Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 12/12/12
PHOENIX The phrases epidural hemorrhage and brain contusion do not usually inspire a punch line. That is, unless you are right-hander Brandon McCarthy, who took social media to new heights by using his sense ofhumor to help get through the skull fracture he suffered when he was struck by an Erick Aybar line drive Sept. 4 while pitching for Oakland, injuries that left him in critical condition for several days. Even in the ambulances that transported him to one hospital and then another, McCarthy got on his Twitter account to continue his steady stream of insights, one-liners and dry observations that should make the newly signed starting pitcher a hit in the Diamondbacks clubhouse. A sample log of his week in the hospital during recovery from an operation that drained the hemorrhage and stabilized the fracture:Sept. 8: The good news in all of this is that I set up my fantasy lineups beforehand. So there should be no excuses at this point.Sept. 9: Does auto correct have a brain inj...
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