“I heard his mom screaming, looked back and blood was squirting out of his forehead,” said Mets second-basemen Justin Turner. “I felt sick to my stomach.”
That comment puts into perspective this video of a young boy getting his face rearranged by a Greg Dobbs line-drive. The shot happened top of the ninth inning of Monday’s game between the Mets and the Florida Marlins, and while most fan and ball interactions in the stands are funny (the Astros fan side-stepping a pop fly to let it hit his girlfriend) or facepalm-worthy (Steve Bartman, any whimpering little kids), this one is just unsettling. Thankfully we never get a clear look at the shot or the squirting blood, but what we can see is enough.
The boy got a bat as a souvenir, but chances are he’ll be carrying this frozen rope to the head with him for the rest of his life. Eventually we’re going to have to play baseball games in aquariums to keep people from getting hit, tripping down flights of stairs or falling to their death.
[h/t Ted Williams Head, by way of Jimmy Traina]