Cubs’ fans would like to wish Tyler Colvin a speedy recovery. In the wake of the unfortunate bat splintering incident that ended the Cubs’ outfielder’s season, we extend our thoughts and prayers to Tyler and thank him for a job well done this year, his rookie season.
Tyler Colvin has performed admirably in his first full season on the Cubs. His season ended Sunday when a bat shattered and stabbed him in the chest, puncturing his lung.
Although Tyler is in stable condition the incident was horrifying. The controversey surrounding maple bats intensifies. Why does someone need to get hurt for Major League Baseball to recognize that there is a problem? Does someone have to suffer a fatal injury before MLB does something? Hopefully, the incident involving Colvin will wake people up and open their eyes. Maple bats need to be banned, period. At least with bats made of ash, the frequency of broken bats is far less and the bats don’t splinter as badly. Major League Baseball has seen many incidents and have studied the issue but have not done anything about it. Here is their wake up call!
In 358 at bats, Tyler Colvin batted .254, had 20 homeruns, and 56 rbi’s. Colvin is a clutch hitter and has proven to be a mainstay in the Cubs’ lineup.
Next spring, Tyler may be working on playing first base, something he hasn’t done since college. Many Cubs’ fans believe that playing first would be a good idea for Colvin, though it remains to be seen if he will or not.
Thank you, Tyler, for a wonderful season and all the hard work you have put into it. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as we look forward to having you back next year!