Cubs’ Sveum accidentally shot by Yount on hunt
NASHVILLE, TENN. (AP) - Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum says he’s OK after former teammate Robin Yount accidentally shot him in the right ear and back with pellets during a recent quail hunt in Arizona.
Sveum brushed off the bloody mishap Tuesday at the baseball winter meetings and said he didn’t need stitches.
“You don’t get hit very often,” Sveum said. “It’s not that big a deal.”
“The bird got up in front of him, and he lost track of where I was and pulled the trigger,” Sveum said. “I was just looking for birds myself. It was behind me, so I got drilled with pellets in the back and one stuck in the ear.”
“Well, not that close,” he said.