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Jays' Morrow apologizes to Wells via Twitter

Posted on: August 18, 2011 11:23 am
 


Casper WellsBy C. Trent Rosecrans

In one of the scariest things you'll see on a baseball field, Seattle's Casper Wells took a 97 mph fastball to the face. The good news is that it got "just" the tip of Wells' nose and X-rays showed no broken bones.

Take a look for yourself, MLB.com has the video here.

Wells, who entered the game having homered in his last four games, was 0 for 2 in the sixth inning when Brandon Marrow's fastball came up and in on Carp, hitting him on the tip of the nose.

"It just felt like my nose fell off pretty much," Wells told Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times after the game. "I had a little bit of a headache. I couldn't see, which was scary. My eyes got all watered up and I couldn't see what was going on. It felt like it squared me up right in the face. But watching the replay, I kind of got out of the way.

"It was just really scary more than anything. Coming right at my face and I just couldn't get out of the way of it."

Morrow, 27, was the Mariners' first-round pick in the 2006 draft (fifth overall), but was traded to Toronto after three inconsistent seasons in Seattle following the 2009 season. Since moving to Toronto, he's had his ups and downs, but Wednesday he was at his best, striking out 12 and allowing just three hits in six innings.

However, after the game Morrow was thinking about Wells, and used Twitter to send his apology -- the Jays left to go to Oakland after the game, so he couldn't stick around. Here's Morrow's public apology:

 

While Morrow wasn't able to apologize in person, Wells seemed to be OK with the Twitter apology. Here's his response:

 

See how easy it is when everyone acts like an adult? Morrow wasn't trying to hit Wells, a pitch -- even on a night when he had great control -- got away from him and created a moment that was pretty scary for everyone who saw it, none more than Wells, I'm sure, but second on that list had to be Morrow. Even though Tony La Russa would likely disagree, this matter is closed and everything is OK.

HT to Yahoo's Big League Stew.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 11:26 am
 

Jays' Morrow apologizes to Wells via Twitter

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Since: Aug 18, 2011
Posted on: August 19, 2011 9:51 pm
 

Jays' Morrow apologizes to Wells via Twitter

Toughen up guys. !! I agree larussa is a scumbag. Lol



Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Jays' Morrow apologizes to Wells via Twitter

I agree with the guy below who thinks we should take this back to being "a man's game". There's just no excuse for apologizing to someone for accidentally hitting them in the face with a 97 MPH pitch. If you can't accidentally sling a fastball at someone's nose and then turn your head without a care, you shouldn't be in the sport, sissy. And Wells, my god, what a cupcake this guy is. In a real "man's game", if someone even so much as accidentally bumps into your shoulder, you should seek them out in the parking lot after the game and mercilessly pound them across the sternum with your bat. This is "a man's game", after all, and there's no room for men who behave rationally.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2011 10:50 am
 

Jays' Morrow apologizes to Wells via Twitter

If its on twitter, it must be true



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2011 10:38 am
 

Jays' Morrow apologizes to Wells via Twitter

What the hell was the point of bringing LaRussa into this? Cheap shot, Rosecrans.



Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2011 9:05 am
 

Jays' Morrow apologizes to Wells via Twitter

Just because he had an apology on Twitter doesn't necessarily mean that he didn't also call him up to apologize.  I'm guessing there was a call, and the apology on Twitter was more of a public display.  Either way, it was good and both players are clearly not angry with each other and consider the matter closed.  Very good.



Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2011 8:55 am
 

Jays' Morrow apologizes to Wells via Twitter

It's about time athletes actually show character and realize that a pitcher wasn't trying to hit a player.  Twitter is a wierd way to appologize (phone call would have been better) but at least this way everyone can see his appology.  Glad he is ok and everyone in this situation is taking it in stride and not starting anything unneccessarily!



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: August 18, 2011 9:20 pm
 

Jays' Morrow apologizes to Wells via Twitter

I do not see anything wrong with the tweets both of them acted like professionals


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