The Chicago Cubs/Pittsburgh Pirates experienced a brief delay Monday after a fan was hit in the head by a foul ball.
The fan was moving through the first row when a foul ball off the bat of Starlin Castro went straight back to the protective netting and hit her in the head. The ball did not travel through the netting, but the force pushed it back far enough that the ball made contact with the woman’s head.
Video of the incident is below. If you would prefer not to watch it, please skip ahead.
The game was immediately delayed so that the woman could be treated for her injuries. Medics brought a stretcher for the woman, and carried her off.
While the situation was scary, the woman appeared to be conscious as she was removed from the field.
The game resumed after a 23 minute delay.
We’ll keep an eye on the fan’s condition as more information becomes available.
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