Beaned in the Head

By | March 08, 2006

In the past week, the Cubs’ Jerry Hairston Jr. and the Pirates’ Sean Casey have been hit in the head with pitches. Both times, whoever writes headlines for used the term “beaned in the head.” Maybe it is a silly pet peeve, but here it is: “beaned in the head” is like saying “3 a.m. in the morning,” “Rio Grande river,” or “incoherent Rickey Henderson quote.” The term “beaned” means “hit in the head with a pitch.” You can’t get beaned in the shoulder or the thigh or anywhere other than the head. Get it right,!

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