Update (9:21 PM EST): Per WBZ-TV’s David Wade, police say that the injured fan has sustained life-threatening injuries.
Facing Red Sox starter Wade Miley, Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie broke his bat. A shard flew into the stands, striking a fan in the third base boxes. Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston wrote that the fan was “bleeding pretty profusely”. The game was halted for a few minutes as the fan was taken off via a stretcher.
Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe said that a police officer was trying to shield the eyes of the fan’s child. WEEI’s John Tomase reported that medics carried away the child while the fan “shrieked in pain”.
This is awful news. We at HardballTalk are hoping for the best for this fan. We’ll keep you updated here as we learn more.