian was talking last night about a pitcher (don't remember the name) who was hit with a line drive and it ended his career basically because he was affected so bad mentally that it affected his pitching.

Wasn't Dick Pole (no he's not a porn actor) was it? I know he was hit by a line drive in the 70's.

Frontman
04-26-2010, 04:18 PM
He's out of the hospital and on the 15-Day DL now. He had a concussion naturally.

Good to see there was no further damage. Hopefully he can recover both physically and mentally. Tim Kurkjian was talking last night about a pitcher (don't remember the name) who was hit with a line drive and it ended his career basically because he was affected so bad mentally that it affected his pitching.

Mark Prior comes to mind. He never was right after being hit.

MtGrnwdSoxFan
04-26-2010, 04:24 PM
Mark Prior comes to mind. He never was right after being hit.

That, and the fact that Baker would leave him in for 130+ pitches per start probably had something to do with it too.

Glad to hear that it's "only" a concussion, and not anything worse. Hopefully he comes back from this with no ill effects.

Also, my respect for Berkman went way up after seeing what he did. He could have just stayed on the bag in silence, but to come over and check on him and give him encouragement/an apology? Class, right there. Kudos, Lance.

jdm2662
04-26-2010, 04:27 PM
Mark Prior comes to mind. He never was right after being hit.

Matt Clement when he was with the Red Sox fit this bill.

pythons007
04-26-2010, 04:54 PM
I'm not sure if everyone saw the other thread with Texeiria slamming his shoulder into the Angels catcher and causing him to go on the DL. At least Berkman, after touch first base came out to see how he was doing.

Texeiria just drilled the guy, takes his helmet off and then does a slam of his foot on homeplate. Doesn't check on the catcher or anything. I think thats the part that kind of bothers me.

IlliniOne82
04-27-2010, 03:23 PM
He's out of the hospital and on the 15-Day DL now. He had a concussion naturally.

Good to see there was no further damage. Hopefully he can recover both physically and mentally. Tim Kurkjian was talking last night about a pitcher (don't remember the name) who was hit with a line drive and it ended his career basically because he was affected so bad mentally that it affected his pitching.

Last week on MLB tonight they had a segment discussing why Peavy has pitched so poorly this year. Harold Reynolds speculated that he wasn't finishing his pitches as a result of a couple line shots he's taken recently. They showed clips of him last year vs. this year and it definitely looked like there was something to it.

Frontman
04-27-2010, 05:14 PM
Matt Clement when he was with the Red Sox fit this bill.

YES! I forgot about that line drive.