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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Brett Lawrie sends flowers to fan injured by broken bat


Tonya Carpenter, the woman who was struck by a broken bat during a Boston Red Sox-Oakland A’s game at Fenway Park on Friday night, is still recovering in the hospital and has been upgraded to fair condition. A bouquet of flowers from Brett Lawrie has helped lift her spirits.

Lawrie is the player whose broken bat hit Carpenter, leaving her bloody and with life-threatening injuries. He sent flowers to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on Tuesday.

“Sending my thoughts and prayers,” Lawrie wrote in a message to Carpenter.

That’s an incredibly classy gesture from Lawrie, who also expressed concern for Carpenter after Friday’s game. The Carpenter family responded to Lawrie in the form of a statement through WCVB in Boston.

“Brett, they are the only ones by her side,” the family wrote. “On behalf of her family, we thank you for this lovely arrangement. You brought a smile to her face, the fragrance fills the room and she thinks of her garden.

“We accept these flowers and appreciate thoughts and prayers, we ask all fans across this country that you continue to pray for a full recovery.”

There’s nothing Lawrie could have done to prevent the accident, but he was obviously shaken up by it. Kudos to him for going the extra mile to help Carpenter’s recovery.

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