This video might your stomach churn, and not in that “watching a dog hump a chicken” sort of way: Giants pitcher Joe Martinez suffered a concussion after the Brewers’ Mike Cameron hit a line drive up the middle in what was essentially garbage time of their game yesterday. Martinez actually stood up after enduring the shot before sitting on the mound at the direction of the Giants’ training staff. I find that to be rather badass.
Henry Shulman, in a San Franciso Chronicle blog, reported that Martinez suffered a concussion but was otherwise okay. Hell, Cameron looked more shaken up than Martinez did. But he probably didn’t want to be the guy responsible for the second big league pitcher death in two days. Understandable.