Girl hit by bat on opening day


. 12 NEWS’ SHELDON DUTES SPOKE WITH HER AND JOINS US LIVE FROM THE STADIUM. WHERE WAS SHE SITTING? SHELDON: SHE WAS SITTING JUST TO THE RIGHT OF THE NET. THE BREWERS EXTENDED THE NET BEFORE THE START OF LAST SEASON TO COMPLY WITH MLB RECCOMMENDATIONS. I REACHED OUT TO FIND OUT IF THERE ARE PLANS TO EXTEND THE NET FURTHER AFTER THE CLOSE CALL HERE AFTER THE 2ND INNING.>>THE BAT WAS LIKE FLYING. SHELDON: OPENING DAY 2017 IS A GAME OLIVIA RECHLITZ LIKELY WON’T FORGET. SHE WAS SITTING BEHIND THE DUGOUT IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THE ACTION>>GOT THEM.>>ALL OF A SUDDEN MY HUSBAND REACHED OVER ME, SPILLED THE SODA AND KIND OF DEFLECTED THE BAT FROM HITTING THE KIDS. >>IT WAS SCARY AT THE MOMENT. I WAS WONDERING IF IT WAS GOING TO HIT ME IN THE HEAD OR OLIVIA IN THE HEAD, SO I TRIED PROTECT HER AND HIT MY ARM AND RICOCHETED AND HIT HER IN THE KNEE. SHELDON: WAS IT SCARY FOR YOU?>>YES, VERY SCARY. SHELDON: HOW BAD DID IT HURT?>>ON A SCALE OF TEN TO ZERO, PROBABLY A SEVEN. SHELDON: 7? OK. BUT YOU’RE DOING OK RIGHT NOW. TELL ME HOW YOU FEEL.>>I’M FEELING PRETTY GOO SHELDON: IN ADDITION TO THE NET EXTENSION, THERE ARE ALSO SIGNS LIKE THESE ALERTING FANS TO WATCH OUT FOR FLYING BATS AND BALLS. AFTER A DOCTOR CHECKED HER OUT, OLIVIA CAME RIGHT BACK TO HER SEAT TO WATCH THE REST OF THE GAME. SHELDON: DO YOU GUYS THINK YOU’LL COME BACK FOR ANY OTHER GAMES?>>YEAH, DEFINITELY. SHELDON: ARE YOU GOING TO SIT IN ANY OTHER AREAS?>>PROBABL SHELDON: WHILE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DID RECOMMEND EXTENDING NETS, IT DID NOT TELL TEAMS A SPECIFIC LENGTH. SINCE EVERY STADIUM IS DIFFERENT, AND THEY WANT TO BALANCE SAFETY WITH FANS’ DESIRE TO BE ABLE TO CATCH FOUL BALLS.

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