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Elvis Andrus was hit in the head with his own broken bat

Baseball is frustrating sometimes because, for all a player's best efforts, he can't always control what happens. You can throw a perfect pitch and watch a hitter hit it weakly through a hole. You can hit a hard line drive and see it end up going right at a fielder.

Elvis Andrus had a humbling encounter with life not going as one draws it up. In the fifth inning of Wednesday night's game against the Angels, Andrus did what he could control -- he put the ball in play, even if it resulted in a broken bat. But not only did it end up as a groundout, the bat splintered off and came around to whack Andrus right in the back of the ol' noggin for good measure.

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Maybe this is just the spirit of Adrian Beltre finally getting Andrus back for all the times he's tried to touch the third baseman's head.