Again, I’m late with this one but since YF continues to take the high road and I’m just that petty a Yanks fan, I’m going to put it out there.
Here’s a hypothetical: You’re a pitcher and you throw a plus 90 mph fast ball that winds up smacking the guy at bat in the helmet. What’s more is that to most eyes, the batter had no chance of getting out the way of the pitch. He has to leave the game and take a trip to the hospital to make sure everything’s all right because, you know, he got hit in the head by a major league fast ball. What’s your reaction?
The ever pious Curt Schilling, when faced with that exact situation, opted to place the blame where it clearly needed to be placed. From this recap of a recent spring training game, we are privy to Schilling’s take on what it feels like to send a man to the hospital: "The bottom line is that ball should not have hit him," Schilling said. "You’ve got to be able to get out of the way of that pitch." Now that’s classy.