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RedsMan3203
09-19-2010, 03:53 PM
PWSullivan

Colvin in stable position after being impaled by bat in upper left chest. Minimal external bleeding. Chest X-rays and sutures. Scary.

Wow!

BearcatShane
09-19-2010, 03:58 PM
What exactly does impaled by the bat mean?

RedsMan3203
09-19-2010, 04:04 PM
What exactly does impaled by the bat mean?


impale - transfix: pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a skewer"

RedsMan3203
09-19-2010, 04:05 PM
ctrent

Just saw the replay of Colvin -- the top half of the bat hit him and a shard of it was stuck in his chest. You could see wood piece & blood

RedsMan3203
09-19-2010, 04:26 PM
http://web18.twitpic.com/img/164733618-982424d3875dde5b0f515e4a0b526521.4c9664b8-scaled.jpg

NJReds
09-19-2010, 04:32 PM
With all of the broken bat pieces that fly around, this was bound to happen sometime. Hope he's okay.

TheNext44
09-19-2010, 05:01 PM
There was talk of doing something about all the shattered bats a few years ago when it started happening nearly all the time. I'm not sure what can be done, but I would think this would cause MLB to put their thinking caps on over this.

GADawg
09-19-2010, 05:11 PM
yep it was just a matter of time....gonna be a fan next then we'll get some more government hearings

HeatherC1212
09-19-2010, 05:51 PM
Poor guy. That sounds really scary. The fans and the other players were probably a little shaken up today. :eek:

RedsMan3203
09-19-2010, 05:52 PM
Colvin to remain in Miami hospital 2-3 days. Bat punctured chest wall. Air got in. Lungs ok. Still stable.

BCubb2003
09-19-2010, 06:04 PM
He scored on the play. Now that's tough.

Big Klu
09-19-2010, 06:17 PM
What exactly does impaled by the bat mean?

Think, "Vampire--stake through the heart". :eek:

Was it a maple bat? Those things are dangerous.

icehole3
09-19-2010, 06:24 PM
Think, "Vampire--stake through the heart". :eek:

Was it a maple bat? Those things are dangerous.

thats what I heard, the maple bats explode a lot easier than the regular bats

savafan
09-19-2010, 06:44 PM
Time to go to wiffle balls and plastic bats.

HumnHilghtFreel
09-19-2010, 07:50 PM
I'm honestly surprised this doesn't happen more often. You always see pieces of bat go flying by guys, it's really just a matter of time.

Unassisted
09-19-2010, 07:51 PM
Keith Olbermann tweeted this link to a pic of the incident grabbed from the WGN video. (To comply with the "no game footage" rule, I'm posting the link and not the image here.) It's not graphic, it's "pre-impalement."

http://twitpic.com/2q2t9u

BoydsOfSummer
09-19-2010, 11:56 PM
The shredded bats seem to have become less frequent to me, or am I just imagining that?

Slyder
09-20-2010, 12:20 AM
Time to ban Maple Bats has been here a while. Whatever reason players think theyre better are not worth the sharp points that occur when they explode/break.

traderumor
09-20-2010, 02:04 PM
The saddest part of this was the terrified look on the young man's face after he realized what had happened.

Unassisted
09-20-2010, 02:15 PM
I wonder if this will goad the commissioner's office into ordering an equipment change? It seems nearly on par with how the death of Mike Coolbaugh led to helmets on base coaches a couple of years ago.

cumberlandreds
09-20-2010, 02:21 PM
IIRC, Steve Yeager of the Dodgers,in the 70's, had something like this happen to him while in the on deck circle. A chunk of bat splintered off and knifed into his his neck. The doctors said if it had gone another half inch over one way it would have cut his jugular vein and he may have bled to death before anything could have been done.
Flying pieces of bats are quite dangerous and it's no wonder you see the players always skipping away when a piece comes flying at them.

Raisor
09-20-2010, 02:24 PM
He scored on the play. Now that's tough.

that's hardcore.

OldRightHander
09-20-2010, 02:46 PM
that's hardcore.

But Coombs would have yanked it out and stitched himself up before even reaching home plate.

All kidding aside, that is pretty tough. You have to wonder if there wasn't just an incredible amount of adrenaline flowing and after he crossed home plate the realization hit him.

traderumor
09-20-2010, 03:23 PM
IIRC, Steve Yeager of the Dodgers,in the 70's, had something like this happen to him while in the on deck circle. A chunk of bat splintered off and knifed into his his neck. The doctors said if it had gone another half inch over one way it would have cut his jugular vein and he may have bled to death before anything could have been done.
Flying pieces of bats are quite dangerous and it's no wonder you see the players always skipping away when a piece comes flying at them.Which I believe also led to the hanging flap from the bottom of the mask...

cumberlandreds
09-20-2010, 04:14 PM
Which I believe also led to the hanging flap from the bottom of the mask...

Yes, I believe you are correct.

Rojo
09-20-2010, 06:04 PM
They ought to mandate thicker handles -- it'd lead to a safer and better game.