A few days back, I and others read one of the most insane, heartless, ignorant, and inhumane comments from a fannation member in the Truth&Rumors section regarding San Diego starting pitcher Chris Young. In case you do not remember the 2008 season became an even bigger nightmare for the Padres, their fans, and mostly Young who took a linedrive between the eyes on the mound from the bat of St. Louis Cardinal bigman Albert Pujols. There's no need to write this member's name here. This blog post is not intended to embarass that individual or even single the person out. But I would hope that person - who questioned Young's toughness, and the like in a highly stupid comment somehow relating the injury to the Vietnam War and appeared serious about the comment- reads the following. Coming from the San Diego Union Tribune, here's an excerpt on the progress on Young's face, nose, skull, and even brain as it pertains to the injury:
Manager Bud Black said Young was to see an eye, nose and throat doctor yesterday and was likely have another MRI exam, adding that it's too early even to begin talking about when Young might be able to throw.
"He looks good, significantly better facially," Black said. "The swelling's gone down. The puffiness around the eyes is going away. He said he's had ice on his face forever. ... He can't taste his food. His sense of smell is not there. There are still some issues. He'll probably have to have a septum procedure.
"At this point, the main focus is on the small crack in the skull. That has to close up so they can feel very comfortable about no infection getting in his brain."
So the next time any of us decide to question the toughness, manhood, dedication of our pro athletes can we please think about it a little more before posting such on fannation? And if that comment a few days was a joke, then I was fooled. But still consider what this human being is going through currently after taking a hardball to the face, the next time you feel you paid money to boo and harass your pro athletes at the ballpark.