Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE
The Cubs manager was a victim of friendly fire this offseason.
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum revealed on Tuesday that he was accidentally shot in the ear by friend Robin Yount during a hunting trip in Arizona this offseason. Sveum was up on a hill about 50 yards from Yount, who zeroed in on a quail but had lost sight of Sveum. Yount pulled the trigger, killing the quail but spraying Sveum with BB pellets. Sveum was hit in the back and right ear -- he was bloodied, but fine.
"We do it all the time," Sveum said. "Not that close all the time, but we do get BB's fall on us."
(via ESPN Chicago)
Sveum and Yount have a long history together. The two were teammates for five seasons in Milwaukee and were reunited when the two were members of Milwaukee's coaching staff in the mid-2000s. Yount, a Brewers legend, was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame on his first ballot in 1999.
Sveum, on the other hand, will enter his second season as manager of the Chicago Cubs in 2013 looking to improve on last year's 100-loss season.