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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:02 PM
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High schooler dies after being hit by pitch
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - The father of a south-central Missouri baseball player who died after being hit by a wild throw said Friday that he doesn't blame the pitcher.
http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=114474&provider=top
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:04 PM
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1. So terrible. I knew a kid who came really close to dying after
being hit in the head with a pitched baseball, and this was little league. Tough stuff to hear.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:07 PM
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2. Oh gawd. This scares the hell out of me.
My son plays in the Little League majors.

I can't imagine what this family is going through. :(
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:09 PM
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3. For the most part, if they are wearing their helmets, they should be ok.
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 05:09 PM by Shell Beau
For the most part. Freaky things can happen.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:16 PM
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4. Yep ...It's very unlikely, but those "what if" kinds of thoughts make parenthood terrifying
sometimes :(
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:20 PM
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6. Agreed. We don't teach our kids morals and we can't tell others about morals or we'll get sued
You know, it's none of our business what kids to and the other gibber...

Meh.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:23 PM
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7. Yeah, it is easy to freak out.
I catch myself being ridiculously paranoid at times (saw what my mom went through when my brother died). But I am somehow able to bring myself back down. Being overly cautious can be a bad thing sometimes. Kids will be kids. They have to be able to have their fun. We just have to hope that everything will be ok. :hug:
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:00 PM
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8. That's a good attitude.
I work on giving my kids some freedom -- they need it and we can't be too smothering. ... P.S. Bella has a good mom. :hug:
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:02 PM
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9. Thanks!! I know you are a good mom too! It shows!
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:19 PM
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5. Fuck. Was I ever lucky when that happened to me in little league...
Stopped going after that. Dunno what happened to the vermin that threw it - hit me square in the back of the head.

Mind you, this wasn't during a game - somebody (and I remember who it was) was being quite an ass...
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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:30 PM
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10. Every time I read about someone getting hit in the head by a pitch,
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 06:31 PM by Are_grits_groceries
I have a flashback to Sports Illustrated after Tony Conigliaro was hit. The picture of his face was awful. It still gives me the creeps and this is a brazillion years later.
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:36 PM
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11. Baseball is still incredibly safe...
To go with improved helmets, they even sell something called a "heart guard"



I have only been hit by pitches a million times (catcher). What I hated was when batters clobbered me with their followthrough swing, that was the only time that I was knocked out
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