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Child Hit by Foul Ball at Cubs vs Astros Game (Update on Child)

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LeVasseur did not see the ball hit the child, whom he estimated was sitting in row seven or eight, but did rush upstairs after the incident to check on the injury. But fans are still getting injured, and sometimes worse, by foul balls. She appeared to be conscious and crying at the time. Almora was visibly upset, and he eventually struck out to conclude his fourth-inning at-bat. The incident renewed the debate over more extensive protection for fans in major league ballparks, eventually leading all 30 teams to implement extended safety nets in 2018.

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Young girl who was struck by foul ball at Astros game recovering in hospital

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A foul ball struck by Cubs center fielder Albert Almora, Jr. With last night's event in mind, we will continue our efforts on this important issue. A young child is carried from the stands after being injured by a foul ball off the bat of Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. He then fell to his knees burying his face in his arms. She is now on medication to help prevent more seizures.

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Child Hit By Foul Ball By Cubs Player During Astros Game Has ‘Permanent’ Brain Injury, Attorney Says

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I was just going to give somebody in the family the ball. Our thoughts are with the entire family. Almora kept his eyes on the ball as it whizzed past the third-base line, past the existing safety netting and into the stands at Minute Maid Park. Play was halted for a brief stoppage after the incident. He also said the child has had frequent headaches, periods of unresponsiveness, night terrors.

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Young girl who was struck by foul ball at Astros game recovering in hospital

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I mean, the speed of the game is quick, and I think any safety measure we can take to, you know, make sure that the fans are safe, we should do it. I pick it up and all we heard was screaming. The girl also had subdural bleeding, brain contusions, brain edema and an abnormal electroencephalogram, and is on medication to prevent further seizures. She was alert, she's conscious, she's fine. After the fourth inning concluded, Almora went over toward the security guards working the third-base line to ask for an update.

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Young girl is struck by foul ball hit by Cubs’ Albert Almora Jr.

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It is something that I wish never happened. A line-drive foul ball off the bat of Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. In the past week, the Chicago White Sox, Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers have announced plans to extend safety netting from foul pole to foul pole, with the Nationals saying the work will be done at their ballpark over the All-Star break next month. He and the security guard embraced. When it was over, he walked into the stands where he spoke with a security guard. A young fan, it appeared to be a young girl, sitting down the left-field line was struck by a Todd Frazier foul ball.

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

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When he did, he began to sob, requiring consolation from teammate Jason Heyward as he covered his face with his glove. The girl was injured when she was struck by a foul ball off the bat of Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle was one of many players who called for baseball to address the issue after the incident in Houston, saying fans' safety should be a top priority. Teammate Jason Heyward and manager Joe Maddon attempted to console him as he cried. Major League Baseball commented on the situation Thursday morning. Maddon said he had been prepared to remove Almora from the game at that time, but the player told him he would continue playing. They kind of, naturally, shook it off.

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