Logan Morrison was quite the destructive force on Friday night at Marlins Park. In addition to hitting the longest home run in the stadium's two year history — estimated anywhere from 467 to 484 feet depending on who you believe — he also clubbed a foul ball up the first base line that resulted in one of the stadium's ushers taking an awkward and potentially dangerous fall.
It happened in the very first inning. On a 1-0 pitch, Morrison turned on the ball and pulled a sharp grounder wide of first base. On the second big hop, the ball skipped into the stands and then ricocheted off a first row cupholder. Remember, we're in Miami, so there are 5-6 fans seated in this section of box seats.
In other words, nobody was there to knock the ball down, and an usher seated on a stool behind the nearly empty section was a sitting duck. In her effort to avoid the ball, the usher leans back on her stool, perhaps forgetting all together that she's on a stool, and let's just say it's long way down from stool to concrete.
I'll stand by my statement that it was a potentially dangerous fall. She easily could have smacked her head on the concrete. But since she was back in her seat just a couple pitches later, we can also call it a definitely hilarious fall.
She survived this time. Next time she might want to consider wearing a seat belt.
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