More baseball violence - this time between the Mets' Carlos Beltran and Mike Cameron, in which Cameron suffered terrible facial injuries and a concussion.
Cameron had been removed from the field on a stretcher after lying motionless on the PETCO Park lawn for several minutes. Marlon Anderson, the second player to reach the fallen outfielders, said Cameron was "dazed, not really there" at first.
"His eyes," Anderson said. "He wasn't right."
The only sign of injury Anderson detected was blood -- and a lot of it -- coming from cuts inside Cameron's mouth.
"I can't imagine being a paramedic at the scene of a car wreck," Anderson said. "And that's pretty much what this was -- a car wreck."
Cliff Floyd, Cameron's closest friend, made the sign of the cross and looked away, sickened by the blood as Mets trainer Ray Ramirez tended to Cameron and Beltran, also dazed, crawled away. Beltran eventually left the field under his own power, but he was escorted. At one point, he was seated on a table in the trainers' room, leaning back against the wall, occasionally shaking his head. (MLB.com article)
There's also a video with that article billed "not for the faint of heart."