When it comes to hazards you need to look out for at a baseball game, a player tossing you a souvenir ball ranks several dozen places behind things like “watch out for foul balls” and “try not to get puked on.” And yet, one Dodgers fan managed to get herself extremely fucked up during what should have been a friendly transaction between herself and Yasiel Puig.
This is Alyssa, a Dodgers fan who attended Monday’s Dodgers-Yankees game in New York, and thought her night was going to end on a high note. After Yasiel Puig caught the final out of the game, he tossed the ball towards a group of Dodgers fans sitting along the first base line. Alyssa was in this group, and she was not ready.
Here’s how she described the moment of impact to the New York Daily News:
“I saw it coming at me and I remember thinking, ‘I don’t have a glove to catch this ball,’” Gerharter told the Daily News. “And I think I put my hands up in front of my face. I saw it was coming at me and registered that it was coming at me, and I felt it hit me. It wasn’t so much painful as it was shock. So I felt it hit me and I could feel immediately with my tongue there’s a hole. And I looked down at my hand and saw there’s a tooth in my hand.”
It is officially acceptable to start bringing gloves to baseball games again.