In the luckiest unlucky turn of events possible, a Blue Jays fan got drilled in the face with a ball that left Justin Smoak's bat at 103 miles per hour and travelled 392 feet.
Landing point: A fan's face.
ICYMI - Justin Smoak smashes his 24th homer of the season, bloodies a Blue Jays fan's nose in Detroit. OUCH. pic.twitter.com/F5bXk9qP8x— Daren Stoltzfus (@DarenStoltzfus) July 16, 2017
According to the fan, Steve White, the ball bounced off his face and into the Tigers' bullpen, where a security got the players to sign it and give it back to him.
Yep that was me. Bled like crazy. 4 stitches later I'm OK pic.twitter.com/LtPn3b2GGn— Steve White (@SteveWhite9) July 17, 2017
Worth it for four stitches?
Maybe not, but Steve's making the best of it and trying to get Smoak to sign the ball.
Note to self: always keep your eye on the ball.