The Kansas City Royals experienced a minor scare Thursday, as outfielder Alex Gordon had to leave batting practice after being hit in the face with a foul ball. The incident left Gordon with a bloody nose.
There’s no need to fret, Royals fans. Gordon appears to be fine.
Based on that, we would assume he’ll be available to play during Game 6 on Friday and, barring a major setback, would also be active for Game 7 if the Toronto Blue Jays pull off a win.
“Why is this news,” one might ask. Gordon got a bloody nose, but will be fine. There’s nothing significant here. Well, that’s only partially true. You see, Gordon’s injury produced one of the most badass baseball pictures we’ve ever seen.
I mean, c’mon! That’s pretty excellent, right? That photo is up there with Nolan Ryan’s bloody lip. Ryan’s injury happened during a game, and he continued to pitch, so that’s probably better, but still …
Gordon is set to be a free-agent during the offseason, and we think the portfolio he hands out to team ought to feature this picture on the cover. Gordon is known as a hard-nosed player and an exceptional fielder. What better way to remind teams of that then with a photo of him on a baseball field with a bloody nose? “This dude will play through anything. Let’s sign him for all the money,” some executive will say.
Gordon isn’t seriously injured, and that’s a good thing. On top of that, no one can ever question his toughness again. Not when this picture is around.
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