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Brandon McCarthy visits the A’s, shows off his scar

Sep 14, 2012, 11:12 PM EDT

Brandon McCarthy (via Amanda McCarthy on twitter)

For the first time since being discharged from the hospital, Brandon McCarthy visited the A’s on Friday.

“Everybody was really excited to see him and I think he was very excited to see us, too,” reliever Jerry Blevins said. “There’s just nothing that compares to the clubhouse atmosphere and just having him back and being around the guys, it’s hard to beat that.”

To mark the occasion, Jonny Gomes presented McCarthy with an A’s batting helmet signed by his teammates with “heads up” written on the bill.

McCarthy suffered an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture nine days ago when he was hit by an Erick Aybar liner.

“He looks normal, he’s just got a buzzed head and a cool scar,” Blevins said. “He looks a lot tougher than he did.”

McCarthy didn’t make himself available to the media today, but he’s still tweeting up a storm.

 

  1. chill1184 - Sep 14, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    Love the guys tweets and glad that hes up and walking

  2. cur68 - Sep 15, 2012 at 1:36 AM

    So its OK for me to go back to hating him for being a tall, good looking, funny, baseball player, with a smokin’ hot wife?

    • proudlycanadian - Sep 15, 2012 at 8:55 AM

      LOL! You know the answer to that.

  3. APBA Guy - Sep 15, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    That’s a really funny tweet, a reference to one of SF’s problems, the aggressive panhandlers around tourist areas such as Union Sq.

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