Jun 28, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez (21) collects himself after being struck in the head by an errant pickoff throw during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE

Franklin Gutierrez The Unluckiest Player In Baseball?


I’m not going to lie there isn’t going to be much of a post here.

But… Seriously?

How unlucky does a guy have to be to defeat IBS, a pectoral tear, and plantar fasciitis just to go down with an errant pick off throw to the face? I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything like this. I think Mike Sweeney got one in the back, but I’ve never seen it in the head.

Baseball has unveiled some strange, strange things over the years, and believe you me, this is strange. But can baseball’s strange events please not occur at the expense of Franklin Gutierrez? I don’t know how much more his body can take.

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  • maqman

    At least it didn’t hit him in the stomach.