MLB Foul Ball Week in Review: Nacho Face, Dugout Danger and Fan/Player Love During Week of August 7-14
Major League Baseball ended the week of August 8-14, 2016 with over nearly 130 Foul Ball Facials (#FoulBallFacials) in nearly 130 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 this week. Here’s the rundown of the best and worst foul ball and fan-related actions from the past week:
FALLING for FOULS
I admire people who ignore their own personal safety to make a play. But running and leaning over a wall and falling horizontally into the seats is one thing. Jonathan Villar had a different take on this: He went vertical, horizontal and then vertical again, falling into a camera well.
First we had nacho ball, now nacho face. This fan, well, just watch.
SANTANA NAILED IN DUGOUT
Carlos Santana was nailed by a foul ball while in Indians dugout. I often have people tell me “There’s netting across the dugouts” as a reason players don’t get hit by balls into the dugout. That is only a perception though. Many players get slammed by foul balls into the dugout. Santan happens to be the most recent:
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