Young Fan Hospitalized After Being Struck By Foul Ball At Yankee Stadium


STATEN ISLAND UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AND IS EXPECTED TO SURVIVE. IT WAS A FRIGHTENING ACCIDENT AT YANKEES STADIUM TODAY. A LITTLE GIRL HAD TO BE CARRIED OUT OF THE BALLPARK AFTER GETTING HIT BY A FOUL BALL. THE CROWD RUSHED TO HER AID AND PLAYERS ON THE FIELD WERE LEFT DEEPLY SHAKEN. THE ACCIDENT RAISES THE QUESTION, ARE FANS REALLY SAFE IN THE STANDS? CBS 2’S JESSICA LAYTON LIVE NUPER MANHATTAN WHERE THE GIRL WAS HOSPITALIZED TONIGHT. JESSICA. KRISTINA, MAURICE, THE PEOPLE WHO WERE AT THAT GAME TODAY AND SAW WHAT HAPPENED, HAVE BEEN WORRIED ABOUT THAT LITTLE GIRL ALL DAY. TONIGHT, WE CAN REPORT BY ALL ACCOUNTS, SHE IS DOING OKAY, RECOVERING HERE AT THE HOSPITAL, BUT THIS INCIDENT HAS REALLY REIGNITED THE DEBATE OVER PROTECTIVE NETTING AT STADIUMS HERE IN NEW YORK. LOOK OUT. OH MY GOODNESS. THE LINE DRIVE FOUL BALL CRANKED DOWN THE THIRD BASELINE STOPPED THE GAME AND HAD FANS GASPING AS IT SOARED INTO THE STANDS SMACKING A TODDLER IN THE FACE. WE WERE JUST CONCERNED. YANKEES FAN SAMANTHA WATTS WAS IN THE CROWD AND WATCHED PEOPLE RUSH TO HELP THE LITTLE GIRL WITH CURLY HAIR. YANKEES THIRD BASEMAN TODD FRAZIER WHO HIT THE BALL CROUCHED OVER WITH CONCERN. PLAYERS ON BOTH TEAMS WERE VISIBLY WORRIED. OH MY GOSH, THEY LOOKED LIKE THEY HAD TEARS IN THEIR EYES. BACK IN MAY, A LITTLE BOY WAS HURT WHEN HE WAS HIT BY PART OF A BAT THAT FLEW INTO THE STANDS. TWO FANS WERE ALSO HURT THIS SEASON AT FENWAY PARK IN BOSTON. I BELIEVE THAT THE FAMILY’S MAIN CONCERN SHOULD BE HAVING A GOOD TIME. THEY SHOULDN’T BE CONCERNED ABOUT ENDING UP AT THE HOSPITAL. BROOKLYN COUNCILMEMBER HAS BEEN PUSHING FOR NEW YORK CITY BALLPARKS TO EXTEND THEIR PROTECTIVE NETTING. THIS SUMMER, THE METS INSTALLED NEW NETTING DOWN THE FIRST AND THIRD BASELINES ALL THE WAY TO THE MIDDLE OF THE OUTFIELD AT CITI FIELD. THEY ARE THE LEADING EXAMPLE OF WHAT EVERY STADIUM SHOULD DO AND WHAT THE YANKEES LOOK TO DOING IN THEIR STADIUM, AS WELL. BUT SOME FANS DON’T AGREE. YOU WOULDN’T FEEL LIKE YOU’RE AT THE GAME. TAKES AWAY FROM THE GAME A LITTLE BIT. IT’S A RARE ACCIDENT THAT HAPPENED TODAY, YOU KNOW. RIGHT NOW, THE NETS AT YANKEE STADIUM REACHED TO THE HOME PLATE SIDE OF EACH DUGOUT. THE YANKEES ORGANIZATION HAS SAID IT IS SERIOUSLY EXPLORING EXTENDING PROTECTIVE NETTING FOR 2018. DURING THE POST-GAME PRESS CONFERENCE, MANAGER JOE GERARDI SAID IT’S NOT A DECISION FOR HIM TO MAKE. THIS IS FROM UPSTAIRS. THESE ARE DECISIONS THAT MAY MAKE, BUT I’M — I’M ALL FOR MAKING EVERYTHING AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE AT THE BALLPARK. AND THE YANKEE’S THIRD BASEMAN WHO HIT THAT FOUL BALL TODAY TWEETD, “TODAY WAS TOUGH WATCHING THAT LITTLE GIRL. I’LL BE THINKING ABOUT HER EVERY DAY AND HER FAMILY. PLEASE KEEP THIS BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN YOUR PRAYERS TONIGHT.” SOME OF THE FANS WE SPOKE WITH NEAR YANKEE STADIUM TONIGHT DID SAY IT IS A FAMILY’S RESPONSIBILITY TO SIT WHERE THEY FEEL SAFE, BUT THE BIG TAKEAWAY HERE TONIGHT, THAT TODDLER HIT IN THE FACE BY THAT FOUL BALL TODAY IS DOING OKAY, RECOVERING HERE AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL.

100 thoughts on “Young Fan Hospitalized After Being Struck By Foul Ball At Yankee Stadium

  1. Adding more netting doesn't make you feel like your not at the game??? Wtf . This old man has got to have been hit in the head a couple time lol 1:54

  2. Doesn't matter if you're in front row or not.. That ball can go sky high anywhere in the stadium…Poor child.. awwwwww..I pray for that child who got injured….

