Remember when Dick Cheny shot that guy in the face? Well it turns out it’s not just extreme right-wing politicians that can’t shoot straight as even Hall of Fame baseball players occasionally miss their target too. While out hunting this offseason in Arizona, Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum was accidentally shot in the ear by friend and Hall of Famer Robin Yount.
Apparently a quail flew out in front of Sveum, and Yount shot first and asked questions later.
“The bird was in front of him and I was about 50 yards up on a hill,” Sveum said Tuesday at baseball’s winter meetings. “He got the bird up and lost track of where I was. He pulled the trigger and was like, ‘Uh, oh.’ ”
The spray shot hit Sveum in the back of his right ear. The Cubs skipper said there was plenty of blood, but played the incident off as something that happens all the time — no literally he said that.
“We do it all the time,” Sveum said. “Not that close all the time, but we do get BB’s fall on us.”
Amazingly, Sveum didn’t get any stitches after being shot. But you better believe there were plenty of bad Dick Cheny-Robin Yount jokes had after the little hunting snafu.