Think you’re having a bad day? You’re not having a bad day because odds are this probably didn’t happen to you.
Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Jean Segura was clocked in the face when he walked by a bat-swinging Ryan Braun in the dugout during Saturday night’s game against the Chicago Cubs. The video footage proves that, yes, a small baseball dugout is a bad place to twirl a bat around like a windmill.
“No concussion, no fracture but he was laid open pretty good. So a plastic surgeon stitched him up,” Roenicke said. “He’ll have some swelling tomorrow, I’m sure, so we’ll see how quickly it goes down and how many days [out of the lineup] it’s going to be.”
“You never want to see something like that,” Braun told reporters. “It breaks your heart a little bit. Obviously, it’s never something done intentionally but whenever you’re involved in a situation like that it puts life in perspective … Thank God, from everything we’ve heard, he’s OK. It could have been a lot worse.”
Yes, it could have been a lot worse. That’s why Braun is lucky he’s the team’s marquee player. Do something like this when you’re a utility infielder and it’s straight to Triple-A with you.