One of the great things about baseball is how often, no matter how many games you've seen, things happen that you've never seen before.
The Cubs' Marlon Byrd left Chicago's game against St. Louis on Friday after fouling a ball off his own face in the third inning. He fouled the ball into the ground and it bounced up and struck him on the right cheekbone. Just to add insult to injury, he finished the at-bat and struck out.
The Cubs said Byrd suffered a contusion (bruise) and that it's not thought to be serious.
-- David Andriesen
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