MLB Issues Statement On Foul Ball That Struck 4-Year-Old Girl


It was a scary scene Wednesday night on ESPN’s nationally televised game when a foul ball off the bat of Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora struck a four-year-old girl.

And while—thank God—you can’t see the little girl who was struck by the ball, you can see the reaction by both Almora and Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos says it all. Almora covered his head and Chirinos had to look away.

In fact, Almora was so shaken up that he went over to an Astros security guard in the area and, when given the news that the child had been taken to the hospital,he was so shaken up he had to be consoled by them.

But new came yesterday that will allow everyone, especially Almora, to breathe a sigh of relief as the young lady isexpected to be OK.

This came after the MLB issued a statementyesterday morning saying:

"The events at last night’s game were extremely upsetting. We send our best wishes to the child and family involved.

Clubs have significantly expanded netting and their inventory of protected seats in recent years. With last night’s event in mind, we will continue our efforts on this important issue.”

Instead of sending condolences, they should be sending out a mandate for extended netting around the stadiums.

Source: Sportsnaut