Heads up! Sveum caught in Yount's crossfire
DEC 04, 2012 7:47p ET
Sveum, who took over the Cubs last season after years as the Brewers hitting coach, joked about the friends' recent quail hunting trip in Arizona at the winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn.
"The bird went up in front of him, and I was about 50 yards up on the hill," Sveum told reporters on Tuesday. "He got the bird up and lost track of where I was and pulled the trigger and was like, 'Uh oh.' I was looking for birds myself ,and he was behind me. I got drilled with pellets in the back and the ear."
Sveum, who played with Yount from 1986-91, didn't need stitches, but he said there was plenty of blood as Yount took down both the bird and his friend. Apparently, the duo has had close calls before.
"We do it all the time," Sveum said. "Not that close all the time, but we do get BB's fall on us."