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High schooler is brain dead after being hit by pitch (Updated)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smash Williams, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Smash Williams

    Smash Williams Well-Known Member

    This is just tragic.

    http://www.news-leader.com/article/20090422/BREAKING02/90422054
     
  2. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Re: High schooler in critical condition after being hit by pitch

    Wow. Hope the kid makes it.
     
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Re: High schooler in critical condition after being hit by pitch


    I agree it's tragic. I just thought it was weird to say that it was an "inside fastball."

    In a case like this, where there could be lawsuits or who knows what, I think you need to be very careful if you are specific.


    1) If it hit him in the back of the head, I don't think that qualifies as a pitch that you normally think of inside.

    2) How do we know it was a fastball, unless the pitcher says it was. Could have been a slider or who knows what.
     
  4. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Re: High schooler in critical condition after being hit by pitch

    His parents said they encouraged him to stop playing football because injuries could risk his baseball career.

    Pretty chilling sentence there.
     
  5. jps

    jps Active Member

    Re: High schooler in critical condition after being hit by pitch

    only thing I can think of, ace, is maybe he turned into it? (course, I haven't clicked the link)
     
  6. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Re: High schooler in critical condition after being hit by pitch

    Sports Illustrated had a good piece last week on just how dangerous a thrown or batted baseball can be to anyone.

    Part of the feature focused on Mike Coolbaugh and how, when he was preparing for a Mexican League tryout, his line drive clipped his BP pitcher and good friend. The tryout didn't go well, and he ended up taking the coaching job in Tulsa, where he died almost instantly after getting beaned with a foul ball.
     
  7. pseudo

    pseudo Active Member

    Re: High schooler in critical condition after being hit by pitch

    According to the blog at the News-Leader, he turned his back and ducked.

    Here's a story from someone who covered the game: http://lebanondailyrecord.com/publish/article_9126.shtml
     
  8. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Re: High schooler in critical condition after being hit by pitch

    Damn. Always see kids do that, and it makes me cringe every time.
     
  9. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

  10. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Re: High schooler in critical condition after being hit by pitch

    I second you on the thoughts Joe Rossi. Prayers for the kid and the family, and prayers for the pitcher.
     
  11. jps

    jps Active Member

    Re: High schooler in critical condition after being hit by pitch

    definitely prayers needed for the pitcher also here - even if, hopefully, the kid pulls through, it's gonna be tough for this young man to get through his days, let alone play baseball again.
     
  12. Smash Williams

    Smash Williams Well-Known Member

    Re: High schooler in brain dead after being hit by pitch (Updated)

    I wish I had better news, but according to the News-Leader, Clegg has been declared brain dead.

    http://www.news-leader.com/article/200990423078
     
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