Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/14/14
A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy has shown he knows how to joke about his scary head injury. His teammates are now joining in the fun. When Oakland clinched its playoff berth, A's players took to celebrating -- but not before making sure McCarthy was protected. McCarthy, who was hit in the head by a line drive early last month and had to have surgery to treat a fractured skull and epidural hemorrhage, was given a batting helmet autographed by his teammates to wear during the brouhaha. The A's also equipped McCarthy with a taped-on soda cup -- to either help him...
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