Brad Ziegler hit by bat shard, says he’s OK
The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
Brad Ziegler once spent six days in intensive care after he was hit in the head by a line drive in the minor leagues. He had his skull fractured again by a deflected thrown ball one offseason, so he’s had his share of frightening baseball experiences.
On Friday night, Ziegler was struck below the right shoulder blade by a shard of Mike Napoli’s bat when it shattered in the ninth inning.
“When I saw the bat coming, I was like, ‘Great, I’m going to get stabbed,’ ” Ziegler said Saturday morning. “And I also didn’t have any idea where the ball went, so I was trying to duck away from the bat and maybe the ball, too. That was as scary as anything, because I never saw the ball.”