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9-Year Old Dies From A “Follow Through” Baseball Bat Swing

EarHustle411 loves the kids but this story has tugged on the heart-strings of the entire team. Majority of our team has children and we get emotional when things happen to children.  This was a horrible accident and we send our condolences and prayers to the family of Kaiser Carlisle.  See more of the story below as reported by USA Today:

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The father of Kaiser Carlile, the 9-year-old batboy who died after being struck in the head by an errant swing, spoke publicly for the first time Monday as the National Baseball Congress suspended use of batboys and batgirls for the remainder of its World Series in Wichita.

“He was competitive, but in the same breath, he cared about everyone,” Chad Carlile said at a news conference. “That’s what it is, it’s the love that he had for the game.”

Kaiser died Sunday, a day after he was struck by the follow-through swing of a Liberal (Kan.) Bee Jay player warming up near the on-deck circle during a game. The death of a batboy touched a national nerve and Monday there was mourning in bandbox ballparks in Kansas and in major league ballparks across the country.

 

Source: USA Today

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