NASHVILLE, TN Wednesday Jul.25.2007 /netmusiccountdown.com/ --
Jason Michael Carroll went to a Dodgers/Phillies game recently while in L.A., where he was struck by a screaming foul ball hit by all-star Dodger, Jeff Kent.
Although Jason Michael came away with a sore elbow and bravely laughed the incident off at the time, we were all reminded of how much real danger Jason Michael was in when news broke Monday about the death of a minor league coach who was struck in the head by a line drive foul ball.
Mike Coolbaugh, 35, died Sunday after being struck in the head by a line drive during a game. Coolbaugh was coaching first base for the Tulsa Drillers during the top of the ninth inning of a game with the Arkansas Travelers when he was hit in the head by a foul ball off the bat of the Drillers' Tino Sanchez, according to reports from The Associated Press and on the Texas League's Web site.
Jason Michael Carroll experienced just how hard it is to get out of a hard-hit ball's way, "From his bat to my elbow," Carroll recalled, "it was zoomin'!" Ironically, the lyrics to "Looking at You" (a track on Jason Michael's album) include the words "a foul ball hit me right between the eyes," but fortunately, Carroll survived his foul ball encounter.
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