Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora asks for safety nets to defeat entire baseball stadiums after a foul-ball hit him in the stands at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Wednesday night.
In an emotional interview after the game, Almora, who has two sons, said that he & # 39; speechless & # 39; was when the stadium became quiet after the girl was hit.
He saw sobs on the field and cried in his hands in the excavated pit after the girl had been driven away from her grandstands by her father to be taken to the hospital.
Her condition remains unknown and she is not mentioned, but because she was aware and cried while being dragged, she is not thought to have been seriously injured.
& # 39; As soon as I came across it, the first person I locked was her. If God wants, I can have a relationship with this little girl for the rest of my life.
& # 39; But now just prayers, & # 39; said a visibly emotional Almora in the dressing room after the game.
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Albert Almora was still emotional Wednesday night after the game when he called for more safety in games
This is when the girl's father hurried her out of the stadium while the horrified fans watched. She was considered a & # 39; precautionary measure & # 39; taken to the hospital, according to someone in the neighborhood, but no further information about her condition was brought up
& # 39; I am speechless. I'm losing words. Being a father to two boys …
& # 39; I want to place a net around the entire stadium.
& # 39; This puts life into perspective. We get angry when we make mistakes and then, this is the life you just know things are in perspective, & he said.
Almora quickly fell to his knees in tears after he realized where the ball had disappeared.
He then walked to where she had been and asked a guard if she was fine.
The girl is not mentioned and it remains unclear what her condition is.
It took Almora a few minutes to form itself and continue the battle.
Jason Hayward and Cubs manager Joe Maddon hurried to comfort the father of two during the unexpected interval.
Almora and his wife recently welcomed their second son.
Fans around the girl watched with horror as her panicked father walked up the stairs with her in his arms. It is not identified
Looking at the stands with horror, a shaken Almora quickly fell to his knees at the edge of the butcher's box in tears
During a break between innings, the 25-year-old returned to the scene of the incident and spoke to a security guard to get an update on the condition of the affected toddler
Officials have not yet given a public update on the condition of the little girl, but local fans who have experienced the incident say the first signs are positive.
The catcher of the ball that the toddler ricochette, David LeVasseur, said the ball had no traces of blood and there was none near her seat.
The girl was also aware.
& # 39; All we heard was shouting, & # 39; LeVasseur said to the Houston Chronicle. & # 39; We saw this father pick up a child and run up the stairs. He walked away.
& # 39; I came up and saw the assistants and the father is holding the girl. She was (paying attention), she is aware, she is doing well.
Jason Hayward and Cubs manager Joe Maddon hurried to Almora, who is a father of two
Terror and dismay arose when the father dragged his daughter away
There was a net in a part of the stadium but not where the couple sat. Above, fans watch with horror as the girl's father takes her to the hospital
Almora was comforted by Jason Heyward after checking the child
Almora, still rocked from the incident, eventually returned to the bat but broke out before he still sobbed down the field (photo: Almora crying in the dugout)
& # 39; I just wanted to give someone in the family the ball. They shake it off course. I asked the first aid man if she was okay and he said he didn't know. & # 39;
Social media were full of praise for Almora, with thousands of messages on Twitter admiring the compassion of the Cuban sportsman.
& # 39; I have never seen such a & # 39; n response. Albert Almora has heart, & # 39; tweet Kristina Ralston. & # 39; Shows that he is human and that he cares. My heart goes out to him and the injured fan. & # 39;
& # 39; I want to show teammates with hearts such as Almora, Heyward and Schwarber tonight, & # 39; Dustin Cordier added
Kyle Schwaber – who closed the game with a sensational home run – was also credited online for his attempts to block Almaro from viewing TV cameras during his warm embrace with the guard.
& # 39; Schwarber blocks the camera image of a shaken Almora is the embodiment of a great teammate, & # 39; said Curt Zeger. & # 39; Classy act. & # 39;
In a statement on Thursday, the Astros said they could not share information, but prayed for the girl's recovery.
Almora eventually resumed the game but was visibly desperate for the rest of the game
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