Post celebration, McCann fine but has small scratch on eye

Vivlamore reporting from Turner Field.

Brian McCann can rest easy – and so can Michael Bourn.

McCann visited an eye doctor Thursday en route to Turner Field, the day after he was poked in the eye during the celebration following his fifth-inning grand slam.

According to the Braves catcher, he suffered a “scratch on the outer side” of his right eye. He was given drops for the eye, which showed no visible sign of injury.

“It won’t affect anything but having a little discomfort for a couple of days,” McCann said.

David Ross started at catcher Thursday against the Phillies because it is a day game following Wednesday’s dramatic 15-13 11-inning victory.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said McCann would be available if needed.

“When it happened you don’t really know what happened,” McCann said. “You hope for the best and it turned out to be just a scratch.”

Bourn was the culprit, accidently hitting McCann during the celebration. The home run capped the first of several comebacks for the Braves in the game, this one erasing what was a 6-0 deficit to Phillies starter Roy Halladay.

McCann harbors no ill feelings.

“It was in the moment,” McCann said.

18 comments Add your comment

B_F 52

May 3rd, 2012
11:32 am

Epic game last night


May 3rd, 2012
11:40 am

Man that guy has the unluckiest eyes “eye” have ever seen!


May 3rd, 2012
11:48 am

DOB is “fudging” here. This article written at 11:25AM says “David Ross STARTED at catcher Thursday”. What if it’s rained out or Ross gets injured in pre-game, or etc., etc. That could make him look rather stupd. Not real smart.

Capt Caveman

May 3rd, 2012
11:50 am

“David Ross started at catcher Thursday against the Phillies because it is a day game following Wednesday’s dramatic 15-13 11-inning victory.”
Proof read, please, otherwise I just lost a day.


May 3rd, 2012
11:52 am

iT, take another look at who the author is. It’s not DOB

Orange Brave f/k/a Billy Jack's BBQ

May 3rd, 2012
11:54 am

is there a lineup anywhere?

kmarshall 4

May 3rd, 2012
11:56 am

great game hate to be the downer but pastornicky is gonna cost us games this year with his d or lack there of screw the hiitting you need defense at shortstop simmons is hitting 325 at mississippi just saying he cost the braves and medlin 3 runs last night!!!!

Tucson AZ

May 3rd, 2012
12:03 pm

Great game!Keep it up.


May 3rd, 2012
12:08 pm

Will, you are correct, but since it’s under DOB’s byline, he is responsible. When I saw that “Vivlamore Reporting from Turner Field” I thought maybe that was Spanish for VaVaVoom or something!


May 3rd, 2012
12:12 pm

“kmarshall4″ you and I agree. I said at the start of the season that TP was just the opposite of what I thought he would be. He is much better offensively than he is defensively. Think he will end up as a 2nd baseman either with the Braves or another club in a few short years. Suprised his on field weaknesses have not been noticed by the EXPERTS already! Does he have connections or know somebody in the Braves hierarchy?

Orange Brave f/k/a Billy Jack's BBQ

May 3rd, 2012
12:19 pm

already down by 1.

kmarshall 4

May 3rd, 2012
12:22 pm

thanks iT i really think freddie wanted simmons and the front office wanted pastornicky just listening to freddie in spring training i know for sure who bobby cox would be playing

McFann :Ô: :Ô:

May 3rd, 2012
1:10 pm

Thanks for the info, Mr. Vivlamore!

AJ in Augusta

May 3rd, 2012
1:40 pm

“Will, you are correct, but since it’s under DOB’s byline, he is responsible.” – I sure hope that you never get called to jury duty. I’d feel sorry for the poor SOB on the hot seat.


May 3rd, 2012
1:42 pm

Braves bats back to normal today vs. Phils

Darth Furio

May 3rd, 2012
2:04 pm

When the braves have an exciting game they celebrate and then the next game………no runs.

Dawgdad (The Original)

May 3rd, 2012
5:31 pm

I agree on TP. He is average at best, and hard to take after watching Gonzalez throw the leather for the last two years. I think you will see J Wilson put in for defense every time the game is close after the 7th, when we have the lead.

Eyes do seem to bewitch McCann, which is a shame, as they can quickly end a career.


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9:51 am

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