Detroit Pitcher Doug Fister Took A Liner Off His Head…And Stayed In The Game (Video)

doug fister line drive to the head

Apparently, Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy is just a big baby. When he got hit in the head with a line drive back in early September, he had to leave the game. Then he “elected” to have “lifesaving brain surgery” that knocked him out for the rest of the season.


Meanwhile, last night in Game 2 of the 2012 World Series, Detroit Tigers pitcher Doug Fister took a line drive to the head, and what did he do? He popped right back up to his feet, threw a few practice pitches, and stayed in the game.

What a badass.

Take a look for yourself:

I’m totally kidding about the whole Brandon McCarthy thing, by the way. That was an absolutely terrifying incident. Doug Fister is just incredibly lucky. The ball seemed to have hit his skull at just the right angle so that the force was distributed evenly and Fister was able to walk away without a serious injury.

What are the chances of that?

In fact, I never thought I would ever say this, but I actually think Fox broadcaster Tim McCarver might be right: the pitchers may have to start wearing helmets. Yeah, they’ll look like idiots, but looking like an idiot is better than suffering serious brain damage.  Don’t you think?

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