What's Wrong With Jason Kendall's Eye?

Right Field BleachersCorrespondent IJune 2, 2009

MILWAUKEE - MAY 10: Jason Kendall #18 of the Milwaukee Brewers reacts after making an error in the 3rd inning against the Chicago Cubs on May 10, 2009 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Cubs defeated the Brewers 4-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

While watching tonight’s pregame on FS-Wisconsin, I noticed Jason Kendall’s right eye is all jacked up. It’s very dark and it appears as though he’s bruised underneath the eye too. A little while after I took this shot, it even looked as though he might have had some smelling salt in his hand that he was taking a whiff of.

Maybe he got nailed by a ball in BP, maybe he walked into something, maybe Prince decked him…who knows? He’s catching tonight so it’s nothing serious, just thought it was a little strange.

 

UPDATE:

Adam McCalvy of Brewers.com responded to an e-mail on the subject in record time.

He got whacked in the eye on the off day, but everything checked out fine. It’s one of those deals that looks much worse than it is. Much, much, much worse, because it’s even more knarly in person.

Appreciate the response, Adam.

 

UPDATE2:

trwi7 and 1992casey on BrewerFan.net report that Kendall’s niece caused the black eye by hitting him in the eye with a bat.

I’m told Bill and Brian also mentioned it on a game broadcast. Missed that…

 

UPDATE3:

Tom Haudricourt responded to an e-mail too:

Got whacked by an aluminum bat swung by a little girl while playing with some kids.

Thanks, Tom.