Or in this case the bat.  During the recent game four of the ALCS baseball playoffs, a rather pricey HD sports camera nearly met the junk heap when a broken bat seamed to pierce the golden lens in the 4th inning. 

Lucky for TBS, the camera comes with a protective plastic lens cover which is all that was broken.  Saving the network from having to replace a camera that costs as much as some houses. 

Even bigger props to camera man Steve Angel for not letting flying lumber stop him from doing his job.  He still caught A-rod scoring on the play.  Now that is courage under fire.  I would have crapped in my jeans if I saw a bat flying at me in hi-def. 

More on the story here.