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Soriano still in hospital


If you were watching the Mariners game last night, like I was, you probably saw Rafael Soriano take a line drive off his forehead.

The sickening sight of Soriano taking the blow and falling to the ground was all just about anyone could talk about this morning, especially in print. It even overshadowed the M's sixth consecutive win.

First the latest news, courtesy of the Everett Herald. Soriano is listed in stable condition, and seems to be OK, though more tests are planned.

From the morning papers, the P-I covered Soriano's injury better than anyone. There is also more in the Times' story and Tacoma's piece.

I'll never forget catching in college when one of my pitchers took a line drive off the top of his head (he tried to duck). The sound has stayed with me the past 30 years. It sounded almost hollow, kind of like a melon hit by a hammer. Luckily, John wasn't hurt badly and we were making jokes about how he got hit in the least-important place on his body in no time.

Let's hope the same can be said of Soriano soon.

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