Bat flies into stands, hits boy at Fenway
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A child was hit by a bat that flew into the stands at Fenway Saturday when a Red Sox player lost his grip.
The young boy, sitting next to his father in the second row behind the Red Sox dugout, was hit in the head with a bat that slipped out of the hands of third baseman Nick Punto.
The stunned crowd could only watch as the young boy's father quickly snatched his son into his arms, holding his head. Players, too, including the Orioles’ pitcher, stared in disbelief, hoping the boy wasn't seriously hurt.
“The bat just left his hands, and everybody kind of put their hands up, but it seemed as if one row just didn't react to it and it went right through that row and before you know it they're just holding a kids head with a hand of top of it,” Esbin Ramirez said.
The father took the boy out of Fenway, and Red Sox officials say he was rushed to a nearby hospital.
It wasn’t immediately clear how seriously the boy was hurt, but everyone who saw it in person agreed it didn't look good.