However, at least one Dodger, who himself just came off the DL Thursday, wasn’t quite as upbeat, according to the Times.
It always sucks when one of your main guys gets hurt, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said. Definitely, his production and his leadership will be missed.
Turner entered Thursday’s game hitting an MLB-best .379 average with a home run and 17 RBIs. Chris Taylor replaced him at third to finish the game.
Brustman was wearing a University of Tennessee hat, so it remains to be seen whether the errant throw was intentional, but leave it to Tebow to smooth over the incident effectively.
The Mets had already had a representative come over to check on Brustman, but after Tebow finished warming up, he approached Brustman and did his best to mend the fan’s mental wounds.
I said, ’I think you saw my hat and beaned me with the ball.’ He looked at my hat, laughed and fist-bumped me, Brustman said. He didn’t have to come over. How can you hate him? He’s almost too good to be true.
Tebow signed the ball for Brustman and his 13-year-old daughter Morgan, who happened to be wearing a Florida Gators shirt at the time and hopes to eventually play basketball for Tebow’s alma mater. He signed two books that Morgan had brought along as well just in case she ran into the former Heisman winner.
Perhaps no one other than Tim Tebow could turn a Tennessee fan who had literally been harmed by a Florida Gator into a fan.