The projectile traveled a pretty good distance and didn't lose a lot of steam as it neared San Diego's first base dugout. Thankfully, Denorfia, who found himself directly in its path, got his head tucked in safely, but he still took a pretty solid shot on the back.
Needless to say, he was not happy. In fact, his reaction would indicate he was something quite the opposite of happy, and it appears he's referencing a previous occurrence in which Cabrera lost the bat and nearly took his head off. The Padres broadcast looked into the matter briefly and never followed up with a report, so we'll have to assume it happened in spring training or perhaps even batting practice.
1. When they say "grip it and rip it" they really do mean GRIP it.
2. As Padres color commentator Mark Grant said on the broadcast, keep your head on a swivel at all times. That's on the field, in the stands and even in the dugout. Those baseballs and especially the bats are dangerous objects when flying around major league ballparks, and sometimes the professionals even struggle handling them.
Bottom line, just pay attention and be ready to move. That goes for the folks in Miami, too.
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