Stay Strong B, Keep Tweeting (page 33539)
If laughter really is the best medicine, then A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy is well on the road to recovery. After emergency brain surgery for a fractured skull. He tweeted this shot from the hospital prior to the start of the NFL season: “the good news in all of this, is that I set up my fantasy lineups beforehand. So there shall be no excuses at this point.” Right… because blaming a bad lineup on your epidural hemorrhage would be a complete cop out, B. Then he went in on his smart phone: for the same reason we all go in on ours: “does autocorrect have a brain injury edition? Jesus this bleep’s impossible.” And when told the Angels put a “get well soon Brandon McCarthy” message on the scoreboard he tweeted, “very nice but sorta bossy?” Very funny and completely awesome. Stay strong, keep tweeting.