NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum says he's OK after former teammate Robin Yount accidentally shot him in the right ear and back with pellets during a recent quail hunt in Arizona.
Sveum brushed off the bloody mishap Tuesday at the baseball winter meetings and said he didn't need stitches.
``You don't get hit very often,'' Sveum said. ``It's not that big a deal.''
Sveum and Yount played together in Milwaukee and are hunting partners. Sveum said he was about 50 yards ahead of the Hall of Famer went the accident occurred.
``The bird got up in front of him, and he lost track of where I was and pulled the trigger,'' Sveum said. ``I was just looking for birds myself. It was behind me, so I got drilled with pellets in the back and one stuck in the ear.''
Sveum said he and Yount have fired near each other in the past.
``Well, not that close,'' he said.
Yount got the bird, plus some razzing from his friend. Sveum said he started calling him ``Dick Cheney,'' a reference to the former vice president who once accidentally shot a friend while hunting.