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Picture of the Day: Chris Parmelee “looks like he got punched by Mike Tyson”

Apr 27, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

The good news is that Twins rookie Chris Parmelee has yet to experience any concussion-related symptoms after being drilled in the helmet Wednesday and seems likely to avoid the disabled list.

The bad news, as Twins media communications staffer explains, is that Parmelee now “looks like he got punched by Mike Tyson”:


  1. Brian Donohue - Apr 27, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    I was actually wondering about the kid that hit him; he looked intensely rattled by the experience (BV appropriately yanked him out of the game instantly). The ump wisely issued no warnings, probably because he saw the kid’s reaction on the mound (and the game situation was in every factor against any intentional beanball). As if the Sawx pitching coach doesn’t have enough problems now, he may suddenly have a lefthander in his pen who’s tentative about going inside.

    • 24missed - Apr 28, 2012 at 5:56 PM

      Justin Thomas was the pitcher that hit him. I was thinking exactly what you were. The overwhelming shock that shook Thomas was awful to watch. I know seeing Parmalee get hit was a take-your-breath-away moment. I was hoping the guy was going to make it, with all of his faculties. A Matt Clemente moment. But, Justin Thomas reacted in such a human way, not the way I expect pitchers to be trained to withold emotion. Are pitchers even allowed to go over to the other team and ask how the player is or have someone do that? Let the other team know it wasn’t on purpose? Bobby V. sent Thomas down to Pawtucket and brought up Rich Hill to replace him. You just don’t know if he’ll ever be the same. Parmalee looks good, and that’s a great thing.

  2. mgv38 - Apr 27, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Man, those former Cardinals middle-infielders are TOUGH.

  3. Panda Claus - Apr 27, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Better to be punched than bitten by Mike Tyson.

    Glad he’s going to be OK.

  4. imaginesuperbowlwin - Apr 27, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    At least he’s smiling about it. Looked pretty bad when it happened.

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