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    Brandon McCarthy Suffered A Skull Fracture, An Epidural Hemorrhage & Brain Contusion

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    Was shocked to see that headline earlier, I had no idea it was that serious. I've always been a fan of McCarthy (I strongly advocated the Reds pick him up after Texas gave up on him) as both a player and a person, and hopefully he recovers fully from this.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Horrible news. You forget how dangerous professional sports can be until something like this happens, the speed and the power of the game. I pray that everything goes well for McCarthy.

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    I think he'll recover and play again, but it would be nice if some of the MDs we have on the board gave their opinions.
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    Very scary. It amazes me sometimes that this doesn't happen more, just goes to show how good some of those athletes are out there to defend themselves against shots back through the middle.
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Brandon McCarthy Suffered A Skull Fracture, An Epidural Hemorrhage & Brain Contus

    The games greatest catalyst is fear, fear of the ball in the box and on the mound


    Just ask Tony C


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    Re: Brandon McCarthy Suffered A Skull Fracture, An Epidural Hemorrhage & Brain Contus

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    The games greatest catalyst is fear, fear of the ball in the box and on the mound


    Just ask Tony C

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    Re: Brandon McCarthy Suffered A Skull Fracture, An Epidural Hemorrhage & Brain Contus

    You'd almost like to see pitchers wear some kind of helmet out there but I kind of think it may affect their pitching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    You'd almost like to see pitchers wear some kind of helmet out there but I kind of think it may affect their pitching.
    Oh that is coming one day trust me.

    Helmets and bubble wrap in the uniform.
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    Re: Brandon McCarthy Suffered A Skull Fracture, An Epidural Hemorrhage & Brain Contus

    The tech should be good enough to come up with a decent protective device without resorting to something that resembles a football helmet. Start incorporating it in the youth leagues and bring it forward as they move up the ranks.

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    Re: Brandon McCarthy Suffered A Skull Fracture, An Epidural Hemorrhage & Brain Contus

    Poor guy. I saw the video of that hit and it was so scary. I am amazed that he never lost consciousness! My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family. Hope his recovery is complete and that we see him back with his team on the sidelines this year and hopefully pitching again next season.
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    Re: Brandon McCarthy Suffered A Skull Fracture, An Epidural Hemorrhage & Brain Contus

    an epidural hemorrhage is where the epidural artery bleeds. the blood accumulates between the skull & the brain. since there is only so much room in the skull cavity the brain gets compresssed. this is much worse than a subdural hematoma which is a low pressure venous bleed. he could have suffered major brain damage. only time will tell.

    I was thinking of John Olerud. I believe he had suffered a sub arachnoid bleed from a ruptured aneurysm. He wore a helmet in the field playing 1B. It seems like some sort of mini helmet could be made for pitchers or pitchers, first basemen & third basemen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    Oh that is coming one day trust me.

    Helmets and bubble wrap in the uniform.
    Bubble wrap? Awesome! Then when a player slides into 2nd, you can hear him go pop, pop, pop.
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    Also one of the best athletes to follow on twitter -- consistently insightful and funny.

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