Catcher takes a foul ball off the throat, forced to leave the game after getting hit again Al Sports News via YouTube

Austin Romine had a really bad day.

First, the backup catcher for the New York Yankees took a foul ball off his throat in a game against the Tampa Bay Rays. At one point, it looked like he was going to vomit on the field.

Still, he stayed in the game because, he’s a catcher.

But he eventually was forced to leave when he was hit on the hand by a pitch, and by the time he got to first base, he had a black and blue knot the size of an apple.

Reports after the game said his hand was just bruised, and he may only need to take a couple of days off.

But remember, he’s a catcher, and those guys are tough as nails. Wouldn’t surprise me if he already took some swings in the cage.

Ray Marcano About the author:
Ray grew up in the Bronx, New York, so no surprise --- he's a lifelong New York Yankee fan. He's suffered through the last 40 years of bad New York hoops (he's a Knicks fan) and gets occasional giggles from the Rangers (NHL finals last year!).  In addition to his ...Read more
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