Nationals owner Mark Lerner is well-known in Nationals circles for wanting to partake in baseball-related activities with the players on the team he calls his own. Most notably, he is known to put on a full uniform and shag fly balls in the outfield.â†µ
But one would think that practice would have been curbed a bit after an unfortunate accident that occurred last May. In case you don't remember, allow us to refresh your memory.â†µ
Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner received stitches this evening after an unfortunate moment during today's batting practice.â†µ
Lerner, as he occasionally does, was shagging fly balls in full Nationals uniform alongside his team. Standing in right field, where the sun made it difficult to see, Lerner settled under a fly ball. The ball barely glanced off his glove and drilled Lerner, 56, on the bridge of his nose, right between the eyes.â†µ
But don't worry folks, because Lerner is a tough guy that won't let one injury stop him from having some fun. Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that Lerner was shagging balls in the outfield today at spring training, in full uniform as usual. Thankfully, it sounds like nobody was hurt.â†µ
Well, at least not yet.