It was one of the scariest moments and sickest sounds you will ever hear. In the second inning of Tuesday’s game, Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ took a line drive off the left side of his head on a ball hit by Tampa Bay’s Desmond Jennings, and the sound — an ugly crunch could be heard inside Tropicana Field. The ball went all the way into the bullpen in foul territory halfway down the right-field line and Happ laid motionless for several minutes.It has been reported that Happ is in stable condition and feeling better this morning, but Major League Baseball (MLB) must move quicker in implementing protective head gear for pitchers. The National Football League has made great strides in player safety in the past few years and now it is time for baseball to do the same. MLB HAS NO EXCUSE TO WAIT! MLB and the players' union have all the resources necessary to implement protective headgear for pitchers. It needs to be a higher priority by everyone involved.
When fantasy owners drafted B.J. Upton this year, they were drafting him as a source for home runs and stolen bases. So far this season, he has just three home runs and three stolen bases. On Monday night, Upton struck out four times and walked once against the Reds, which ended his season-high two-game hitting streak. Upton is currently hitting .148 with 5 RBI and the frustration is mounting for those that own Upton. At this point, you have to stay the course with him. Benching Upton is an option, but don't trade him. GMs are lurking to get Upton as a buy-low candidate. Remain patient because the home runs and stolen bases are coming.