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For those of you who don’t know, the participants in this Cheneyesque event are Dale Sveum, the manager of the Chicago Cubs (perhaps they were goat hunting), and Robin Yount, the Hall-of-Fame shortstop for the Brewers.
So two baseball dudes go a-huntin’ in the offseason, and what happens?
The two were hunting quail in Arizona when Yount bagged a bird, but also Sveum.
“The bird was in front of him and I was about 50 yards up on a hill,” Sveum said Tuesday at baseball’s winter meetings. “He got the bird up and lost track of where I was. He pulled the trigger and was like, ‘Uh, oh.’ ”
Sveum was hit in the back of the right ear by the spray pattern from a six-shot.
“I got drilled with pellets in the back and then one stuck in the ear,” he said.
Sveum said there was plenty of blood, but he wasn’t worried.
“We do it all the time,” Sveum said. “Not that close all the time, but we do get BB’s fall on us.”
Fuck. So they were hunting tiny fucking birds with huge shotguns and they manage regularly to shoot each other. That’s some brilliant shit. I’m gonna have to be much more careful next time I go sparrow huntin’.