  3. My thoughts are simple: Frazier DIDN'T hit that ball at her. Having spoke with professional baseball players over the past 10 years (admittedly, they were minor leaguers, but still), I CONSISTENTLY got the answer that they get just as scared when this happens to fans, and that they hope this never happens. Now, moving on to the comment at the beginning of this video about "Are fans safe at a ballpark?" No, we aren't. Plain and simple. But you also aren't safe at a hockey game, or a football game, or any sporting event. BUT*, this is such a rare event, that when it *DOES happen, everyone gets on it. Personally, I think that extending the nets is a good idea, BECAUSE of stuff like this. However, I think that it should be easy to see through, so that, y'know, you can watch the game.

  4. That mans a professional MLB player and he's saying 2nite instead of tonight and says ur instead of you're. Also it was a serious tweet but the spelling made it not feel serious. Lol. But Fr I hope she gets better.

  5. That could cause serious brain damage. I'm glad she's okay, but either they need to implement some rules about where people with children sit or pit up the netting.

  6. That suck. I have 2 small kids and can't imagine how it would feel to see my children hurt like that. THAT BEING SAID, IT CAN HAPPEN! YOU TAKE THAT RISK WHEN YOU GO TO THE GAME

  7. People in the stands who never played baseball aren't too alert to where the ball is at all times, but even if this sweet little girl had seen the ball coming she'd have been powerless to avoid it unless she had the presence of mind to duck down quick. Most adults are also unable to protect themselves because of inattention and taking their eye off the ball. It's not a movie folks.

    Fans in the stands are eating/drinking/talking, and don't watch the ball all the time, so they are vulnerable. If you've played and are in the stands you already know what can happen if you're hit by the ball and try to stay alert. Children should not be in the lowest level of the stands, OR there should be netting high enough to protect the ENTIRE ground level stands as far as 3rd base.

    Unfortunately, baseball is sold as 'family entertainment', and park owners have avoided the reality of people getting hurt over the years as pitchers threw faster, and hitters use that incoming energy to rocket the ball at over 100 mph off the bat. If I think I'll be yakking at a game, I sit in the roof stands or behind home plate. But if I had a baby there I'd be watching and protecting.

  8. Fuck that black dude about not wanting a net lol just wait until u get hit in the face and will see if you still would say the same thing 😂

  9. She better have got that damn foul ball. Its a shame but when i was younger and went to ball games whoever i was with always made sure to remind me to pay attention and put my glove up in a situation like this. Too bad it was such a small child but you have to be careful on the foul line.

  10. The main thing people need to understand is that at one time hockey didn't have protective netting, until a 10 year old girl was hit by the puck, and killed. It's bound to happen, and it's almost a matter of time. If I was the teams I would most definitely install protective netting, but then again as I've learned the USA only changes once they see what can actually happen with their own two eyes

  11. Both teams showed great concern after this when they will probably see each other in a week to move on. When things are bigger than sports, players show it

  12. This is just waiting to happen at a cricket game with the introduction of 20 20 cricket we're sixes are blasted into the crowd all over the spectators

  13. "that's a rare accident, no need to put the safety net…" the most ignorant comment I've heard. yes, you will start to think the safety net is good when one of your family got hit by those rare accident

  14. "Are the fans really safe in the stands?" – as you are covering this incident, what the fxck do u think? Do any news readers have a brain?

  15. If people think fans are safe without a fkn fence or something prot citing them for this many yrs, then you're all a bunch of morons

  16. This is why the NHL put nets up past the blue lines. Fans still get hit once in a while, but nothing like a 80+ mph frozen chunk of solid rubber flying at them.

  17. Sorry to see that. Hope the girl ok. However, the news story is guilty of availability heuristics.

    How often does this happen throughout an entire regular season of the MLB? That's why some people don't agree with the extra netting.

    If there was a significant incident rate of this- then it would warrant the message of questioning whether or not it's safe to go to a ball game.

  18. (This is the moderator speaking, not Boba) Once when I was a young kid I was at a party my mother's bank was hosting at a Dayton Dragons game. We were up in the suites. My mom was inside talking to her friends and getting food and I was sitting on the balcony watching the game. I turn around for one second to look at my mom. I turn back and all I see is a foul ball headed right towards me. I would've been hit if it wasn't for a big tall man sitting directly in front of me, who caught the ball. Also, the suites were high up. We weren't even close to the field, and the ball was going at least 100 mph. This is yet another story that goes to show stadiums need more netting. Too many people get hurt from foul balls.

    Also my prayers go out to the little girl and her family. ❤️🙏

  19. This report was pretty clearly from outside Columbia-Presbyterian. The reporter said 3x that she was at a hospital in Washington Heights. Any reason she can't name the hospital?

  20. these people are stupid. is just a fucking game that most likely is rigged just like fucking nfl. wwf and wwe is a much a sport as nba/nfl/baseball. boring ass game. throwing life away sitting around watching a bunch of over paid meathead alpha male mentality exercising in the field.

  21. Putting netting up to protect the fans will not take away the experience of the game and fans can sit anywhere they want

  22. Parents…drop your fucking kids off at daycare before you go to a game…or don't buy tickets down the fucking baselines if you have kids with…this shit is not rocket science

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