Chicago Cubs: Sportscaster wrongly blames fans for new Wrigley nets

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Chicago Cubs: How do toddlers and elderly protect themselves at a game?

On May 29th of last season, a 2-year old toddler (still unnamed to date) was struck by a foul ball off the bat of Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr which fractured the child’s skull and caused permanent brain injury.

The little girl was sitting on her grandfather’s lap during the game when the devastating blow hit the child and changed her life forever. It is reported that the little girl will be impaired the rest of her life and her injuries are akin to someone who had suffered a stroke:

"…the child’s brain injury has affected her central nervous system in a manner that doctors described as being equivalent to a stroke. Areas of the brain affected, he said, include those in which injuries can result in seizures, loss of sensation and loss of spatial awareness…results of the injury include staring spells, periods of unresponsiveness, night terrors and frequent headaches."

Sterling’s response to this tragedy is that it was basically the parent’s fault for choosing seats that could be considered dangerously close to the field of play. They should have chosen seats that were safer for their child, according to Sterling. Of course, that’s how most fans go about buying tickets and selecting seats for a game; they purchase tickets based on safety and where they are most likely not going to be permanently maimed.


Yes, this is sarcasm folks, and here’s some more: maybe they should have dressed their child up in protective gear like a catcher, to come to a baseball game? Is that what Sterling wants us to do when we come to the ballpark? Be more vigilant and wear protective gear?