Albert Almora was crying on security guard’s shoulder after foul ball hits child
Albert Almora was emotional after a foul ball he hit during Wednesday’s game struck a young child.
Almora was batting in the top of the fourth inning of the Chicago Cubs’ game against the Houston Astros and pulled a ball foul that apparently struck a child. Almora was shaken immediately after seeing what happened.
Here is Albert Almora’s reaction as his foul ball struck a very young fan. A really horrific moment. Kids fall in love with the game of baseball after going to the ballpark and experiencing a Major League Baseball game. This shouldn’t happen. PRAYERS. pic.twitter.com/yOGfrqpmMF
— Cubs Live (@Cubs_Live) May 30, 2019
Almora was talked to by Jason Heyward, who was on deck, and manager Joe Maddon, so he could finish his at-bat. He ended up striking out.
Almora did return to center field after the half inning. He spoke to a security guard in the area where the child was for an update. He was emotional and crying on the guard’s shoulder.
A really tough scene at Minute Maid Park over the last inning. Albert Almora Jr. of the Cubs hit a hard line-drive foul into the stands that hit a young child. Almora Jr. was extremely shaken up and after the next half inning, he was consoled by MMP security personnel. pic.twitter.com/2hfHX4hvNd
— SportsTalk 790 (@SportsTalk790) May 30, 2019
A report later said the child was expected to be OK.
Almora and his wife recently welcomed their second son into the world. The experience of parenthood likely factored into his emotional reaction.