G-Man wrote:this is very worrisome. it's well documented that players who get beaned in the head/face are very affected by it. imagine getting a major league pitch right in your face....it's only natural to be hesitant to get back into the batter's box, nonetheless be aggressive. look at sosa - he stands a good 3 inches farther off the plate post-beaning then he did before it.
hopefully hafner comes back soon and remembers immediately that he was killing the ball before that jackass buerhle plunked him.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it wasn't like he was hit directly in the face by the pitch. I thought it fouled off into his mug, or bounced off of some part of his body and by chance, nailed his mouth pretty good and he's experiencing the lingering effects of a concussion? I mean, if that's the case, I doubt we have to worry about the guy being terrified to get in the box.
And why is Mark Buehrle a jackass all the sudden? It wasn't like he threw at his face intentionally. People get beaned all the time, it's part of the game.