This is exactly why I was not real interested in playing baseball as a kid (that and I sucked). Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward was hit in the face with pitch during today's game against the New York Mets.
If it sounds like it hurts, well--it does. The poor man was spitting blood when he was helped off the field.
He was taken to the hospital for further examination. It has since been announced that he has a fractured jaw and will be out for 4-6 weeks.
Yeah, watching that makes me glad I chose pads and a helmet to hit people with (and get hit--which is what happened more often than not). Best of luck in your recovery Jason.