Posted by: Jeff | April 1, 2010

What Are the Odds?

From the worldwide leader in sports:

TAMPA, Fla. — Denard Span‘s mother settled into her box seat, surrounded by 20 family members and friends, to watch her son lead off for the Minnesota Twins.

Uh oh. Look out!

In a shocking split-second, Span hit a hard foul ball that struck his mom in the upper chest Wednesday. She was treated by paramedics and back in the stands minutes later.


Span flied out in the second inning. After the top of the third, Span said Yankees star Derek Jeter stopped him on the field and told him that it was OK to leave the game to check on his mother. Span left in the bottom of the third, telling a team official he wasn’t mentally into the game.

“I told her I came out of the game and she got mad at me because everyone came to see me play,” said Span, a Tampa native. “She was more mad at me for coming out of the game than me hitting her.”

As scary as that must have been at the time, in retrospect it kind of makes you smile.  Opening day is this weekend!


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