Follow-Up Item, No. 1
Last week, Hot Clicks linked to
video of a Yankees fan getting hit in the face with a ball that bounced into the stands while he was on his cell phone. Here's some background info on the incident from Ken Buonocore, of Conshohocken, Pa
. "The guy who got hit in the face at the Yankees game was actually sitting in my seats (he bought the tickets off me). I e-mailed him about it and this was his response: 'Awesome dude. I was going to send you an e-mail and let you know that it was me. Those seats were the best. I'm getting constant IMs, e-mails, phone calls from friends, co-workers and family. And taking a lot of crap from a lot of folks. And yes, I am an Internet sensation. The sad part is, and you would appreciate this since they are your seats, that I saw the ball coming, and just about the time it hit the ground was when I knew it was gonna hop the wall. I started to raise my right hand because I knew it was hopping the wall. I should've had my hand over a little further, but didn't gauge the slice on the ball properly. Once it hit the ground, you can't see it, just know it is coming. I tried to move my hand to grab it once it came back into view. No luck. The worst part is that I didn't even have anyone on the freakin' phone. I had dropped my call and was dialing back from between innings. I never make calls during all the hockey and baseball games I go to. Problem was that [Rob
hit the first freakin' pitch of the inning. I heard it, picked it up and didn't have a chance. Love to sit there again though. Have a great laugh like everyone else.' "
Moral of the story? Don't think about picking up your cell phone at a game if you have AT&T because the constant dropped calls will burn you.