Thursday, March 10, 2011
Get Well, Luis Salazar
Salazar, now 54, is the manager of the Braves' Class A ballclub and was standing at the rail of the Atlanta dugout yesterday when he was hit by a foul ball off the bat of All-Star catcher Brian McCann. A motionless Salazar was given oxygen, taken off the field on a stretcher, and airlifted to a local hospital.
Luis reportedly suffered multiple facial fractures and underwent surgery both last night and today. Word is, he'll probably require more surgery and may not regain vision in his left eye. I'm sure that I'm not alone in hoping that this turns out to not be true.
Get well, Luis. Always a Tiger, brother.