This Week in Foul Balls: Baseball is Back and So Is the Foul Ball Fun (Week 2: April 10 – 16)
Welcome back to the 2017 season version of “TWIFB Notes” (This Week in Foul Balls). In this weekly post, I look at the best and worst foul ball moments in Major League Baseball…and sometimes Minor League Baseball…and sometimes softball and high school baseball.
First, our running total of foul ball hits in the facial area, or what I call “Foul Ball Facials”, as they are reported ONLY on Twitter. This is the count after two full weeks of play:
- 24 MLB fans hit in head area in 2 weeks
- 9 admit being distracted by phone (37.5%)
- 3 were ricochets
- 5 dove for a foul ball & hurt themselves
Note that 37.5% of those hit in the face—via ONLY Twitter reports—admitted they were distracted by their phone. That should speak for itself.
This guy. This guy was calm, cool and collected. At last week’s Boston Red Sox – Baltimore Orioles game, this Red Sox fan barely moved. It certainly did seem as though it was fate that brought that Dustin Pedroia ball to him.
Check out this “sweet” snag by a fan at the Washington Nationals – Philapdelphia Phillies game! Okay. It’s actually weak. I’m making fun of MLB for posting it saying it’s a great play. The guy got lucky. See how he’s moving away from the ball, scared of it? He basically got lucky. But it’s still cool, so I’m leaving him here.
READ THE REST AT FoulBallz.com!