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  • David Bell, Bean Ball Hero

    DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Philadelphia Phillies third baseman David Bell was hit in the side of the helmet by a pitch from Toronto's Miguel Batista on Thursday.

    Bell went down but immediately bounced back up and started walking toward first base. After being examined by a trainer, he walked off the field under his own power. He was taken back to the Phillies' complex in nearby Clearwater.

    Several beanballs, four ejections and heated words between the teams followed.
    Batista also hit Shawn Wooten on the left hip with a pitch in the fourth inning, and first base umpire Marty Foster warned both benches. Phillies reliever Ryan Madson then threw behind Frank Catalanotto, so Madson and Philadelphia manager Larry Bowa were ejected.

    Batista and Blue Jays manager Carlos Tosca were tossed after the right-hander threw up and in to Todd Pratt leading off the fifth.

    The benches cleared in a spring training game between these teams last year, when Rheal Cormier tried to hit Roy Halladay twice and missed. Halladay had earlier hit Jim Thome with a pitch.

    Batista also hit Houston's Adam Everett with a pitch that glanced off his shoulder and struck him in the cheek and nose on March 27.
    Dude. Can. Fly.

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    And, frankly, it has never occured to me that "winning" a debate is important, or that I should be hurt when someone like Airshark or kah, among others (for whom winning a pseudo debate or declaring intellectual superiority over invisible others is obviously very important) ridicule me.

    -The Artist formerly known as King in KC


    • #3
      if you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.

      Hehe, in baseball that saying works both ways.
      Un-Official Sponsor of Randy Choate and Kevin Siegrist


      • #4
        I hope this thread goes to like 200 pages or something.
        RIP Chris Jones 1971-2009
        You'll never be forgotten.