I haven’t seen the footage for this yet, but, if the account reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch is accurate, this incident in the Richmond/Syracuse game last night should get Esix Snead and his .241/.349/.333 butt kicked off the team.
Bush had bent over and had his back to Snead. Running nearly full sped, Snead extended his arm with his helmet in it and smashed into Bush from behind. Bush apparently suffered a cut from the helmet and was stitched up by a doctor in the clubhouse during the game.
“I had my back turned and didn’t know he was coming,” Bush told a reporter covering the game for the Syracuse Post-Standard. “I saw my second baseman running toward the mound, and I thought, ‘Why is he running toward me?’ At the very last second, I turned my head and saw the helmet in his hand. He hit me in the side of the head. I never saw it coming.”
Now that is a cheap shot.
Addendum: You can see the video here. The article in the Richmond paper understates how cheap this shot was.