Wednesday, May 03, 2006

So Barry Bonds is in Milwaukee tonight to play the Brewers and is 2 HR away from Babe Ruth's total. But he almost got taken out of tonight's game.

WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2006, 5:59 p.m.By Don Walker
Bonds hit in the forehead by foul ball

San Francisco slugger Barry Bonds was hit in the forehead by a foul ball during batting practice this evening before the Giants' game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.Bonds was examined by Giants medical personnel and was expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday.Bonds was waiting his turn to enter the batting cage as a batter swung and fouled the ball off the netting of the batting cage, driving the netting back and hitting Bonds in the face.Bonds immediately yelled out an expletive, put his hands to his face and leaned back to lie on the ground. Bonds was immediately surrounded by trainers for the Giants, who began to talk to him to find out the extent of his injury. About three or four minutes later, Bonds sat up and was talking to the trainers.He then got to his feet and was escorted to the clubhouse as video cameras recorded the scene.At 5:58 p.m., Bonds returned and took two minutes of batting practice.The Giants are scheduled to play the Brewers at 7 tonight, with Bonds needing three home runs to surpass Babe Ruth's career total.

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