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What They Were Thinking

Pitcher explains pain from ball hit off face

Every Sunday, Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld asks the subject of one of his photos to explain what’s happening in the shot.

Up this week: Brian Johnson of the Lowell Spinners, who was struck in the eye socket by a line drive by Hudson Valley's Joey Pickard on the the second pitch he threw in the first inning of a Futures At Fenway game on Aug. 18. Johnson suffered multiple orbital fractures to the left side of his face.

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