Brewers' Carlos Gomez Shows Class, Visits Kid He Hit With Foul Ball in Hospital

By Connor Muldowney
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Everyone knows just how dangerous screaming line-drive foul balls into the stands can be for fans. If you’re at a MLB game, you see many fans with their own glove so they can avoid a line drive to the face or other part of the body of a big league player’s bat. Carlos Gomez had to watch as he drilled a line drive into the stands, hitting an eight-year-old boy in a game Tuesday night.

The Milwaukee Brewers faced off against the Atlanta Braves in a road game and you could see it in the reaction of the players that the foul ball off of Gomez’s bat was a dangerous one.

Gomez immediately cringed and said some prayers under his breath before slowly returning to the batter’s box — clearly shaken up by the thought of hitting a small child with a line drive.

As you can see by Gomez and Braves pitcher Julio Teheran‘s reaction, it was not a pretty sight.

The eight-year-old boy was quickly transported to the local hospital and Atlanta players Gerald Laird and Chris Johnson went to visit him right after the game, giving him a signed bat by the entire team.

Players hate to see this kind of thing happen to innocent spectators — especially children.

Today, Gomez visited the young boy and gave him an autograph of his own, hoping to see the child doing better following the scary moment from Tuesday night’s game — and he was lucky to see the boy in good spirits.

Ton of respect from around MLB for Gomez and thankfully the boy is okay.

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