Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Q. How many Yankee pitchers does it take to catch a line drive? A. More than one, apparently

Southington, Ct.'s Carl Pavano is walked off the
field after being struck by a line drive yesterday

NEW YORK (AP) April 10, 2005 -- Yankees pitcher Carl Pavano was hit on the head by Melvin Mora's line drive and left New York's 7-2 loss to Baltimore in the third inning Sunday with a mild concussion.

Pavano was taken to Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center for CT scan and neurological tests, Yankees physician Dr. Stuart Hershon said. He returned to Yankee Stadium in time to catch the team flight to Boston.

"He's fine," Hershon said.

One pitch after first baseman Jason Giambi dropped Mora's foul pop for an error, Mora lined the ball up the middle. It ricocheted off Pavano and landed in foul territory behind first base for a single that sent Brian Roberts from first to third.

Pavano remained standing, but immediately was replaced by Tanyon Sturtze.

Giambi chases after the ricochet like
it was a bottle of Androstenedione