• Huff Thanks Yanks & A-Rod For Concern & Assistance

    Posted by on May 30th, 2010 · Comments (7)

    A message from David Huff, via Twitter leading to his Facebook Page -

    I’d like to thank the Yankees team doctors and our training for making sure i was ok. I’d also like to thank the NY Yankees security staff for taking care of my family, they were amazing. finally, to A Rod for contacting me on his way to the hospital, one class act. Everything is good. It was a little scary but I’m out of the hospital now and with my family. Thank you all for you concern and support.

    I was in the car with my daughter yesterday, who’s eight, and we had just tuned into the game, on the radio, when A-Rod came to bat in the 3rd inning. Hearing what happened, listening to John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman react, we were both stunned. In fact, when we got to our destination, we stayed in the car until we heard that Huff was moving and being taken off the field.

    Later, as a family, when we were watching the game on TV, it was mentioned that Huff had gone for a CAT Scan and the results were favorable. That caught my son’s attention, who’s six, because he had to go to the ER via ambulance for a CAT Scan back in March when he fell off the money bars at school. (He was OK.) And, when he heard how it happened to Huff, he was even more interested because last weekend, in his Tee-Ball game, while playing shortstop, he took a liner off his forehead too. (He was OK again – thankfully.) Seeing that a major leaguer could get hit in the head and have to go for an emergency CAT Scan too really connected with him.

    Even last night, as I was blogging about “that feeling,” my daughter asked me if I was going to write about the pitcher who got hit in the head. At that time, I told her that I wasn’t sure – because he was OK, which was wonderful, and I didn’t have anything else to add to that great news that most people already knew, by then. However, seeing Huff’s statement now about the Yankees and A-Rod, now, I think it’s worth noting how well this scary situation was handled by all.

    As far as Huff, he really seems like a good kid. (Click here to see a video clip from earlier this year featuring him.) And, I do hope that he comes back from this without any issues.

    Comments on Huff Thanks Yanks & A-Rod For Concern & Assistance

    1. Evan3457
      May 30th, 2010 | 11:12 am

      Something positive about A-Rod, without any cynical asides.

      Thank you, Steve. And good job, Yanks, and A-Rod.

    2. Evan3457
      May 30th, 2010 | 11:12 am

      Oh, and I’m glad Huff seems to be OK, and I hope he can resume his career in spite of this.

    3. Corey Italiano
      May 30th, 2010 | 11:53 am

      That was a crazy play…

      makes me wonder if he was on the juice like he was in Texas if that ball could have killed him…

    4. G.I. Joey
      May 30th, 2010 | 12:13 pm

      Watching this freaked me out a bit and I did a bit of digital rubber necking by watching it again a few times on the DVR. I figured Arod would get in touch with Huff b/c it looked like he was genuinely concerned on the field after the play. I guess even centaurs can have human hearts.

    5. May 30th, 2010 | 12:29 pm

      Raise your hand if you thought of Gil and Herb when this happened…

      I did, FWIW. Even had the same teams this time.

    6. Evan3457
      May 30th, 2010 | 4:02 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      Raise your hand if you thought of Gil and Herb when this happened…
      I did, FWIW. Even had the same teams this time.

      Me, too.

    7. 77yankees
      May 30th, 2010 | 7:50 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      Raise your hand if you thought of Gil and Herb when this happened…
      I did, FWIW. Even had the same teams this time.

      Don’t forget the Carl Mays/Ray Chapman tragedy too, though that was the reverse.

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