Twins' manager Ron Gardenhire hit by baseball, may not manage tonight

There are 15 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 25, 2010, titled Twins' manager Ron Gardenhire hit by baseball, may not manage tonight. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was hit in the right ear by a ball thrown by Alexi Casilla during pregame drills this evening and it's unclear whether he will manage tonight's game against the Tigers.

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USMC 67-70

United States

#1 Sep 25, 2010
Next time have Childress catching at first!! Seriously hope you are all right Gardy!!
real leader

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Sep 25, 2010
taking for the team and real leader. hope u feel better Gardy.
This Makes Sense

Cameron, WI

#3 Sep 25, 2010
Ouch! Not a Twins fan, but I have a lot of respect for him. I hope for his speedy recovery.
Splat

Elko, MN

#5 Sep 25, 2010
Hope he's not out as long as Morneau.
BigPaulie

Saint Cloud, MN

#6 Sep 25, 2010
Ouch!
Mr chong

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Sep 25, 2010
ear ack my eye get your nikcuf ssa out on the field and take care of business.
Sandy

Amery, WI

#8 Sep 25, 2010
Hope you're going to be okay!! The team needs you!
O-3E in 101st Airborne

United States

#9 Sep 25, 2010
Why was the manager fielding at 1B? And why was he not looking when someone threw to him if he was fielding?

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#10 Sep 26, 2010
Gardy was a player long before a manager, and in this case, I'm guessing he WAS doing his job as a manager. Keep being a top dog manager Mr. Gardenhire!
Won Ton Soup

Cameron, WI

#11 Sep 26, 2010
Mr chong wrote:
ear ack my eye get your **** ssa out on the field and take care of business.
Looks like you might have taken one to the head, yourself. Better get to the doc and get checked out.
Won Ton Soup

Cameron, WI

#12 Sep 26, 2010
O-3E in 101st Airborne wrote:
Why was the manager fielding at 1B? And why was he not looking when someone threw to him if he was fielding?
He's human. Do you find that surprising?
O-3E in 101st Airborne

United States

#13 Sep 26, 2010
Won Ton Soup wrote:
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He's human. Do you find that surprising?
I'm truly not saying this to be sarcastic but this isn't about being human. I played hockey for 14 years and never once was hit in the head. Why? Because my eyes never left the puck. Why a guy "fielding" isn 't looking at where the ball is strikes me as rather absent-minded. And if it hit him in the right ear, I would draw the conclusion that he wasn't running to first base as then his back would have been to Casilla. I mean if it hits you in the right ear when coming from the second baseman, one can only presume Gardy was looking at home plate, which begs one to wonder where his mind was at. But really I would question what he's doing at 1B in the first place. Is he really telling players less than half his age "watch me, this is how it's done?"

But to be fair, I'm very definitely no fan of his, so perhaps I'm biased.
Racing Stripes

Cameron, WI

#14 Sep 26, 2010
O-3E in 101st Airborne wrote:
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I'm truly not saying this to be sarcastic but this isn't about being human. I played hockey for 14 years and never once was hit in the head. Why? Because my eyes never left the puck. Why a guy "fielding" isn 't looking at where the ball is strikes me as rather absent-minded. And if it hit him in the right ear, I would draw the conclusion that he wasn't running to first base as then his back would have been to Casilla. I mean if it hits you in the right ear when coming from the second baseman, one can only presume Gardy was looking at home plate, which begs one to wonder where his mind was at. But really I would question what he's doing at 1B in the first place. Is he really telling players less than half his age "watch me, this is how it's done?"
But to be fair, I'm very definitely no fan of his, so perhaps I'm biased.
I assume that he was on the field as part of a drill. He expected the ball to come from one direction, but it came from another. Probably was more than one ball on the field at the time. If you've ever done any coaching, you know that coaches often take active roles in drills/instruction. This is not the same as actually competing. The pace, purpose, and intensity are different from being in a game.
Ozzie Guillen

Springfield, IL

#15 Sep 27, 2010
Iffy he still don feel good, I kin fill in for him. I no doin much for da next few days. Beside, it will give me a shance to be away from Manny.
Diaz

Cameron, WI

#16 Sep 27, 2010
Ozzie Guillen wrote:
Iffy he still don feel good, I kin fill in for him. I no doin much for da next few days. Beside, it will give me a shance to be away from Manny.
LMAO!!!

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