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As North Dakotan Helling walked toward the Nashville dugout at Greer Stadium, trainer Jeff Paxson ran onto the field and put a towel over the piece of bat protruding from the pitcher's arm. Team physician Clark Lea removed the shard in the trainer's room and Helling was sent to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to have the arm X-rayed and the wound irrigated.
"It went in on an angle, about 3 inches," Paxson said. "I've never seen anything like it in 18 years in baseball."
Catcher Julio Mosquera wasn't sure what happened at first but turned his head away when he saw the bat fragment sticking in Helling's arm.
"I almost fainted," Mosquera said. "I never saw anything like that in my life."
"He took it like a man," Kremblas said. "I went in and watched and the doctor was pulling hard to get it out.
"Luckily, it went in on an angle. It's his left arm so if there's no structural damage hopefully he won't have to go on the DL. I've never seen that. It was pretty gross."
I can just imagine the trainer with two hands yanking on the shard while pushing off with his feet on the trainers table...and Helling's skin stretching outward as his body is resists letting the shard go...thus the trainer has to pull over and over again. I can hear the blood-curdling screams of Rick Helling as the shard splinters even more deep inside the flesh. I can just imaging the infection that will develop due to the pine tar that will enter his blood stream.
I WANT PICTUES, DAMMIT!!!