HBP? No, HPGRD.

That meant, “Hit by pitch?  No, hit by ground rule double,” in English.  See?  I don’t only speak Baseball.  I speak some English too.

My sister is visiting California from France and I, of course, had a baseball game on the agenda.  Last night’s game, versus the Reds to be precise.  And in the first inning everything I had told her about the Giants (aka, they don’t hit) was proved wrong.  I also tried out being a bleacher creature, because we were given tickets to sit in the centerfield bleachers.  Different experience, for sure.

Then came the top of the third when Joey Votto hit a ground-rule double to center.  Yep, center.  Where we were.  And my sister got hit by the ball.  Yep, first baseball game, she gets hit by the ball.  You can watch it here, and she is circled below.

 
Lillian getting hit.JPG

Her first baseball game this year, her third overall.  She gets hit.  Seriously, statisticians, what is the likelihood?

Diamond Girl

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One response to “HBP? No, HPGRD.

  1. raysrenegade

    I had as kid sit behind me a week ago and a foul ball hit three section away from us, but the ball rolled to my feet and I scooted it backwards so a kid visitng the Tampa Bay area could take home his first baseball.
    Three innings later a guy pushed by glove out of the way on a high foul ball and I made sure the ball fell behind me once againtothe wide-eyed youngster. Two-for-two for the young lad, with a nice assist on the play.
    But the reality of baseball is that the ball seeks out these people during games. NASA could have a blue ribbon fact-finding mission on metaphysics and the attraction of a ball to the unwary and still not produce a shred of honest data or truth…
    The best part is the baseballs still fly into the stands, and people still clammer like 5-years olds.
    I love this game!

    Rays Renegade

    http://raysrenegade.mlblgos.com

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