April 01, 2010

Twins' Denard Span Hits Mother with Foul Ball: During a spring training game Wednesday, Minnesota Twins outfielder Denard Span was batting in the first when he fouled off a pitch that struck his mother as she watched near the third base dugout. See the video. She was examined at the game and not seriously hurt. "As soon as the ball was in the air, I realized it was going after my mom," said Span, who left the game to check on her. "When I saw her go down, I couldn't do anything but just run after her and make sure she was OK."

posted by holden to baseball at 11:30 AM - 6 comments

Who among us has never drubbed their mother in the head with a blunt instrument? Pfft indeed.

posted by smithnyiu at 12:16 PM on April 01, 2010

After all the horrible problems they have had with spans in the Twin Cities in recent years, why they even signed this guy to begin with is unfathomable.

posted by beaverboard at 12:24 PM on April 01, 2010

grum -- that Richie Ashburn story is fantastic; thanks for posting.

posted by holden at 12:34 PM on April 01, 2010

That Ashburn story is hilarious.

posted by rcade at 01:09 PM on April 01, 2010

I can hear his mom yelling, "Just you wait until you get home, young man!"

posted by Howard_T at 03:45 PM on April 01, 2010

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