How Bryce Florie found his way Nearly blinded by a line drive 13 years ago, the former Red Sox pitcher is making a new life for himself in the game he loves. ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page A look back at the shocking injury that changed Bryce Florie’s life forever. Warning: Gallery contains graphic images. William B. Plowman/Associated Press/file Bryce Florie crashed to the pitching mound after being hit by the line drive, kicking his legs in agony. Matthew J. Lee/ Globe staff/file Teammates, trainers, and coaches ran to his side. “It was horrific,” says former Sox pitching coach Joe Kerrigan. Matthew J. Lee/ Globe staff/file Florie didn’t know immediately exactly what had happened. “I just knew my head felt like it was on fire,” he says. Matthew J. Lee/ Globe staff/file The trainers wanted him to stay down, but Florie was determined to sit up and take stock of things. Matthew J. Lee/ Globe staff/file Knowing he had taken a massive blow to the head, Florie feared not just for his vision, but for his life.