It’s probably not nice to laugh. But it’s a player from the New York Yankees. So that just makes it even funnier. This clip left both of us in stitches. Brett Gardner threw his batting helmet in anger, but it bounced back and it nailed him right in the mouth. He ended up needing 6 stitches to close the wound according to MLB.com.
It's all fun and games until the helmet bounces back and hits you in the face. pic.twitter.com/gy6Lpgrhlf— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) June 8, 2019
As you can imagine, Twitter was just as sympathetic as I was.
I just want to give a HUGE shoutout to Brett Gardner’s helmet for not taking his abuse quietly and coming back right at him to split his lip, forcing him into 6 painful stitches.— Kerry ☘️⚾️ (@VeryGoodKerry) June 9, 2019
You, Mr Batting Helmet, are a hero for that, and for suffering through every day on his melon.
… and my personal favorite.
Brett Gardner's new walk up song has to be Fat Lip by Sum 41.— Conor Sherman (@ShermanConor) June 9, 2019