General Patton survived World War II and then died following a car accident. Don Corleone survived a hail of bullets only to die while playing with his grandson in a tomato patch. Ballplayers, too, sometimes make it through tough battles only to be sidelined in ignominious fashion:
He had X-Rays. The Sox will say later today if there’s anything seriously amiss, though the thinking at the moment is that it’s not serious. So he’s got that over George Patton.