Yes, thanks to ESPN The Magazine, we all now know who Brandon McCarthy is, and more importantly, who Amanda McCarthy is. Of course for all you fantasy players out there, and all you White Sox, Rangers and A’s fans, you’ve known McCarthy as a less than mediocre pitcher his whole career until these last two seasons.
Maybe it was the move to the Oakland Coliseum, maybe it was his time away in 2010, or maybe it just happened to be settling down with his beautiful wife Amanda four days before he signed with the A’s. Whatever it was, McCarthy has pitched his heart out and has far exceeded expectations in Oakland.
Wednesday afternoon however, tragedy struck, as McCarthy took a line drive off the back of the head off the bat of Erick Aybar. He got up on his own power after a few minutes and was immediately taken to the hospital. Hopefully Amanda was there to comfort him and get his mind off things with some dirty jokes.
She seems to be the fun-loving wife that everyone else is jealous of yet wants to be friends with. Best of luck Brandon on his recovery and to Amanda for having to live in Oakland…