mickjagger
Female fan struck in the head by flying bat barrel:
http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/fan-suffers-life-threatening-injuries-from-broken-bat/ar-BBkKxE0?ocid=HPCDHP
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mickjagger
mickjagger wrote:
Female fan struck in the head by flying bat barrel:
http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/fan-suffers-life-threatening-injuries-from-broken-bat/ar-BBkKxE0?ocid=HPCDHP
The fan injured Friday night at Fenway Park by an airborne broken bat is in serious condition at a Boston hospital but is expected to recover from her head injuries:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/boston-police-fan-hit-by-bat-at-fenway-expected-to-survive/ar-BBkKHWr?ocid=HPCDHP
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hueby
Hope everything turns out ok! Hate to hear of these things. But hopefully they won't require netting at the parks like what happened in hockey.
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wlhssuperjake08
I really hate to sound like the insensitive one, but they do say repeatedly to always keep your eyes on the field. While sometimes it can happen really quickly, there's still no excuse not to watch the field when you're that close. Hope she pulls through!
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tweb1216
mickjagger wrote:
wlhssuperjake08 wrote:
I really hate to sound like the insensitive one, but they do say repeatedly to always keep your eyes on the field. While sometimes it can happen really quickly, there's still no excuse not to watch the field when you're that close. Hope she pulls through!

Back in the very late '80'- early '90's, my sister had taken her 10-yr old son (my nephew) to a Minnesota North Stars game at the old Met Center in Bloomington, MN (obviously, before the North Stars moved to Dallas, TX). It was the first hockey game for my sister & my nephew. They had seats in one of the corners, above glass-level. In the 2nd period, a missile, in the form of a puck, cleared the glass, and struck my sister squarely in the left cheek, about halfway between her jaw & eye socket and halfway between her mouth and her ear, The puck completely punctured her face. Blood all over hell and my 10-yr old nephew alone with his mom. Later on, she would say she never saw the puck coming. She didn't lose consciousness, as I recall, but suffered a concussion and a couple hundred stitches inside her mouth and on her face, some broken teeth and some plastic surgery later on. The North Stars paid for some of her immediate medical expenses (ambulance & ER, I believe), but nothing more. [h]The injury disclaimer on the game-ticket held up legally, exempting the North Stars from any liability.[/h]


=With those pucks and how they whip around the boards, it doesn't matter how much attention you are paying, you don't have time to move. Athletes in the top physical form in the world often don't have time to react to some of these things, and they are participating in the action. It is insane to expect Random Joe or Sally, who is SITTING DOWN to have the ability to react. It happens so rarely (especially now with the added netting), you would think teams would just cover it, it is the right thing to do and looks good for PR.

Hope your sister recovered well
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mickjagger
wlhssuperjake08 wrote:
I really hate to sound like the insensitive one, but they do say repeatedly to always keep your eyes on the field. While sometimes it can happen really quickly, there's still no excuse not to watch the field when you're that close. Hope she pulls through!

Back in the very late '80'- early '90's, my sister had taken her 10-yr old son (my nephew) to a Minnesota North Stars game at the old Met Center in Bloomington, MN (obviously, before the North Stars moved to Dallas, TX). It was the first hockey game for my sister & my nephew. They had seats in one of the corners, above glass-level. In the 2nd period, a missile, in the form of a puck, cleared the glass, and struck my sister squarely in the left cheek, about halfway between her jaw & eye socket and halfway between her mouth and her ear, The puck completely punctured her face. Blood all over hell and my 10-yr old nephew alone with his mom. Later on, she would say she never saw the puck coming. She didn't lose consciousness, as I recall, but suffered a concussion and a couple hundred stitches inside her mouth and on her face, some broken teeth and some plastic surgery later on. The North Stars paid for some of her immediate medical expenses (ambulance & ER, I believe), but nothing more. [h]The injury disclaimer on the game-ticket held up legally, exempting the North Stars from any liability.[/h]
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hueby
Ew yes again- hate to hear of fans getting hit like that.

Little story....

This was around the late 90's/early 00's. A niece of mine came down from the U.P. as her school had recently started a girl's high school sanctioned softball team a few years prior.

So for a few years early in the season they would travel down here to play Green Bay East and Green Bay Southwest. (Now days they play in a big indoor U.P. softball tournament in the Yooper Dome instead of traveling down here...most Green Bay teams don't reciprocate/travel much if you notice-it's usually the U.P. team coming down here).

Anyways my niece's team was playing GB East. So I was happy to be able to attend a game to watch her play.

Anyways this woman and her husband (GB East parents) were sitting over behind the 1st base coach. They looked like they could cast in a "Honey Boo Boo" show. It was chilly & the woman was wrapped in a blanket. The man gets up to use the bathroom. While he is gone, a ball is hit out of play by her . People yell to all in the area & the woman-sitting in her chair-ducks down & covers her head. The ball struck her left wrist. (Luckily as she would have been hit in the head).

