SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Today’s must-see video: Why Sox fans are the best fans

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

* Wow

* Deets

When Sox catcher Tyler Flowers lost his grip on his bat on a second-inning swing, it sailed into the seats at U.S. Cellular Field. A fan seated in the first row, identified by MLB’s Cut 4 website as Eileen Depesa, speared the flying bat one-handed after it bounced off the top of the dugout and prevented it from injuring anyone.

Depesa had to return the bat, but as she told Cut 4, “I was more concerned with protecting the baby seated behind me.”

- Posted by Rich Miller        


22 Comments
  1. - Formerpol - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 11:17 am:

    Why did she return the bat? Isn’t it like a baseball hit into the stands???


  2. - Stones - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 11:27 am:

    It was a heck of a save by that lady. Her husband / boyfriend sitting next to her obviously wanted no part of the flying bat. Any chance we can sign her to the Blackhawks to replace Crawford?


  3. - NoNameNick - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 11:37 am:

    Stones:
    As a Blues fan I will gladly trade you straight up Crawford for Miller! Actually there’s another Chicago team across town that might be able to use good hands like this lady.


  4. - DuPage - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 11:37 am:

    They should give her a free season pass. She most likely saved someone from serious injury.


  5. - Upon Further Review - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 11:39 am:

    Injuries are a known risk incidental to attending a baseball game. It worries me that some fans are oblivious (cell phone users) and others put young children at risk. Back in the day, I could never recall infants at sporting events.

    Be careful and stay safe.


  6. - wordslinger - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 11:42 am:

    –Why did she return the bat? Isn’t it like a baseball hit into the stands???–

    Bats are confiscated for obvious reasons — big club, beer, hot days.

    I’ve heard cases where those who caught a bat in the stands were given some other gear, but not a bat.

    MLB bats are generally custom-made for individual players and cost about $400 each.


  7. - Living in Machiaville - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 11:44 am:

    “why sox fans are the best fans.” , Well at least the woman fans have the cojones to save babies and cowering guys!


  8. - Black Ivy - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 11:47 am:

    I had forgotten, Rich Miller, what a diehard Chicago White Sox fan you are! I am too…I mean I REALLY love my team. Since the Chicago Blackhawks are slowly breaking my heart, I will be giving my Chicago White Sox my full attention soon! They won the series against the NY Yankees…Abreu rocks…2nd in the AL Central. Lookin’ like a promising season!!!


  9. - Anonymous - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 12:11 pm:

    - NoNameNick - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 11:37 am:

    Stones:
    As a Blues fan I will gladly trade you straight up Crawford for Miller! Actually there’s another Chicago team across town that might be able to use good hands like this lady.

    Considering Miller is going to be a free agent there is no need to trade for him if we want him.


  10. - a drop in - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 12:29 pm:

    Word, balls in the stands are just as dangerous if thrown so I think it’s your last item mentioned (cost).


  11. - wordslinger - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 12:39 pm:

    Drop, I think I could inflict a lot more sustained damage in a crowd with a Louisville slugger than my fastball, lol.

    Black Ivy, if you had but the faith of a mustard seed…..

    Remember, Hawks were down 3-1 to the Wings last year.

    But last night was the worst I’ve seen the Hawks play all year. Kings have been one of the best teams in hockey for years. You’ve got to bring your A game.

    Puck drops at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Madhouse for Game 5.


  12. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 12:55 pm:

    Sox fans like baseball, so getting drunk in the bleachers at Wrigley isn’t an option for them. They like to know what is happening at a game.

    Cub fans wear make up at their games.
    Sox fans put brush their teeth. Sometimes.


  13. - Mason born - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 1:14 pm:

    Wow nice catch. They should have had the bat delivered to her house post game. No security problems with the bat in the stands. For that matter i don’t care what it costs she earned.


  14. - Formerly Known As... - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 1:25 pm:

    Marry me?

    Yours forever,

    Southpaw the mascot


  15. - Michelle Flaherty - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 1:30 pm:

    If every fan had a bat, the ballpark would be a safer place.


