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[Jul. 12th, 2008|02:20 am]
Nite Mirror
I've been listening to the reports of the 7 year kid that was hit by a foul ball at Wrigley during Thursday's game. From the reports I've seen/heard, I guess he's out of danger of dying and the skull fracture should heal, but any long term effect from brain trauma won't been known for a time yet.

The kid's first time watching a major league game and something like that happens. The Cubs official comment was wishing him a speedy recovery and "We look forward to welcoming him back to Wrigley Field as soon as he is ready."

Now I'll match the Cubs blue running through my veins to any Cubs fan around, but ... I wouldn't be surprised if that kid's first visit to a ball park may be his last unfortunately.

While it pales in comparison to anyone's health and well being -- much less a child's, the Cubs are 4.5 games up in the race to the post-season with more than half the season over. Very few times have I heard mention that little 100 year thingie, and other than this little reference, I think I'll try avoiding mentioning it until this season is over.

What I will mention, is the record breaking 7 Cubs players making it into this year's all-star game. Never before have that many Cubs players made it into the All-Star Game (although, the All-Star game is a popularity contest rather than a game amoung the best in the game like it should be -- I'm all for changing the vetting process to 1/3 fan vote, 1/3 sports writers vote, 1/3 players & managers voting -- like that'll ever happen).

As for me, ah, my life hasn't been worth writing about lately. Maybe down the road I'll get around to posting a requested pic of my new glasses -- Although, they do look a lot like my old ones, so I'm not sure how news worthy that is even (what's more news worthy, is I'm now finding myself doing the "remove these new glasses to read fine print old-person thing" for the first time ever with these new glasses--bah).

[User Picture]From: ccupguy
2008-07-13 08:34 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear about that kid getting hit in the head with a ball. I'm glad he's recovering. Who knows though, he may go on to become the all time greatest Cubs player some day. Anyway, I wish him a quick and full recovery.

Your eyes will adapt to your new glasses. The first time you put new glasses on they may seem too strong and your eyes try to adapt constantly which may even cause headaches and such. However, you'll see that soon they'll be exactly right because your eyes will have adapted to the new 'filter'.

I think a pic would be nice since I have no clue what you look like and I tend to remember faces better than names. :)

Do keep us posted on how you're doing, because you never know what summer might bring.

Enjoy your weekend my friend.

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[User Picture]From: nitemirror
2008-07-14 04:41 am (UTC)
From news reports, it sounds like that kid will be ok, and the Cubs player that hit the foul ball at him visited him in the hospital. From the report it was as much to relieve the feelings of guilt that the Cubs player was having as to boost the kids moral. (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-baseball_kidjul14,0,7508085.story)

As for the glasses, well, the Dr. did say that the correction was for distance and close up things would be slightly out of focus with these new glasses. The only solution would be bifocals if I can't adjust to seeing up close with these glasses.
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[User Picture]From: ccupguy
2008-07-14 07:17 am (UTC)
My glasses aren't bifocals either but they were meant for distance too and I kinda remember having that effect too. I'm sure your eyes will adjust. Just give it some time.

I'm glad that baseball kiddo is going to recover. :)
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