Watch out for the batted ball

Maybe I’m seeing too much baseball. But whatever, it’s been a spooky week. I watched the battle of Grayslake last Saturday. Central’s eighth-place hitter Kevin O’Rourke twice hit line drives back to the mound that wounded the Grayslake North pitcher. These were actually line drives that hit the kid in the chest area.

In yesterday’s kiddie ball game, catcher Mike hit a ball of his foot and hobbled around for awhile. On the very next pitch, he fouled the ball off his face. The ball actually came back and crushed his nose. His father told me the damage: 4 stitches and a fractured orbital bone. That’s a tough thing for a kid ballplayer.

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