Fans take risks by attending games, and much to the dismay of all of us, Tonya Carpenter experienced that danger first-hand on Friday night when a broken bat struck her in the head.
Fortunately and thankfully, she is expected to survive what are considered life-threatening injuries, according to the Associated Press, via ESPN.
The message was brief, yet direct. The report said:
“Officer Rachel McGuire said Saturday that the woman is recovering.”
Carpenter sustained a head injury when Oakland Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie’s broken bat flew into the Fenway Park stands.
Fan safety is a serious concern at baseball games, since foul balls and bats are liable to enter the crowd at any time. Granted, while it’s rare that someone sustains any injury—let alone a life-threatening one—scary situations like this may happen.
We wish you nothing but the best, Ms. Carpenter. We’re all supporting you, and please get well soon.
Photo: USA Today Sports