An excited young Denard Span Tweets this morning about his upcoming game:

Playing the Yankees today in front of my family and friends in my hometown today
about 5 hours ago via mobile web

In his first at-bat of the game, Span drilled a line drive off his mom’s chest:

Wanda Wilson was wearing a Span jersey and sitting with about 20 family members and friends near the third-base dugout. Span took a defensive swing in the first inning and hit a liner right at her in the box seats.

A stunned Span sprinted into the stands and stayed with his mother while she was treated. The split-squad game against the New York Yankees was delayed for a few minutes as she walked to first aid, and the Twins said she was sore but OK.

Span returned to the plate and struck out on the next pitch. The Twins originally said Span would leave the game, but his mother was sitting in a different seat by the bottom of the first inning and he went to play center field.

We can’t make this sh!t up. OK, we can, but in this case we didn’t.