This season he was suspended a game for his language used during a dust-up between the teams that was sparked by his bat flip after a home run. Anderson didn't react to Sparkman, instead just trotting to first base. Because it was Anderson facing the Royals, because 86 miles per hour is still plenty fast enough to hurt someone, and because the ball hit Anderson in the helmet, you just can't be messing around with making judgment calls when you're charged with keeping the players from trying to injure each other on the field.
White Sox photographer Darren Georgia never saw it coming.
That all has led Anderson to say he has a beef with the Royals forever. "But it happened, and I was able to get the hit to win the game".
There was no logical reason for Royals right-hander Glenn Sparkman to purposely hit the bill of Tim Anderson's helmet with a second-inning pitch Wednesday, so manager Ned Yost's fiery reaction to his hurler getting ejected made sense.
Just moments before the Kansas City Royals took on the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field Tuesday, one lucky woman had the opportunity to toss the ceremonial first pitch of the game.
"But I actually thought I was over home plate", Ruich said".
Ruich, a server a Levy Restaurants, said the ball was stuck in her hand and she did not prepare for the first pitch. "You know the kids love it".