  16. - logic not emotion - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 1:36 pm:

    They should have gotten the bat back, told her to stop at ___ on way out and then given her some signed souvenirs (such as that very bat).


  17. - 6-4-3 - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 1:38 pm:

    William Ligue Jr and his son totally agree!


  18. - wordslinger - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 1:39 pm:

    Thank God it wasn’t a White Sox player relied on to catch the bat. A Cubs player, either, for that matter.


  19. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 1:42 pm:

    === it wasn’t a White Sox player relied on to catch the bat===

    Check the standings lately?


  20. - wordslinger - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 1:49 pm:

    Rich, they’re in the hunt because they can hit, but they’re pretty bad in the field.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/team/_/stat/fielding


  21. - Just The Way It Is One - Tuesday, May 27, 14 @ 8:01 pm:

    That was a phenomenal, one-handed grab on her part and saved that baby girl’s life! In MY opinion, Mr. REINSdorf should hold a special ceremony at some point before a Game soon, just to commend her and give her a Plaque and Free Seasons Tickets, AND the Mother with the baby girl should ALso at least get free, signed gear from Tyler Flowers (meeting HIM personally, too) to boot…!


  22. - Upon Further Review - Wednesday, May 28, 14 @ 12:17 am:

    Going to see the Sox over the weekend.


TrackBack URI

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed for the holiday weekend
* Fracking rules finally unveiled
* Question of the day
* A big IDOT roundup
* Even Steven, for now
* *** UPDATED x1 - Confirmed *** Report: Libertarians file charges
* Big guys dinged a bit, but little guys helped a lot
* Today's photo
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Lumia Instagramer of the Week: Olivier Wong
        * Greenify app gets update, boosts usage on non-rooted devices
        * IR 2.0 turns your phone into a universal TV remote
        * How Siri’s Founders Could Have Built The Next Google
        * The Week in iPad Cases: Looks and feel
        * Clearer Lenovo Vibe X2 images leak, see gradient design up close
        * Samsung partners with Nike for running app on Gear S

        * A Contractor’s Truck Can Be a Window into Their Work Style
        * Re/wind: Apple’s New iThing Is Coming, Re/code Goes To Burning Man and More
        * Make Browned Butter in the Microwave Instead of the Stove
        * Talk About Social Media "Rules" with Your Partner Ahead of Time
        * Apple Has Considered $400 Price for Wearable Device
        * Apple’s Summarize Service Makes Sure You Get Your Point Across
        * Use a “Before” Picture to Avoid Getting Overwhelmed By Any Project

        * White Sox 6, Tigers 3: Chris Sale settles down, strikes out 13
        * Sale overcomes rough first to tame Tigers
        * Bassitt out to give Sox sweep of doubleheader
        * White Sox rally past Tigers to take matinee
        * Ventura uses Abreu at DH to give slugger rest
        * White Sox recall Bassitt, option Carroll
        * Less may be more with Hawk Harrelson


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Chuck Sweeny: Gov. Pat Quinn gets a thumbs-up, .....
        * FAI Cup: Avondale United 2 - 0 St Michael's AFC..
        * 5 things to know about House races..
        * Illinois' big unionized workforce has become a .....


        * Springfield drug suspect had reinforced door
        * Beyond governor race, big stakes in Illinois vote
        * Offers of help for homeless Little League champ
        * UIC faculty vote 'no confidence' in chancellor
        * GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out
        * U of I smoking ban applies to football tailgaters
        * Man charged in hunting knife attack on Chicago bus
        * Engine trouble force cancellation of Amtrak train
        * Ingleside middle school teacher wanted for assault
        * State agency issues long-awaited fracking rules

        * State of Illinois posts applications for medical marijuana businesses
        * DNR issues long-awaited ‘fracking’ rules
        * Quinn grants 38 clemency requests
        * IDNR issues long-awaited ‘fracking’ rules
        * Court rules state retirees can stop paying health insurance premiums
        * Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes
        * Fracking industry officials donating to Rauner
        * IDNR set to release fracking rules Friday
        * DNR: $1 hunting, fishing licenses for Illinois seniors not ready
        * Renovation of Illinois Supreme Court building completed

