Albert Almora Spoke After the Game About the Terrible Foul Ball, Hopes for the Fan and Family

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Albert Almora Spoke After the Game About the Terrible Foul Ball, Hopes for the Fan and Family

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It’s very challenging to transition to “normal” baseball coverage today without knowing how the young fan who was struck by a foul ball last night is doing. We know only that she was taken to the hospital after the game, and everyone who observed the moment was shaken by it. We are not entitled to know more than that, even as we just desperately want the best for that little girl and her family, and we may not end up knowing more.

After the game, Albert Almora Jr., who merely happened to be the batter when the foul ball happened – something that could happen to any player at any time so long as there is not netting to the foul pole – was still deeply impacted.

(Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The broader conversation that will and should emanate from this terrible incident is how much netting is enough to protect fans as the game gets faster and faster, and the balls are hit harder and harder.


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Author: Brett Taylor

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