Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum revealed on Tuesday that he was shot by Hall of Fame player Robin Yount while the two were hunting quail during the offseason. This is easily my favorite story in a while.
Sveum, who was teammates with Yount on the Milwaukee Brewers from 1986-1991, says the two were hunting quail in Arizona when Yount hit a two-for-one special.
“The bird was in front of him and I was about 50 yards up on a hill,” Sveum said Tuesday, via ESPN Chicago. “He got the bird up and lost track of where I was. He pulled the trigger and was like, ‘Uh, oh.’”
Sveum says he was hit in the ear.
“I got drilled with pellets in the back and then one stuck in the ear,” he said.
Sveum was bleeding after being hit, but being the tough guy that he is, he says he did not need stitches.
I’m surprised Sveum even needs to bring a gun with him when he’s hunting. All he needs to do is flash his forearm tattoos and an intimidating glare at the birds and they’ll all fall over dead on the spot.