Detroit Tigers pitcher Doug Fister is reportedly fine after taking a line drive off the head in game two of the World Series. Although some are wondering if the proper precautions are being taken. Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who sustained a skull fracture, an epidural hemorrhage and a brain contusion after being struck by a line drive on Sept. 5, wondered via Twitter why the Tigers let Fister on the flight home after Game 2 instead of directing him to a Bay Area hospital.
Fister’s header has some thinking pitchers should start wearing helmets.
Hurricane Sandy has been downgraded but still poses a huge threat to the northeast. While I hope this trend continues and the situation eases and the so-called Frankenstorm ideally fizzles out completely I have to wonder if media hype has once again caused unnecessary panic. Kudos to Anderson Cooper who Tweeted the following: