Fan hit by broken bat upgraded to fair condition


Good news to pass along here on Tonya Carpenter, the fan who was struck in the head by a shard of a broken bat at Fenway Park during Friday’s Athletics-Red Sox game. Via Alec Shirkey of, the family released the following statement earlier this afternoon:

“Tonya is responsive, and her condition has been upgraded from serious to fair,” the statement read. “We would like to thank everyone for their continued support, especially the fans at Fenway Park, first responders, Boston EMS, Boston Police and her care team at Beth Israel Deaconess.”

Carpenter was admitted to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Friday with life-threatening injuries. Her condition was listed as serious throughout the weekend. Here’s hoping the news continues to get better.