Carlos Gomez and Members of Braves Visit Boy Struck by Foul Ball in Hospital

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMay 21, 2014

via ESPN.com

Members of the Milwaukee Brewers and the Atlanta Braves made sure that they kept an eight-year-old boy who was struck by a foul ball during Tuesday's game at Turner Field in their thoughts.

The boy, who was sitting behind Atlanta's first-base dugout, was struck by a foul ball hit by Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez in the seventh inning. Video of the swing can be seen on ESPN.com, and judging by the players' reactions, it was a very scary situation. 

After the game, the young boy received some visits from a few of the players.

According to ESPN, Braves catcher Gerald Laird and third baseman Chris Johnson made a trip to the hospital right after the game. The boy was asleep when the players were there, but they made sure to leave him a few gifts. Johnson left the kid a team-signed bat, and Laird gave the boy an autographed glove.

Johnson knew that it was important for him to check on the boy.

"It's the least we can do as players," Johnson said, via ESPN.com. "He's a little kid. It was his first game."

Gomez also made a trip to the hospital to see how the fan was doing. The Brewers star tweeted about his experience:

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It sounds like these professional baseball players have done a good job of helping the young boy recover from a scary situation.

[Carlos Gomez]


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