Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy is one of the few players who has the distinction of almost dying during a baseball game. On September 5 last year, McCarthy was hit by an Erick Aybar line drive, collapsed, and was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery to relieve intracranial bleeding. He missed the entire season. Then, a few weeks ago, McCarthy suffered a seizure—which was related to last year's injury. Meaning, he's not really in the clear yet.
This is why former reliever Mitch Williams, who now serves as an anchor on MLB Tonight, irritated so many last night when he used McCarthy's injury to prove a point about pitching inside:
Most irritated? McCarthy, who keeps maybe the funniest Twitter account of any current athlete. He spent the evening undermining Williams' credibility more than its already low state, and the result was this hilarious series of Tweets:
Lessons of the day: A. Just show pull hitters hitting home runs if you're trying to make a point about pitching inside. And B. Don't fuck with Brandon McCarthy.