Skip to comments.White Sox Fan Saves Baby From Flying Bat With One-Handed Catch
Posted on 05/28/2014 4:41:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Eileen Depesa caught Tyler Flowers' rogue bat before it hit the infant behind her during a Memorial Day White Sox game.
Eileen Depesa's impressive reflexes saved a baby from a baseball bat at the Chicago White Sox's game against the Cleveland Indians.
When Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers lost his grip on his bat, it went flying into the stands above left field.
Depesa, of Naperville, Ill., reached out with one hand and caught the bat before it hit the infant seated behind her. The man seated to her right merely ducked.
"I was more concerned with protecting the baby seated behind me," she told the MLB's Cut 4.
She reportedly got to keep the bat, which was later signed by Flowers himself.
Sign her up!
Great job on her part, is it only me or did it look like she laughed at the guy next to her and said “pussy!”.
Did they check the flying bat for rabies?
The worst part of that is,he’s probably her husband or boyfriend.
It was the VERY least they could do her. She saved them from a multi-million dollar lawsuit, had the bat hit the baby.
LOL don’t know but he will NEVER live that one down!
Dunno, but here’s their conversation just before the incident:
GUY: “Did you know 15 minutes can save you 15% on car insurance?”
HERO LADY: “EVERYBODY knows that...”
Looked more like luck than heroism to me. If she was “more concerned” with the baby behind me, she would heve had her whole body into it, instead of just throwing one arm up.
She got lucky, but all was well in the end.
Give him a Medal of Valor....
(Flame suit on...sheesh)
She's grinning ear to ear when she catches the bat.
So props to her for getting the bat, but don't sell me the "I'm a hero" stuff.
If OTHER people said it, that's fine.
And glad that the kid wasn't hit.
If this guy heaved a ball bat from home plate into the left field stands... my advice to you is to not try and steal second when he is catching.
The parents are nuts. A baby should not be that close to the field between the baselines. And, nice catch by the lady.
I doubt even Babe Ruth could heave his bat into the outfield.
Looks like she pushed the guy next to her down before reaching up to catch the bat.
Courts have consistently found that attending a baseball game constitutes an assumption of risk since balls (and bats) coming into the stands are an expected part of the game.
The back of every MLB baseball ticket should have the following disclaimer: “THE HOLDER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND DANGERS INCIDENTAL TO THE GAME OF BASEBALL INCLUDING SPECIFICALLY (BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY) THE DANGER OF BEING INJURED BY THROWN OR BATTED BALLS.”
That disclaimer is already there-—at least on the ticket I have in my hand. Sox,of course.
Why do people with small children get tickets in the lower deck near the dugouts? Get upper deck seats, kids can’t pay attention to the game well enough to safely sit in expensive seats close to the field — especially babies.
What a lie! She had no thought of a baby behind her.
Interesting. The team owners don’t want to be liable.
I know someone who took a boy scout troop to a hockey game. She got hit in the face with a hockey puck. Not one person from the hockey team came to help her to try to get the scouts home. They didn’t want to show that they had any liability. She had to get the scouts home and went to the hospital to get medical care. She needed a lot of surgery and dental care.
I don't get why people bring babies to such events. The baby can't appreciate it. It certainly can't enhance the experience for the adults. And I question the wisdom of bringing a baby into the midst of tens of thousands of disease vectors.
But that's just me. If any Freepers like that sort of thing, who am I to judge?
The seminal case was Ingersoll v. Onondaga Hockey Club in 1938. I still remember that one from my Torts class in 1981.
Your a mind reader?
The bat hit the dugout on the first base side.
Newsflash: that is not LEFT field, nor is it any field.
At BEST it would be right field, which it is certainly NOT.
Technically, it's in foul territory, first base side.
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