Consider the sad and painful case of Casey McGehee. Dude is standing in the on-deck circle just minding his own effing business when a sheared-off hunk of Giancarlo Stanton’s bat comes pinwheeling through the air and strikes him right in the ribs.
A little bit lower and…I don’t even want to think about it.
That could have been really really bad for Casey McGehee. Not that it’s good getting a broken hunk of bat in the ribs. That still sucks big time. But considering all the other stuff that could happen to the human body if hit by broken pieces of bat?
McGehee is lucky he only got it in the ribs. Because something could have gotten speared. That would not be a very pleasant way to go out, being run through with a jagged hunk of lumber while standing in the on-deck circle.
McGehee might want to consider a flak jacket, like quarterbacks wear. Being in Giancarlo Stanton’s vicinity is a little bit dangerous, not just to the opposing team but his own teammates. Stanton pretty much wrecks everything around him. He’s not so much a baseball player as a tornado.