....BUT HE WOULDN'T LISTEN.
I was batting in our morning game today. The pitch hit me square in the head. The sound was pretty loud to me...and I think to the fans. I dropped onto my back.
I was looking up as the umpire was looking down. I said, I am okay. He told me to stay down. I started to get up as I declared once again, Hey, I'm okay...really. In umpire tone he told me in no uncertain terms to stay down.
Now this caused concern and quite a bit of stir. They called for the trainers and both benches cleared to come to my aid.
There wasn't anything wrong with me. But I thought to myself....All right. If this umpire insists on making a bigger deal out of this than it is, I'll go along with him.
When they finally helped me to my feet....I trotted off to third base!