This must have hurt!
My hand to eye coordination is terrible. I would be rubbish at rounders with an underarm bowler, let alone somebody pitching a baseball at me at 97mph.
In Sunday’s game between the Mets and Brewers, Carlos Gomez was in bat when he faced a pitch from rookie pitcher Noah Syndergaard. While he might be a rookie, he’s still got a good arm on him. As the cranium of Gomez discovered when it got pinged at 97 mph.
Somehow, he was able to walk off the field by himself, with the team later announcing that he did not suffer from concussion.
I think I could have stayed in the game [on Sunday], but I have a history in the past of a couple concussions, and my manager didn’t want to take a risk. I understand that. But everything is fine. I understand what’s going on.
The two exchanged tweets following in the incident, expressing no hard feelings and nothing but sportsman-like respect.
I’d still be on the floor holding my head now if it was me.