It’s the beginning of many baseball summers ahead for my family I have a feeling. Our eight and a half and ten year-old boys love the game. Last weekend (a seven-game weekend) my husband Matt was videotaping Ethan’s game next to the fence on the 1st bag side.
One of the batters made contact with the ball, and a 70 year-old great grandma sitting in her lounger next to Matt received an 80 mph line drive head slam she won’t soon forget.
Everyone thought that fence was going to stop the ball but it rose, skimmed over and angled right for her left side of the head. Her family and rest of the crowd sat frozen…for what seemed a long time but probably was 10-25 seconds. Then Matt – first to say anything – said “better get an ice pack on that right away” as she was slumped backwards and instantly had a contusion and bruising with a large lump forming. An initial assessment by a doctor in the crowd, then more ice, and they packed her up in a car that drove up and sent her off to the ER for several cat scans.
Three games and about six hours later she was back, looking like a boxer after a Saturday night fight – and she watched the team pull in the victorious win! The durability of the human body is amazing…
Are you ready for this type of incident at your summer youth events? With the First Aid Cube or a case of icepacks from Think Safe and you are!