MLB issues statement after 4-year-old struck by Albert AlmoraBy Amber Lee
A foul ball off the bat of Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora struck a four-year-old girl in a scary scene on Wednesday night.
Albert Almora was devastated after seeing his foul hit the young girl.
Here is Albert Almora’s reaction as his foul ball struck a very young fan. A really horrific moment. Kids fall in love with the game of baseball after going to the ballpark and experiencing a Major League Baseball game. This shouldn’t happen. PRAYERS. 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/yOGfrqpmMF
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A really tough scene at Minute Maid Park over the last inning. Albert Almora Jr. of the Cubs hit a hard line-drive foul into the stands that hit a young child. Almora Jr. was extremely shaken up and after the next half inning, he was consoled by MMP security personnel. pic.twitter.com/2hfHX4hvNd
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On Thursday morning, MLB issued a statement, shared by Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports:
“The events at last night’s game were extremely upsetting. We send our best wishes to the child and family involved. Clubs have significantly expanded netting and their inventory of protected seats in recent years. With last night’s event in mind, we will continue our efforts on this important issue.”
After the game, Almora said he wished there was netting around the entire stadium to prevent other incidents like this one: “Obviously I want to put a net around the whole stadium.”
Thankfully, the girl struck by Almora’s foul is expected to be okay.