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(   40 years ago today, Jim Rice jumped into the stands at Fenway Park and saved a child's life   ( divider line
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2022-08-07 1:06:46 PM  
Rice was the only position player to earn a save in that 1982 season.
2022-08-07 2:57:50 PM  
I know the story, but I'm not clicking on the link. That photo is absolutely haunting like something out of a war zone.

God bless Jim Rice. I admit it. I know I could have done what he did, but I would have nightmares forever because of it.
2022-08-07 4:14:44 PM  
I liked Jim Rice. This was about the time I started paying attention to baseball (thanks to Fernando-mania) and he was one of those players that was talked about amongst us baseball card-trading kids.
2022-08-07 10:37:37 PM  
Doesn't matter. Boston is racist. He's lucky he wasn't scooped up to be sold into slavery in Pittsfield...
2022-08-07 11:17:02 PM  
I've sat in the first row of a baseball game, around where the kid and his family were, and it can actually be a little scary.  You don't know just how fast the ball comes off the bat until you're that close to it yourself.
2022-08-07 11:53:41 PM  
I remember being at a Rockies game sitting not far behind the 3rd base dugout.  On my left is a grandmother holding her grandbaby.  To her left was the kid's dad, I presume her son.  Ball gets fouled off and, of course, it has eyes for the baby.  Both dad and I  move to intercept.   He was both younger and faster and caught it.  Nothing worse than a stung hand.

They have nets out that far these days.
2022-08-08 11:40:00 AM  
I was at the Columbus Blue Jackets game where a girl was killed by a puck going into the stands.

They have nets for that now.
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