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 Post subject: Accuracy
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:06 am 
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Doesn't a "beaning" mean a player was hit in the head by a pitch?

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -Not even Prince Fielder really knows what he might have done if a phalanx of security guards and teammates hadn't prevented the furious Milwaukee slugger from entering the Los Angeles clubhouse after a ninth-inning beaning.


It's different than a drilling, which is the word used later in the story:

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Guillermo Mota was ejected for drilling Fielder with two outs in the ninth.


But AP is coy throughout:

Quote:
"I'm pretty sure our guy wasn't really trying to hit Manny," Milwaukee's Mike Cameron said. "I mean, it just kind of grazed him.


So where did it hit him? I assume that if he was hit in the head, it would be a significant enough fact that it would be mentioned.


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 Post subject: Re: Accuracy
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 3:09 pm 
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That's my understanding, too:
"Beaned" means a pitch upside the head, "drilled" means a body shot.

That's a big difference. Location should be in the story.


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 Post subject: Re: Accuracy
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:35 pm 
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The video I saw had the ball headed for his knees --- definitely not a "beaning."


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