This is why beat writers both going to Spring Training. This is why the idea that the World Baseball Classic is somehow more dangerous than Spring Training is insane. This is why newer, better, baseball helmets are now mandatory across baseball.

This is Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez nearly taking Giancarlo Stanton‘s head off during live BP.

More than anything. this is why Jose Fernandez, one of the top prospects in baseball, will never amount to ANYTHING in the game of baseball. That is Giancarlo Stanton you just beaned, Jose. Have you no tact? Have you no decency?

What an awful sight. Hopefully Stanton is fine. Fernandez, on the other hand, he has to face Stanton in the clubhouse. Expect his prospect stock to take a hit, as pitching without a head tends to be quite difficult.

Update: the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports Stanton is “fine”, he signed a few autographs before leaving the field and claimed he was not dizzy. Poor Jose Fernandez, whom I jokingly chided in the this post, was reportedly upset and rushed to the clubhouse to apologize to Stanton.

Comments (12)

  1. Quick question, Is there any possibility that the pitch just got away from Jose? How did you know he did it on purpose?

    • There is no chance he did it on purpose. None whatsoever.

      • Fernandez: Well, you know, we were playing a game and, you know, I was pitching,
        and I was really throwing some smoke. And Giancarlo Stanton, he was up, and man that
        guy, you know, he was crowding the plate.

        Fairservice: Wow! Giancarlo Stanton! *Swoon*

        Fernandez: Yeah, well, Giancarlo Stanton or not, I own the inside of that plate. So I
        throw one, you know, inside, you know, a little chin music, put him right on his
        pants. Cause I gotta intimidate when I’m on the mound. Well the next pitch,
        he’s right back in the same place. So, I had to plunk him.

        • lol

          although it looks like it was the first one he threw, and i know you said NO way Drew, but man, that was a FB right at his head, not even close to the zone.

          • Also, did you notice Jose’s reaction, or lack there of? He turns away, you would think if he didn’t mean to he would be moving towards the plate, to at least see if he was ok.

  2. Stop crowding the plate!

  3. Wonder if Jose wishes he was a bluejay right now?

    First they trade away any shot of winning, well, anything, leave him the only player left, and now this. I feel so bad for him, i hope the black hole that is Miami doesn’t shorten his career, he could be the kinda guy that could hit the 600 plus HR mark.

    Karma needs to shift back his way or something, keep your head up kid.

  4. Stanton probably banged his GF. Chicks dig the long ball.

  5. Why do I have this image of Drew jumping in front of that ball like a secret service agent protecting the Stanton from certain doom. Picture it in slow motion.

  6. Primadonna! Get back in the box!

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