In times like these we have to stick together. That may or may not be the philosophy of all Chicago White Sox fans with the team rebuilding, but that mindset was on display in the stands during Friday’s 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins at Guaranteed Rate Field.
During the course of the action, Twins slugger Miguel Sano smoked a liner over the third-base dugout that had bad intentions. Just listen to the contact and watch the reaction of White Sox pitcher Derek Holland for a little perspective on just how bad those intentions were.
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Fortunately, the cameras quickly showed us that no one was seriously injured by the liner. But that might be in part due to the fan who redirected it with his forearm.
To say the foul ball left a mark would be an understatement. That the baseball ended up several rows above undoubtedly added to his pain. But that pain would only be temporary thanks to the kind fan who tossed it right back.
Reunited, yes, but it probably didn’t feel too good until they got some ice on that arm.
Here’s hoping it was just a bruise and nothing more severe. Also, a tip of our cap to the unseen and unselfish fan who contributed to this happy ending. It’s fans like that who enhance the ballpark experience and restore our faith in humanity, if only for a brief time.
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