Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton hits the longest homers in baseball. He's broken a scoreboard and a car windshield with his tape-measure blasts, and he even took BP in a junkyard recently to smash up car windows.
Point being: Stanton and his bat are dangerous.
We learned that again Tuesday night, just in a different way, with a different victim — one of his Marlins cohorts. Usually, it's better to be Stanton's teammate than a guy trying to get him out. Not this time.
When Stanton broke his bat against Rays pitcher Chris Archer in the fourth inning, a bat shard flew at Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee, who was in the on-deck circle. It nailed him in the gut. Even manager Mike Redmond, who has a few feet away, jumped. Imagine how McGehee felt.
Luckily the sharp end didn't impale him or cut him. McGehee actually went up to bat just like normal afterward, as if nothing happened. Eternal tough-guy points for that.
In addition, McGehee deserves a T-shirt: "I got hit by Giancarlo Stanton's bat and lived to tell about it." Not all baseballs are so lucky, you know.
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