But never in my life would I ever expect to see a player openly advocate such a practice no matter how badly he is struggling. Well, not only did Matt Diaz hope he got hit with the bases loaded, he was willing to get hit in the head! CRAZY!
With St. Louis leading 1-0, McClellan (1-1) walked Omar Infante, Chipper Jones and Jeff Francoeur to set the stage for Diaz's go-ahead hit with two outs.I don't care how much I struggled with baseball, I could never imagine wanting to get hit in the head. That would freakin' hurt.
McClellan threw his 2-2 pitch behind Diaz's head. Diaz didn't exactly jump out of the way.
"I was hoping it would hit my head," Diaz said. "I could not believe it didn't hit my head. I guess I lost too much weight."
Needless to say, Matt Diaz ia a braver man than I and without a doubt, a somewhat crazy outfielder, who is severely devoted to helping the Braves in whatever way he can.