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One and a half times. That is how many times I have been able to watch the Brandon McCarthy play where a darting Eric Aybar comebacker destroys the Oakland A’s pitcher’s skull. Holy mother of invisible friends, that hurts.
The first time I saw it my stomach dropped and I got real dizzy. When the replay was shown again — this time in slow-motion — I anticipated the skull crushing but still wasn’t able to get through it. I thought I was going to be sick.
I was sick the first time I saw Clint Malarchuk get his neck sliced by a Steve Tuttle’s skate back in Buffalo too. In fact, I remember asking my dad if it was even real, hoping that the spewing, rhythmical blood staining the ice might be some cute Hollywood trick designed to draw in more fans. Sadly, the situation was quite real.
As was Joe Theismann’s career ending leg snap, courtesy of Lawrence Taylor. Even Homer Simpson had a hard time stomaching that!
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Amanda McCarthy tweeted a photo of her husband, Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy, a week after his brain surgery. He’s walking down a street in San Francisco. It was his first day walking outside unassisted. Look closely and you’ll see the surgical scar on his shaved head.
It’s great to know that Brandon McCarthy has maintained his excellent sense of humor despite his head injury.
The Oakland A’s pitcher was hit in the head by a line drive last Wednesday and was taken to the hospital for examination. He had surgery to relieve swelling in his brain after a CT scan revealed a skull fracture and brain contusion.
McCarthy was released from the hospital...
Brandon McCarthy’s wife Amanda shared a photo on Twitter Wednesday that shows the scar on her husband’s head following brain surgery. McCarthy was struck in the head by a line drive from Erick Aybar last week and went to the hospital to have surgery to relieve swelling in his brain. The 28-year-old pitcher was released [...]
Brandon McCarthy was having a good day. So good, in fact, that he dared to try something that many men know could get them into a serious bit of trouble. McCarthy, who has been in the hospital since last week after being struck in the head by a batted ball, was discharged on Tuesday. Considering the severity of his injury and the fact that he was only recently undergoing brain surgery...
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Less than week after taking a line drive to the dome, the A's starter is out of the hospital and back on his A+ Twitter game.
A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy was released from the hospital today, five days after taking a line drive to the head that caused brain surgery on a epidural hemorrhage, a brain contusion and a skull fracture.McCarthy has been in high spirits throughout the way, joking about his fantasy football roster on tweeter, today asked his lovely wife, Amanda, a question that apparently he’s...
Following an extended stay in the hospital following two hours of emergency brain surgery last Wednesday night after suffering a pidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture when he was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Angels batter Erick Aybar, Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy was released from the hospital on Tuesday. [...]
Oakland A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy is the owner of one of the funnier and more enjoyable Twitter accounts in all of baseball. McCarthy also had the unfortunate luck of getting slammed in the face with a baseball off the bat of Angel Eric Aybar last week. The injury resulted in an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture that was repaired with two hours of surgery...
Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy has been released from a Bay Area hospital less than a week after getting hit in the head by a line drive and undergoing surgery.
The A's say Dr. Peter Weber, the neurologist who performed the surgery at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, and team physician Dr. Allan Pont agreed ''McCarthy had made an excellent...
Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy stopped by the clubhouse to visit his teammates Friday, just more than a week after getting hit in the head with a line drive.
He was his usual jokester and worked on a crossword puzzle.
''I told him he should fill in a crossword and put a bunch of letters backward,'' reliever Jerry Blevins said. ''He said, `I&...
Oakland A’s starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy is fresh out of the hospital after undergoing surgery for a fractured skull, due to batted ball that hit him in the head. Either the pain medication is doing its job well, or he is just going to take full advantage of his gorgeous wife nursing him back to [...]
Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy stopped by the clubhouse to visit his teammates Friday, just more than a week after getting hit in the head by a line drive.
He was a jokester as usual and worked on a crossword puzzle.
"I told him he should fill in a crossword and put a bunch of letters backward," reliever Jerry Blevins said. "He said, `I'll fill all...
The September 12th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including McCarthy released from the hospital, Santana making the wrong kind of home run history, Mike Trout's MVP chances and much more...
The Story: Brandon McCarthy has been released from the hospital and tweets hilariously in the process.
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