It seems like we’ve had a number of horrible freak accidents on amateur baseball diamonds recently. The latest happened yesterday at Liberty University. I’ll again note my surprise that we haven’t seen something like this happen in Major League Baseball.
UPDATE: As noted in the comments, it’s even worse than first reported:
Taylor was pitching to his son, Jeffrey — a member of the Lynchburg (Va.) College baseball team — when a line drive struck him near his throat at the school’s baseball diamond. The elder Taylor, 44, died from the injury.
I’m going to go lay down for a while and try to forget how terrible this world can be when it wants to be.