Found September 09, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Brandon McCarthy, thank goodness, looks like he's going to be OK. The Oakland Athletics pitcher was tweeting on Saturday, sitting up all morning, asking questions of his neurologist, according to A's trainer Nick Paparesta, who related the news to the team's beat writers. Paparesta also said that McCarthy could leave critical care soon. All that amounts to progress, a major relief, except for one thing. Once McCarthy recovers from surgery for a skull fracture, brain contusion and epidural hemorrhage, most people in baseball will move on from what happened. Pitchers will remain in danger from getting struck in the head by batted balls, and hardly anyone will say a word. I fear the sport is headed for a tragedy, a pitcher who suffers major brain damage, maybe even loses his life. At that point, baseball will ask, "How do we make sure this never happens again?" But that conversation needs to begin immediately, before it's too late. I wrote much the same t...
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