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Cliff Lee Hit a Fan in the Head with a Baseball (Off of Anthony Rendon’s Bat)

Jul 11, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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The Phillies lost 5-1 to the Nationals on Wednesday night, which is okay because you can’t win ‘em all, and we’re all sort of waiting for the bottom to fall out anyway. However, we’ve come to expect wins when Cliff Lee takes the hill, and it was the rare failure to deliver that stood out.

Specifically, Lee may have pounded the strike zone a bit too hard, which could help explain how he was done in by four solo home runs – nearly more. It was starting to look like batting practice or even the damn home run derby out there.

That happens though, so we might as well just look at this guy who had really great seats… much better than his hand-eye coordination and motor skills in fact. A fan in the front row committed the ultimate E-10, allowing an Anthony Rendon blast to slip right through his hands and hit him in the cranium (h/t Deadspin). Expert analysis: that looks like it hurts.

Cliff Lee: always having an impact on the diamond. Hope the dude he hit didn’t make out with too much worse than a bad headache.

>> Fan Hit In Head By Scorched Home Run Ball [Deadspin]

  1. Charlie D - Jul 11, 2013 at 7:21 AM

    Video sucked…..thought we’d see a slo-mo of the dude getting hit in the head.

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  2. 2sense - Jul 11, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    My kids replayed this like 10 times last night, laughing their asses off. Wish there was a closer angle, NOTHING as funny as a good head shot.

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    • r0tcod - Jul 11, 2013 at 8:08 AM

      What a good example you must set.

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    • Brian - Jul 11, 2013 at 10:32 AM

      JFK would disagree.

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    • 2sense - Jul 11, 2013 at 11:59 AM

      Dudes you’re kidding right? The guy didn’t duck, wasn’t an innocent bystander…he tried to make a play on the ball and it hilariously bonked him, only thing missing is the coconut sound. Jesus have you ever watched The Three Stoo…ah never mind-

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    • r0tcod - Jul 11, 2013 at 2:29 PM

      I Love The Stooges. They are comic geniuses, and ACTORS. Getting hit in the head with a baseball is a potentially permanently life-altering accident. What The Stooges did was make-believe… oh nevermind.

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    • 2sense - Jul 11, 2013 at 3:59 PM

      WAIT WHAT?!!!!

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  3. yishmeister - Jul 11, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Biggest highlight of the Nats season.

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  4. yishmeister - Jul 11, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Bar stool sports has a vine video with a close up….

    http://www.barstoolsports.com/boston/super-page/fan-gets-smoked-in-the-face-with-a-home-run-ball/

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    • PhillyPhan - Jul 11, 2013 at 1:35 PM

      Barstool, and especially its readers, sucks.

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  5. Lewis Watkin - Jul 11, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    As good as Lee is, don’t u think after all these years he would have learned how to throw a f’n waste pitch with 2 strikes!!!!

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    • Jason R. - Jul 11, 2013 at 12:11 PM

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      **Cliff Lee Robot must throw strikes**
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      **Cliff Lee Robot must throw strikes**
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      • willh888 - Jul 11, 2013 at 2:33 PM

        How does someone not like this


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