Brandon McCarthy is lucky to be alive.

If you haven't seen footage of the A's pitcher taking a line drive off the melon, it's a must-watch, but only if you can stomach the sight of a person almost punching his ticket in the middle of a professional baseball game. Luckily, McCarthy is fine and out of the hospital.

He's not going to pitch for a while, but he's got to spend the time doing things to keep his cardio level up. Perhaps a threesome involving his gorgeous wife Amanda? It doesn't hurt to ask right, although, broaching the subject on Twitter probably isn't the best way.

Well played, Brendan. We're sure she'd at least consider...

Ouch. That might hurt even worse than the original injury.