Reporter Hit By Pitch: Kansas City Star sports reporter Lee Judge wrote earlier this season that Wilson Betemit should have taken one for the team and let himself get hit by an 81-mph slider with the bases loaded in a tie game. "Just stand still, take a knock, bring in Soria for the ninth and go home a winner," he lamented. After musing out loud about what he was asking of the player, Judge ended up taking a pitch himself in the team's batting cages with amused players looking on. "I hope you all appreciate the sacrifice I made when I gave up my six-pack abs to build up some protective fat around my waist," he said. "I've been training for this for 58 years."