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Ankiel injured

My thoughts are with Rick Ankiel, who had a gruesome accident in the outfield in an out of hand game Monday night.

He lost his balance and went into the wall -- hard -- head first and bent his neck at a scary angle in the process after running down a ball and making a fantastic catch.

What a player, making a full effort to make the grab while sacrificing his body in a game that the Cardinals trail 6-1.

It's a shame the Phillies had the lack of class to argue about the umpires calling the batter out on the Ankiel play. Out was the correct call. Ankiel can clearly be seen in the replay to take the ball out of his glove with his throwing had before he hit the wall, which is an indisputable indicator of control of the ball.

We're all pulling for you Rick.

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