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Roman529
09-25-2006, 02:03 PM
Baltimore's Jay Gibbons pulled off an unimaginable feat: He hit a foul ball that injured his wife.
The scene occurred in the ninth inning of the Orioles' game against Minnesota on Saturday at Camden Yards. Gibbons fouled a ball straight back over the screen and into the rib cage of his wife, Laura.
"She's just a little bruised up. She's going to be OK," Gibbons said yesterday.
Gibbons said he had asked team officials to do something about making it safer to sit in the seats behind the plate. He contended that the 20-foot screen does not offer enough protection from hard-hit foul balls.

Blade
09-25-2006, 02:26 PM
Wow... thats funny. No lovin for him for a while!

RWhitney014
09-25-2006, 02:31 PM
On Opening Day 1940, Bob Feller threw a fastball that was fouled off into his mother's nose in the stands. So there is precedent for this.

BTW, Doug, nice thread title. Way to totally grab attention for the wrong reasons.

:lol:

Motion
09-25-2006, 02:35 PM
Baltimore's Jay Gibbons pulled off an unimaginable feat: He hit a foul ball that injured his wife.
The scene occurred in the ninth inning of the Orioles' game against Minnesota on Saturday at Camden Yards. Gibbons fouled a ball straight back over the screen and into the rib cage of his wife, Laura.
"She's just a little bruised up. She's going to be OK," Gibbons said yesterday.
Gibbons said he had asked team officials to do something about making it safer to sit in the seats behind the plate. He contended that the 20-foot screen does not offer enough protection from hard-hit foul balls.

I can vouch for that! I was sitting 5 rows up, half way between homeplate and the Orioles dugout the other weekend and flinched everytime a foul ball was hit. Thats gotta be the smallest backstop net in the league.

King Felix
09-25-2006, 03:10 PM
:lol: that sucks

tory
09-26-2006, 08:34 PM
Wow... thats funny. No lovin for him for a while!

right, he went home that night, hopped into bed, and she's like, i'm not in the mood tonight, i have bruised ribs and a headache because of it. :sidelol:

when i first saw this, i was thinking hmm... scott erickson hasn't played here for years, who's beating their wife now...?