07/02/2013 12:13 pm ET Updated Jul 12, 2013

Fan Takes Foul Ball To Head During Astros-Rays Game (VIDEO)

Those who grew up around baseball, be it playing it or watching it, are used to being told to "Get your head in the game." On Monday night, one Houston Astros fan seems to have taken that adage a bit too literally.

During the eighth inning of Tampa Bay's 12-0 drubbing of the home team Astros, Rays hitter Matt Joyce skyed a pop fly into foul territory by the third base stands. It was there that an Astros fan got under the ball in an attempt to collect a souvenir. Unfortunately, he badly misplayed the catch and took the foul ball square of his skull instead.

Thankfully, the fan didn't seem to incur any major injury--he seemed amused, if embarrassed, upon walking back to his seat immediately thereafter. Striving for a new ball to take home, he'll have to settle for a slight bruise and some damaged pride.

[h/t The Big Lead]



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