No one WANTS to get hit by a baseball at a Major League Baseball game . . . but it happens.
Usually it’s one of those nasty line drives that you don’t have time to get out of the way of.
But this time, it was a home run ball during the Cardinals-Diamondbacks game yesterday. And yes, it did hit a young woman in the face, but only after her boyfriend bravely jumped out of the way to let it hit her. From what we understand, she’s fine but we have to wonder about the future of their relationship.
Apparently this happened after a lengthy rain delay at Wrigley Field on September 18 in a MLB game between the Pirates and the Cubs. Here’s more from Deadspin.com:
Taking advantage of what we imagine was lax ninth-inning security, this gentleman found his way right behind home plate and spent most of the final stanza engaged in all manner of obscene face-making—even getting himself into Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s slow-motion replays. Eventually security came and hauled him off
It’s only the end of April, but the MLB streakers are already at mid-season form.
From the YouTube description:
During the traditional playing of John Denver’s ” Thank God I’m a Country Boy” in the 7th inning stretch of the Orioles game on April 27, fans cheered as a shirtless fan dodged police all over the ballfield at Camden Yards. Umpire Jeff Kellogg finally managed the put out, but not until after Country Boy slid in safe at home.
Just what professional baseball needs right now: another scandal involving one of its high profile stars. This time we have Alex Rodriguiz of the Yankees allegedly–according to Star Magazine–playing in an illegal poker game where cocaine was opening used a one loser started a fight.