Young Fan Struck By Foul Ball, I Am Mostly Without Words Except Some Hope (UPDATE)

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Young Fan Struck By Foul Ball, I Am Mostly Without Words Except Some Hope (UPDATE)

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It’s been pretty hard to focus on, or frankly care about, this one tonight after the first few innings.

A foul ball went into the stands in the fourth inning, striking a young fan, and the reactions of everyone around, and especially Albert Almora Jr. left you feeling devastated.

Almora later sought out the security guard in the area, collapsing into her and his own glove after hearing what she had to say.

We don’t yet have an update on the fan beyond scattered reports of varying reliability, and this Houston Chronicle report that indicates the child was screaming after the foul ball, and was rushed out of the section. Eyewitnesses in the area, per that report, indicated that the child was conscious.

If there are additional updates shared by the family or the teams, I will let you know.

UPDATE: Only official update at this time is that the young fan was taken to the hospital following the foul ball. The best wishes I can imagine are going out.

UPDATE 2: From Almora:


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