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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'll fill all the slots in with smiley faces.' It was really fun. He's still the same old guy.''
''Everybody was really excited to see him and I think he was very excited to see us, too. There's just nothing that compares to the clubhouse atmosphere and just having him back and being around the guys, it's hard to beat that,'' he said.
McCarthy underwent two hours of surgery late on Sept. 5 after he was hit in the right side of the head earlier in the day by a liner from the Los Angeles Angels' Erick Aybar. The right-hander and Oakland's opening day starter w...
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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 [...]
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...
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In the wake of Brandon McCarthy getting hit in the side of the head last week and the horrifying aftermath, this is some scary, scary stuff. Houston Astros rookie reliever Mickey Storey was hit in the face with a line drive in Wednesday's game against the Cubs. The ball was hit in the eighth inning by Dave Sappelt of the Cubs.
Thankfully, it appears the ball initially deflected...
Last week, Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy took a line drive off his head and needed to be taken to the hospital.
Yesterday, another Major League Baseball pitcher took another line drive right off the top of the noggin.
Watch as Houston Astros pitcher Mickey Storey gets hit by a comebacker from the Chicago Cubs Dave Sappelt which first caroms of his shoulder and...
The Oakland Athletics' remarkable turnaround over the last three months has them atop the AL wild-card race, and the West leaders are well within reach.
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