There are few details about the toddler who was hit by the foul ball at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, mostly because of patient confidentiality considerations. We are learning a little bit in drips and drabs, and it’s sounding like the child was very seriously injured.
While Joe Girardi said the other day — likely innocently speculating based on third-hand information — the the kid was “OK,” the New York Posts spoke to an anonymous family member of the child who makes it sound more serious:
“She’s stable. It’s going to be a long process,” said the family member, who didn’t give his name, at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.
That could mean any number of things, but it’s hard to escape the conclusion that, whatever situation she’s in, the injury is a significant one.
As we’ve noted in the past two days, several teams who have been non-committal have come forward to say that they will now add additional netting to their ballparks. It’s a shame it took a serious injury to a child to get them to finally come to their senses, but thankfully they are, in fact, coming to their senses.