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Girl Hit by Foul Ball Suffered a Skull Fracture

Family attorney gives first update on stadium injury

(Newser) - An attorney for the family of a 2-year-old girl struck by a foul ball during a game last month between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros said Wednesday that the girl suffered a skull fracture. Attorney Richard Mithoff provided the first update by the girl's family on her condition... More »

After Fan Injuries, One Team Will Take Netting to Foul Poles

All stadiums had extended protection by last season

(Newser) - The Chicago White Sox plan to extend the protective netting all the way to the foul poles at Guaranteed Rate Field, becoming the first major league team to take such a step in the wake of a couple of high-profile fan injuries.The White Sox and Illinois Sports Facilities Authority,... More »

Cubs Investigating 'Repulsive' Gesture Fan Flashed on Air

Fan appeared to make white power sign behind black commentator Doug Glanville

(Newser) - A Chicago Cubs fan at the game Tuesday night against the Miami Marlins could be banned from Wrigley Field for life if the home team ever catches up to him. While fans are often caught on camera at MLB games waving and making various gestures, one in particular has raised... More »

Foul Ball Kills Fan at Dodger Stadium

Linda Goldbloom, 79, was struck in the head during a game in August

(Newser) - Every baseball team installed additional netting this season to protect fans from foul balls. It wasn't enough, however, to save 79-year-old Linda Goldbloom at Dodger Stadium, reports ESPN's Outside the Lines . Goldbloom, sitting on the first-base side of home plate, was struck in the head by a ball... More »

This Astros Fan Is Now Big Part of Playoffs, Accidentally

Troy Caldwell may have cost Houston a home run in a close game they lost

(Newser) - The Houston Astros fan now rooting hardest for his team to make the World Series? It's got to be Troy Caldwell, thanks to a controversial moment from Wednesday night's game against the Red Sox. The upshot is that Caldwell may have cost his team a two-run home run... More »

Boston Fan Nearly Killed by Broken Bat

Woman in stands suffers life-threatening injuries

(Newser) - A freak accident last night during a Red Sox game at Fenway has left a woman with life-threatening injuries, reports AP . She got struck in the head by a broken bat while sitting in the second row and was taken from the stadium in a stretcher, bleeding heavily, reports the... More »

SF World Series Celebration Gets Ugly ... Again

San Francisco got rowdy overnight as fans threw bottles at cops

(Newser) - Just like in 2012 , Giants fans went wild last night in San Francisco as their team took home its third championship in five seasons . But this third time was even less charming: Police made multiple arrests as thousands of fans lit bonfires in the street, sprayed champagne and beer, and... More »

Wrigley Field Needs to Die

Cubs fan Rich Cohen wants to raze arguably the most beloved park in America

(Newser) - Ah, Wrigley Field. It's one of the oldest, most beloved parks in baseball... And Rich Cohen wants to destroy it—and yes, he means utterly, with whatever explosives necessary. "That pile of quaintness has to go," he writes in the Wall Street Journal . "Then the ground... More »

Dodgers Beating Witness Dies Suddenly

Key witness in Stow case dies from peanut allergy

(Newser) - The case against two men accused of beating Giants fan Bryan Stow into a coma outside Dodger Stadium has been dealt a serious setback by a salad. Key witness Matthew Lee, who was also assaulted by Stow's attackers, died suddenly on the weekend, apparently after suffering an allergic reaction... More »

LAPD Clears Dodgers Beating Suspect

2 new suspects busted for attack on Giants fan that left dad in coma

(Newser) - The LAPD has arrested two new men in connection with the near-fatal beating of a Giants fan at Dodger Stadium after clearing the fan cops busted in May . Police had expressed confidence that parolee Giovanni Ramirez was the man they were after but they had struggled to build a case... More »

Yankees Fan Returns Jeter's Milestone Ball

Christian Lopez gives up potentially big payday

(Newser) - It's no great shock that Derek Jeter got his 3,000th hit today, but this part of the story is a nice surprise: The fan who got the home-run ball gave it back, no questions asked. "I'm not going to be the one to take this away... More »

Dud Dad Drops Kid for Foul Ball

Dodgers fan fails at parenting—and catching

(Newser) - A Dodgers fan who dropped his daughter when he saw a foul ball coming his way ended up catching nothing but an earful from stadium security. The little girl was unharmed—but she gave her dad an elbow in the ribs as he tried to pick her up again afterward.... More »

Attacked Fan's Family Sues Dodgers

Suit accuses team of negligence

(Newser) - The family of a Giants fan beaten into a coma outside Dodgers stadium nearly 2 months ago say the team could have done a lot more to prevent the attack. Bryan Stow's family has filed a lawsuit against the Dodgers and owner Frank McCourt, accusing the team of negligence... More »

LA Vows to Make Dodger Stadium Safe

LAPD: You're going to see a sea of blue; it's not going to be Dodger blue'

(Newser) - Los Angeles authorities have vowed to dramatically increase security at Dodger Stadium following the near-fatal beating of a Giants fan. At "an absolute minimum," the police force will double the number of uniformed officers patrolling the stadium and boost the number of plainclothes cops in the area, announced... More »

Family of Beaten Giants Fan: Don't Seek Revenge on LA

Bryan Stow's family urges fans to leave rivalry on the field

(Newser) - The family of the San Francisco Giants fan beaten into a coma outside Dodger Stadium have urged his fellow fans not to seek revenge against LA fans when the teams meet again next week. Bryan Stow, a paramedic and father of two, suffered brain damage in the attack last week... More »

Dodgers Fans Beat Giants Fan Into Coma

Los Angeles offers $10K reward for two suspects

(Newser) - Los Angeles has offered a $10,000 reward for help catching two men who beat another man into a coma because he rooted for the wrong baseball team, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . The apparently unprovoked attack took place outside Dodger Stadium after last week's season-opener. Two men wearing Dodgers... More »

Wrigley Field Beer-Chucker Surrenders

(Newser) - A Cubs fan suspected of dousing Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino with beer at Wrigley Field Wednesday night has turned himself in to police, the Chicago Tribune reports. The fan—who escaped detection when the wrong fan was ejected and hauled off for questioning immediately after the incident—got in touch... More »

Pitcher Attacked Me Over 'Roids Remarks: Fan

Says Romero 'grabbed me by the neck and threw me back'

(Newser) - A Florida baseball fan says Philadelphia Phillies pitcher JC Romero attacked him over a few wisecracks about steroids, the St. Petersburg Times reports. Robert Eaton, 25, said he was soliciting Phillies players for autographs when he asked Romero for "some juice"—slang for steroids. Romero, recently suspended for... More »

Yanks' $1.5B Park a Big Strikeout So Far

New stadium draws small, bitter crowds, opponent home runs

(Newser) - With its $1.5 billion price tag, you’d think the new Yankee Stadium would be pretty much perfect, right? But even the most loyal fans are griping as the “Taj Mahal” isn’t turning out to be everything it promised. From outrageous ticket prices to questionable outfield dimensions,... More »

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