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#pounditMonday, May 20, 2024

LSU fan who got hit in head by home run gave great interview

An LSU baseball fan during an interview

An LSU baseball fan was head in the head by a line drive on Tuesday night, and it would be an understatement to say he took it like a champ.

LSU third baseman Tommy White blasted a home run to give the Tigers a 9-0 lead in their win over Nicholls at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. A fan who was seated in the left field bleachers tried to catch the ball with a glove, but he could not make the play. The ball cranked him right in the head instead.

The fan, who was later identified as Cory, gave a great interview during the SEC Network broadcast. He joked that he must have had a hole in his glove. He also showed off the egg he had on the top of his head.

“I mean it was on a rope. You know, I’ve been carrying this glove with me for years and I was like, OK, now’s my time, I got one coming. Hole in the glove, man,” the fan said. “What can I say? It beaned off my dome and here we are. I got a nice little goose egg. … It don’t feel good. It felt like every bit of a 109-mph fastball, home run ball, yes.”

That could have ended much, much worse, so it was great to see the fan in good spirits afterward. At least he got a souvenir for his troubles.

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