No one ever wants to see this happen at a baseball game.
On Wednesday, Chicago Cubs star Albert Almora Jr. hit a line drive that went straight into the stands at a blazing speed. That ball would ultimately hit a toddler at the game as the entire Minute Maid park went dead silent after watching what happened.
Here’s that moment:
Here’s comments from some people who were at the game:
Almora Jr. had to be consoled as he walked over to security to find out if the child was okay.
UPDATE According to a reddit user, the young girl was taken to the hospital. She is awake and talking.
More info from a fan at the game via Houston Chronicle:
LeVasseur, a Houston resident sitting in the first row of section 111, caught the baseball off a ricochet. 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. The baseball had no traces of blood and, according to LeVasseur, there was none near the seat.
“All we heard was screaming,” said LeVasseur, 26. “We saw this dad pick up a child and run up the stairs. He took off running.”
“I (came) upstairs and see the first-aid guys up there and the dad is holding the girl. She (was) alert, she’s conscious, she’s fine. I was just going to give somebody in the family the ball. They kind of, naturally, shook it off. I asked the first-aid guy if she was OK and he said he didn’t know.”