Originally written on The Last Angry Fan  |  Last updated 8/8/12

Baseball players know that the occasional beaning is all a part of the game.  Except that normally you don’t expect to get nailed in the head by one of your own teammates, which is exactly what happened to Yankees reliever Cody Eppley during the sixth inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Tigers.

Eppley wasn’t paying attention to the infielders throwing the ball around the infield, so when 3rd basemen Eric Chavez tossed the ball back to Eppley, he comically took the throw right off the head.  Manager Joe Girardi and assistant trainer Mark Littlefield came out to check on Eppley, who was just fine.

Here’s video of the funny incident (play close attention to the Yes announcers reaction)…

Gotta love Chavez trying to get Eppley’s attention after he throws the ball at him, then the look on his face after he realizes what he has done, much like the look on a child’s face when there’s that dawning moment of comprehension that he’s done a bad, bad thing.

Priceless.

[H/T to RotoStars]

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