Foul Ball Week in Review: Joey Votto, Dodgers Ballgirl, and Hunter Pence Make for Interesting First Week of August

Major League Baseball ended the week of August 1 – 7, 2016 with over 120 Foul Ball Facials (#FoulBallFacials) in about 120 games. These are only those fans hit in the head area at MLB games as self-reported on Twitter. That equates to one fan per day of play. It seems like a lot, and it is, but over 60% indicate they weren’t paying attention.

But that’s not the only thing going on with foul balls each week. Here’s the rundown of the best and worst foul ball and fan-related actions from the past week:


Votto has gotten a great deal of bad press this season for his antics regarding fan involvement. Last week it looked like he was going for yet another lashing by the media and fans. The interesting thing is he’s Canadian, and they have a well-deserved reputation for being pretty calm folks. Maybe it’s too many years in the U.S. that’s got him so cranky?

Remember this fake out?



Ed Comber (VP Of The BBBA/Owner –  

About FoulBallzEd

I run I research and write about foul ball information and fan safety issues mainly. There's the occasional piece about the Tigers. Active on Twitter as @FoulBallz.

Posted on August 10, 2016, in Foul Ball Week in Review, Foul Balls and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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