Catcher Humberto Quintero Took A Pitch To The Dome, Proving Karma Will Get You Every Time
Humberto Quintero was demoted to baseball’s minor leagues earlier this season after a less than impressive Spring showing with the Boston Red Sox, having signed as a free agent in January after a tenure with the Mariners.
My colleague had the pleasure of featuring Quintero the other day, when he attempted to throw a runner out up the third-base line, but quite blatantly drilled the poor guy standing defenseless at the plate instead.
Well, Humberto, karma is a bitch.
I know what you’re thinking. Holy shit, that impact was LOUD. Yeah, it was, alright. But that’s just the sound a baseball thrown at high velocity makes when it impacts and ricochets off a batting helmet, as it did here to the Pawtucket Red Sox catcher.
Fair to say this might’ve been the universe giving Quintero a taste of his own medicine. Luckily, the catcher’s helmet bore the brunt of the impact, and Humberto was able to get to his feet last night before walking off under his own power.
The PawSox did manage to squeak out a victory in the same 10th inning that Quintero was beaned, courtesy of a Rusney Castillo RBI.
You’re lucky, Humberto. The baseball gods showed mercy this time around…