You’re going to be seeing a lot of posts about the terrible, terrible Aroldis Chapman injury from Wednesday and, thankfully, there isn't clean video of the Cincinnati Reds pitcher being hit in the head has yet to surface.
That said, there is this.
And, because everyone is recording everything…there's this video of Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez at the plate and, subsequently, audio of the injury. I’m told this is legit.
Now, if you’re curious about how quickly that all transpired. FOX19 sports anchor Joe Danneman breaks it down.
Watching it on replay with editing software: From contact with the bat to Chapman was 10 frames of video. That's exactly 1/3 of a second.
— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) March 20, 2014
And just how fast is that?
Given @RA_Parker's video is at 30fps, and the ball takes 10 frames to reach Chapman, we can estimate it traveled at ~112.5 mph.
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) March 20, 2014
UPDATE: Chapman spent the night at a Phoenix hospital, where tests showed he suffered fractures above his left eye and nose. Reports are that the pitcher never lost consciousness.