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joyfree
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12:09 AM on 06/04/2011
I am so sorry for the family. I don't know what I would do if something happened to my kids. My heart aches for you all.
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Erin Scott
12:05 AM on 06/04/2011
I've heard of this happening before. Maybe there is a chest pad some sports supplier could come out with that is not bulky so that you can still swing the bat. It's tragic.
David Ziemann
Government giveth, government taketh away.
03:47 PM on 06/04/2011
They do sell heart/chest pads for ball players...I've seen many a girls fastpitch softball pitchers wearing facemasks as well...that is another huge fear of mine...little league pitchers taking a line drive.
07:57 PM on 06/04/2011
Rawlings makes a sleeveless shirt with pads in the center of the chest. You can see it here: http://amzn.to/k8sadS
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globugg
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12:04 AM on 06/04/2011
So very sad. My condolences and prayers to his family, teammates and friends.
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12:01 AM on 06/04/2011
Poor parents. God keep them in his care.
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Evelyn
12:00 AM on 06/04/2011
The same thing happened to a little boy in my home town when I was a kid. So tragic. You have to feel bad for the poor kid that threw the pitch too. It's not his fault, but he will live with this memory forever.
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11:56 PM on 06/03/2011
Sadness. Condolences to his family.
11:51 PM on 06/03/2011
This is incomprehensible. To think a little league pitch could kill.
David Ziemann
Government giveth, government taketh away.
03:45 PM on 06/04/2011
Don't think "little league" and assume these kids can't throw the ball hard. He's 13, my son is 14 and can throw EXTREMELY hard. What I saw this year in the league my son played in is some of the kids who played should NOT be on the ball field, they are not skilled enough to move away from a pitch coming quick. It's almost like parents turn little league into a daycare center. My son pitches and accidentally beaned an opponent boy in the helmet...the kid did not even move or make it appear he saw the ball. A few inches to the left and it would've hit him square in the face, very scary. That said, I can't imagine losing a child at this age, in that way, watching him die. Horrible.
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peegan
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11:48 PM on 06/03/2011
Sometimes there are just terrible and inexplicable accidents that happen. My heart and prayers go out to his family and friends.