On Sunday, Fante, her son, Jarrett, and several members of her family headed to Citizens Bank Park early to pick up some souvenirs and catch the end of batting practice.This isn't funny of course. She broke several bones in her face and will likely have to have surgery. This was someone sitting in the outfield, mind you. I have no idea how more people along the lines don't get taken out in ambulances.
As she nestled into her seat in right-center field to watch her son, brothers and nephews shag home run balls during batting practice, the Westampton resident's dream night at the ballpark turned into a nightmare.
“I was watching my brother, Jeff, chase down a ball and all of the sudden I got hit,” Fante said. “At first I thought, did I just get hit by a ball? I saw stars, felt the most intense pain and thought I was going to pass out.”
Fante had been struck directly in the face by a home run ball hit by an identified
Tampa Bay Rays player.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Be Careful Out There
The Rays offense in games 1-4 left a lot to be desired, but it's not like they didn't hit something: