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SportsPotato: Cardinals Center Fielder Peter Bourjos KO’s Teammate With Vicious Sliding Knee

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With all the vicious knockouts taking place at Fight Night 75 and Bellator 143 over the weekend, you’d think it would be damn near impossible for any non-combat sport to top MMA in terms of pure violence. But then, the work week rolls in and professional baseball somehow takes the cake.

In the 7th inning of last night’s Cardinals-Pirates game, Pittsburgh third baseman Josh Harrison drilled a shot to center field, drawing in both center fielder Peter Bourjos and left fielder Stephen Piscotty in at break neck speed in an attempt to field the ball. Piscotty opted for a head first dive to make the play, while Bourjos went with a knee-first slide. The resulting collision was undeniably one of the most horrific knockouts in professional baseball history.

Video after the jump. 

Piscotty was immediately rendered unconscious by the brutal knee and eventually had to be carted off the field on a stretcher. The good news is that the rookie only appeared to suffer a concussion from the collision and not the broken jaw most MMA fans would have put him on as soon as he started bleeding from his mouth like a stuck pig. (Was that too far? I don’t even know where the line is when it comes to empathy anymore. MMA has truly desensitized me.)

A slowed down version of the collision is below, via Jim Lokay/Uproxx

Let’s hope Piscotty is able to have a quick turnaround from such a horrendous injury. In the meantime, God damn, baseball. You scary.

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