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White Sox Fan Saves Baby From Flying Bat With One-Handed Catch
UPI ^ | May 27, 2014 | Kate Stanton

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.


TOPICS: Sports; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: mlb; rescue

1 posted on 05/28/2014 4:41:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Outstanding!


2 posted on 05/28/2014 4:44:04 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: nickcarraway

Sign her up!


3 posted on 05/28/2014 4:45:38 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: nickcarraway

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!”.


4 posted on 05/28/2014 4:46:27 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: nickcarraway

Did they check the flying bat for rabies?


5 posted on 05/28/2014 4:47:07 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Mastador1

The worst part of that is,he’s probably her husband or boyfriend.


6 posted on 05/28/2014 4:49:31 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Dr. Sivana

7 posted on 05/28/2014 4:50:15 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: nickcarraway
She reportedly got to keep the bat, which was later signed by Flowers himself.

It was the VERY least they could do her. She saved them from a multi-million dollar lawsuit, had the bat hit the baby.

8 posted on 05/28/2014 4:54:35 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Mastador1

When?


9 posted on 05/28/2014 4:55:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Mastador1

LOL don’t know but he will NEVER live that one down!


10 posted on 05/28/2014 4:56:02 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Mastador1

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...”


11 posted on 05/28/2014 4:57:57 PM PDT by mikrofon ("Did you know a bat was flying this way?")
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To: nickcarraway

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.


12 posted on 05/28/2014 5:04:49 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: nickcarraway

Give him a Medal of Valor....

(Flame suit on...sheesh)


13 posted on 05/28/2014 5:21:08 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Semper911
Yeah, I hate to say it but her saying LATER that all she wanted to do was save the baby is obviously wrong.

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.

14 posted on 05/28/2014 5:29:38 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: nickcarraway
...Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers lost his grip on his bat, it went flying into the stands above left field.

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.

15 posted on 05/28/2014 5:43:09 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: nickcarraway
" UPI ^ | May 27, 2014 | Kate Stanton"

"Kate Stanton," after Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who wrote (along with her "Revising Committee") The Woman's Bible? Funny.


16 posted on 05/28/2014 5:46:30 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: nickcarraway

The parents are nuts. A baby should not be that close to the field between the baselines. And, nice catch by the lady.


17 posted on 05/28/2014 5:54:03 PM PDT by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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To: nickcarraway
Is it just me or does the "turtling" girly man look a lot like John Ritter? Or maybe John Elway.
18 posted on 05/28/2014 6:20:10 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Rodamala
Yes, I noticed that, too. The bat goes over the dugout/ camera pit. NOT left field!

I doubt even Babe Ruth could heave his bat into the outfield.

19 posted on 05/28/2014 6:20:33 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: nickcarraway

Looks like she pushed the guy next to her down before reaching up to catch the bat.


20 posted on 05/28/2014 6:20:35 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: PapaBear3625

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.


21 posted on 05/28/2014 6:55:36 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: muir_redwoods

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.”


22 posted on 05/28/2014 7:17:06 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

That disclaimer is already there-—at least on the ticket I have in my hand. Sox,of course.

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23 posted on 05/28/2014 7:19:56 PM PDT by Mears
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To: nickcarraway

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.


24 posted on 05/28/2014 7:19:58 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: nickcarraway

What a lie! She had no thought of a baby behind her.


25 posted on 05/28/2014 7:22:23 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: muir_redwoods

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.


26 posted on 05/28/2014 7:25:32 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: sharkhawk
A baby should not be that close to the field between the baselines.

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?

27 posted on 05/28/2014 7:37:31 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: muir_redwoods

The seminal case was Ingersoll v. Onondaga Hockey Club in 1938. I still remember that one from my Torts class in 1981.


28 posted on 05/28/2014 8:27:19 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: nickcarraway
Here's a longer version of the event seen from a distance -- YouTube. From this angle it appears that the man may have shielded his head and leaned in front of the woman. He may have been trying to protect her. I can't tell for sure, but it's possible. The bat appeared to be coming low, but it bounced off the dugout and went above him.
29 posted on 05/28/2014 8:48:07 PM PDT by GJones2 (Guy in White Sox bat incident may not be so bad)
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To: logitech

Your a mind reader?


30 posted on 05/28/2014 10:02:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: GJones2
So seeing the video, the reporter doesn't know anything.

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.

31 posted on 05/28/2014 11:28:14 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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