There are some definite circumstances when you know you're having a bad day. We've all been there -- you continuously misplace your keys, you catch your finger in the door or your lunch plate slips and comes crashing to the floor. But things could be worse.
You could hit your Mom with a baseball.
That's exactly what happened to the Minnesota Twins' Denard Span in a game Wednesday. His mom came to watch her son play some ball, got settled in her seat and then Span unleashed 26 years of pent up frustration into the box seats where his unsuspecting mother was waiting.
Actually, Span was obviously upset following the strange course of events, but his mother seemed to be fine and that's what matters most.
The news stories are reporting that his mother, Wanda Wilson, was tagged in the UPPER CHEST by the foul ball. Let's all take that in. This lady was hit in the chest with a major league foul ball, was treated by local paramedics and returned to her seat. If that ain't tough, I don't know what is. That's like RoboCop-type stuff, man.
You see players stumble in the outfield and sit out half the season with a skinned knee and Ms. Wilson was able to shake off a laser-shot to the chest, go back to her seat and possible finish off a box of Cracker Jacks.
But as I read this story over and over, the main lesson I think all pro athletes should take away from this is -- buy your family cheaper tickets. Sure, it's nice to flex you wallets and have the family down close to the field, but not everyone is like Ms. Wilson and can deflect a 100MPH-plus flying sphere with their upper chest or shoulder.
Bionic or not, Wanda Wilson, you've got some serious street cred.