On Sunday, Shane Victorino tested Brandon McCarthy's reflexes with a liner up the middle, thoroughly terrifying anyone who knows McCarthy's story:
Thanks to luck and to McCarthy's Matrix moves, no harm was done. Still, McCarthy's wife Amanda couldn't help but reflect on the fallout from Brandon's skull fracture in 2012...including all the Twitter fame:
Just think @BMcCarthy32 If you would have ducked like that last year you would only have like 50,000 twitter followers.— Amanda McCarthy (@Mrs_McCarthy32) August 5, 2013
And Victorino, who probably scared the crap out of his own self at the moment of contact, took the opportunity to apologize:
...and apologize again:
That brawl would have been something, but yeah, I think we're all especially thankful that ball continued on its way. It's a wonder McCarthy's still willing to face down line drives after all he's been through.