Robin Yount, Still Getting Hits After all these Years
Welcome to the Club “Kid.” Line up right there between Bob Knight and Dick Cheney.
Dale Sveum recently was accidentally shot in the right ear during a quail hunting trip with pal Robin Yount.
“He got the bird,” Sveum said.
Sveum said Yount was about 50 yards ahead of him on a hill, and Yount lost track of where he was, shooting at a bird behind Sveum.
“He pulled the trigger, and I was like, ‘Uh oh,’” Sveum said. “Luckily I was just kind of climbing, looking for birds myself when it was behind me. So I got drilled with pellets in the back and one stuck in my ear.”
Sveum had to have the bee-bee removed from the ear. He said it was a “bloody” scene, but he wasn’t at all nervous.
“Nah, we do it all the time,” he said. “Not that close all the time, but we do get bee-bees falling on us.”
Sveum confirmed that after the shooting he referred to Yount as Dick Cheney, the former vice-president who famously shot a friend in the face during a hunting accident.
Sveum asked the media not to overplay the incident.
“It’s not that big a deal,” he said.