Monday’s Mashup: Tom Brady tweets supportive message to Ryan Shazier amid recovery from injury

Lucy Burdge
April 08, 2019 - 7:38 am

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-- Tom Brady tweeted an encouraging message to Ryan Shazier on Sunday as Shazier recovers from the injury he suffered late in the 2017 season.

“#KeepGoing,” Brady tweeted in response to a video of Shazier doing box jumps. Shazier was unsure if he would be able to even walk again after his injury.

The video was originally posted to Shazier’s Instagram account with the caption, “DEDICATION = HARDWORK + PATIENCE.”


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Devin and Jason McCourty also expressed their support for Shazier on Twitter.

-- The first MLB benches-clearing brawl of the season happened on Sunday when Yasiel Puig tried to fight the entire Pirates team.

The fight broke out between the Reds and Pirates when Pittsburgh pitcher Chris Archer threw at Derek Dietrich after Dietrich stared at a home run he hit earlier in the game.

Puig ran out of the dugout after Archer’s pitch and all hell broke loose. The artistic symmetry of the fight led some to believe it should be a painting.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "It happened on Opening Day. I went and saw an eye doctor in Seattle, got some drops, tried to work through it. I can see, but there’s still a little blurry spot in my right eye. I wasn’t able to pick up spin. I wasn’t able to do anything in the box. Yesterday, I decided, ‘Hey, I think I might need to see another eye doctor here or do something.’ I wasn’t helping us by being out there. I thought I could play through it and do my job. I wasn’t able to do that. Hopefully, take the 10 days and come back once those 10 days are up." -- Brock Holt, on his eye injury caused by his son, Griff