This Dodgers Fan That Got Her Tooth Knocked Out By A Souvenir Isn't Helping To Fix Too Many Stereotypes
Uproxx- Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig manned that position on Monday night, and when he caught the game’s final out, he turned to the bleachers, picked out a clutch of Dodgers fans, and lofted the ball toward them. Well, more accurately, he lofted it directly toward Gerharter’s face, knocking out her front tooth like you see above.
When I first saw that picture I felt bad. I mean, how could I not? Clearly this chick was bullshitting with her friends at a ball game and happened to catch an errant line drive to the teeth. That could happen to anyone. Except for the fact that this couldn't happen to anybody, because she didn't get hit with a line drive at all. She got "hit" with a ball that was lofted in her general direction by a player showing his out-of-town fans a little good will.
Yasiel Puig literally sent this chick to the hospital by gifting her a keepsake. I don't even comprehend how that happens. What did she try to catch the ball with her front teeth? Did she have something against her fully functioning smile? I embrace all type of sports fans, but if the light tossing of a souvenir baseball into the crowd is going to necessitate an emergency dental visit then maybe it's time to stay away from the baseball diamond awhile. You can come back when you have an ounce of awareness or anything that can even be confused with hand-eye coordination. Staring up at the ball as it comes crashing through your mouth not only seems like a terrible strategy, but it's undoubtedly going to make a Major Leaguer feel guilty for trying to do something nice. From here on out Yasiel Puig is going to be hesitant in giving away game ending pop-ups and it's all because one girl couldn't figure out how to put her hands up as something was headed towards her face. Might not be the biggest deal in the world, but don't tell that to all the kids sitting rows off right field in Los Angeles because they might vehemently disagree.