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Postby Madison » Mon Oct 06, 2003 11:20 pm

Here's an article about the collision:

Damon, Jackson hurt in outfield collision

By ROB GLOSTER, AP Sports Writer
October 6, 2003
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Boston center fielder Johnny Damon was knocked unconscious and carried off on a stretcher after violently banging heads with second baseman Damian Jackson on Monday night while chasing a popup during Game 5 of the AL playoff against Oakland.

Damon was on the ground for nine minutes before being taken off the field in an ambulance. He had a concussion but was alert and awake when he was taken to Highland Hospital, the Red Sox said.

Damon waved with his right hand as he entered the ambulance, which had driven onto the field. Fans responded with cheers for the former Oakland player.


Jackson also was on the ground for several minutes after the collision on a popup by Oakland's Jermaine Dye in the seventh inning.

As Jackson walked off the field and neared the dugout, several Red Sox players had to be restrained after having words with some hecklers.

Jackson, who had entered as a defensive replacement two batters earlier, got his glove on the ball, but the ball was knocked loose by the force of the collision.

Shortstop Nomar Garciaparra picked up the ball and threw out Dye at second base.

The game resumed after a delay of 10 minutes.

Updated on Monday, Oct 6, 2003 10:47 pm E

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Postby Transmogrifier » Mon Oct 06, 2003 11:39 pm

How about that reaction by a few--I stress that most fans were great--fans that jeered Jackson? What a#%holes. :-t
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Postby Swinger » Tue Oct 07, 2003 4:31 pm

The slow-motion replay made it look gruesome. Worse than the Prior-Giles collision.
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