Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Accident, yeah right !

Getting hit by a ball is a risk any fan takes going to a game. But Laura Gibbons was struck by a foul ball, which was hit by her husband, Jay Gibbons of the Baltimore Orioles. The unlikely coincidence occurred during Saturday's game against Minnesota.

Gibbons says his wife was bruised, but is otherwise OK. Laura isn't taking it personally, though. She was back at the park for Sunday's game, too.

Even before the foul ball family affair, Baltimore's designated hitter had been pressuring the team to make it safer for fans behind the plate. Gibson says the 20-foot screen just doesn't offer enough protection from hard-hit foul balls. He wants a higher screen or some kind protection that would extend to the lower deck.

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