I asked if she was alright & she said yes. Minutes later I saw her playing with her watch. Her husband came back by her and she told him her watch was broke.

He asked her how it got broke & she told him a ball was hit her way & hit her wrist. She then added something like "...I almost caught it but it hit my watch...but I almost had it!" [] [:-]
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innercityivan
mickjagger wrote:
tweb1216 wrote:
mickjagger wrote:
wlhssuperjake08 wrote:
I really hate to sound like the insensitive one, but they do say repeatedly to always keep your eyes on the field. While sometimes it can happen really quickly, there's still no excuse not to watch the field when you're that close. Hope she pulls through!

Back in the very late '80'- early '90's, my sister had taken her 10-yr old son (my nephew) to a Minnesota North Stars game at the old Met Center in Bloomington, MN (obviously, before the North Stars moved to Dallas, TX). It was the first hockey game for my sister & my nephew. They had seats in one of the corners, above glass-level. In the 2nd period, a missile, in the form of a puck, cleared the glass, and struck my sister squarely in the left cheek, about halfway between her jaw & eye socket and halfway between her mouth and her ear, The puck completely punctured her face. Blood all over hell and my 10-yr old nephew alone with his mom. Later on, she would say she never saw the puck coming. She didn't lose consciousness, as I recall, but suffered a concussion and a couple hundred stitches inside her mouth and on her face, some broken teeth and some plastic surgery later on. The North Stars paid for some of her immediate medical expenses (ambulance & ER, I believe), but nothing more. [h]The injury disclaimer on the game-ticket held up legally, exempting the North Stars from any liability.[/h]


=With those pucks and how they whip around the boards, it doesn't matter how much attention you are paying, you don't have time to move. Athletes in the top physical form in the world often don't have time to react to some of these things, and they are participating in the action. It is insane to expect Random Joe or Sally, who is SITTING DOWN to have the ability to react. It happens so rarely (especially now with the added netting), you would think teams would just cover it, it is the right thing to do and looks good for PR.

[h]Hope your sister recovered well[/h]

Thanks, TWeb. The injury left my sister with a permanent, deep indentation, about the circumference of a nickel, on her left cheek, but otherwise recovered emotionally & physically. My nephew eventually went to Florida St University, got a degree in political science, graduated from Hastings Law School in San Francisco, got married, & sired 2 kids all before the age of 30. He & his wife & kids now live in Westminster, CO ... he works for a Denver law firm, while his wife is the Marketing Director for Vail Resorts Inc.


now u'r just bragging [:-]
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mickjagger
tweb1216 wrote:
mickjagger wrote:
wlhssuperjake08 wrote:
I really hate to sound like the insensitive one, but they do say repeatedly to always keep your eyes on the field. While sometimes it can happen really quickly, there's still no excuse not to watch the field when you're that close. Hope she pulls through!

Back in the very late '80'- early '90's, my sister had taken her 10-yr old son (my nephew) to a Minnesota North Stars game at the old Met Center in Bloomington, MN (obviously, before the North Stars moved to Dallas, TX). It was the first hockey game for my sister & my nephew. They had seats in one of the corners, above glass-level. In the 2nd period, a missile, in the form of a puck, cleared the glass, and struck my sister squarely in the left cheek, about halfway between her jaw & eye socket and halfway between her mouth and her ear, The puck completely punctured her face. Blood all over hell and my 10-yr old nephew alone with his mom. Later on, she would say she never saw the puck coming. She didn't lose consciousness, as I recall, but suffered a concussion and a couple hundred stitches inside her mouth and on her face, some broken teeth and some plastic surgery later on. The North Stars paid for some of her immediate medical expenses (ambulance & ER, I believe), but nothing more. [h]The injury disclaimer on the game-ticket held up legally, exempting the North Stars from any liability.[/h]


=With those pucks and how they whip around the boards, it doesn't matter how much attention you are paying, you don't have time to move. Athletes in the top physical form in the world often don't have time to react to some of these things, and they are participating in the action. It is insane to expect Random Joe or Sally, who is SITTING DOWN to have the ability to react. It happens so rarely (especially now with the added netting), you would think teams would just cover it, it is the right thing to do and looks good for PR.

[h]Hope your sister recovered well[/h]

Thanks, TWeb. The injury left my sister with a permanent, deep indentation, about the circumference of a nickel, on her left cheek, but otherwise recovered emotionally & physically. My nephew eventually went to Florida St University, got a degree in political science, graduated from Hastings Law School in San Francisco, got married, & sired 2 kids all before the age of 30. He & his wife & kids now live in Westminster, CO ... he works for a Denver law firm, while his wife is the Marketing Director for Vail Resorts Inc.
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