There was a delay in gameplay tonight during the Padres-Rockies game at Coors field. No, I'm not talking about the 56-minute rain delay. What I'm referring to is the roughly two-minute eye delay in the bottom of the 8th.
At first Dick Enberg stated that there was something wrong with Headley's contact lens. The camera panned to Headley, who was rubbing his eye and motioning to the dugout. Soon, Padres athletic trainer Todd "Hutch" Hutcheson and assistant athletic trainer Paul Navarro came out to tend to Headley's eye. It wasn't a contact lens problem after all; something had gotten in Headley's eye and it needed to be removed. And WG bless the camera operators, they got us a nice, close view of all the eye-cleaning action.
Props to Hutch and Navarro for getting that done quickly and effectively. Not only did it elicit applause from the guys in the dugout...
... but it also got the crowd to rise for a standing ovation.
Chase also went 4-for-5 on the night with two RBI and two runs scored, raising his season average to a whopping .229. It was the second four-hit night for our third baseman in his last four games. That, too, deserves a thundering round of applause (see what I did there?).