        * If only it were this easy to lift share prices
        * 'Chicagoland' star returns to school
        * Amid re-election fight, Quinn pushes through a tax on business
        * Chicago's worst IPO in 2014: Ryerson
        * Why ComEd is worried about your smartphone


        * Prosecutors: Man in CTA stabbing permanently disfigured
        * Family of Little League champ without a home base of their own
        * Feds want to sentence fleeing former city comptroller
        * Aurora couple on O’Hare shuttle bus ‘landed in a pile of humans’ after crash
        * Joliet woman guilty in double-murder; two more to stand trial
        * Ex-Cook County worker charged with fraud in grant program
        * Women at work: Female ministers find obstacles on path to pulpit
        * Feds: Teacher allegedly coaxed teen into taking pornographic pictures
        * Firefighter among two injured in South Chicago fire


        * Prosecutors: Man cut fellow CTA bus rider's face over 'disrespect'
        * Man found shot in head on Far South Side
        * Man robs Andersonville bank, suspected in Lakeview heist
        * Tinley Park boy drowns in backyard pool
        * Police: Man killed in West Side hit-and-run
        * Labor Day forecast: Chance of showers and thunderstorms
        * Man killed, 10 hurt in city shootings
        * Family asks for kindness on anniversary of son's disappearance
        * Quinn grants 38 clemency petitions


        * Donated Breast Milk Helps Sick Infants
        * DNR Releases Fracking Rules
        * Update From Ferguson Via KWMU's Rachel Lippmann
        * Listen to State Week - August 29, 2014
        * Inspector's Report Reveals Clout Hiring At IDOT
        * 'Belleville' The Movie Is NOT A Documentary
        * Journalist and doctor encourage honest conversations about death
        * Libertarians Survive Illinois GOP's Ballot Challenge
        * Undocumented Immigrants Call For Presidential Orders
        * State Retirees To Stop Paying Health Premiums


        * State of Illinois posts applications for medical marijuana businesses
        * DNR issues long-awaited ‘fracking’ rules
        * Dave Bender: Hope for the unfinished business of immigration reform
        * Quinn grants 38 clemency requests
        * E.J. Dionne: 2014 and the limits of rage
        * Esther Cepeda: Farmers markets, here I come
        * Rep. Tom Morrison: What Illinois could learn from other states
        * Court rules state retirees can stop paying health insurance premiums
        * Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes
        * Fracking industry officials donating to Rauner


        * LIVE! Illini Classic
        * GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out
        * City wants to know if Main Street Market will be rebuilt
        * Tate: Illini must improve
        * Asmussen: In the grand scheme of things ... It could have been worse
        * Clyde Allen
        * ‘Jacked up’ Lunt delivers in fourth quarter
        * Win a relief for Illinois
        * Illinois Football vs Youngstown State
        * Youngstown State Postgame - 8-30-14


        * Goff, Jefferson lead Cal over Northwestern 31-24
        * Pitch-perfect defense powers St. Charles North past Elk Grove
        * Obama's Wisconsin visit comes amid tight race
        * Girl, 9, dies; trapped in sand at Oregon beach
        * Girls volleyball: Scouting Lake County

        * Roskam speaks on issues to chamber lunch c...
        * Roskam talks tax reform, health care, immi...
        * Roskam hires wounded veteran in West Chica...
        * Inactive Congress Discussed - Alton Daily ...
        * Roskam, Kirk speak to local business owner...
        * Roskam Talks Taxes - Alton Daily News
        * Nadler introduces resolution condemning an...
        * Roskam gives business leaders vision for f...
        * Roskam: Fighting human trafficking in the ...
        * Roskam: Making college more affordable for...

        * Doings area students earn campus honors...
        * Doings area students earn campus honors...
        * Doings area students earn campus honors...
        * Doings area students earn campus honors...
        * Doings area students earn campus honors...

        * Putin Hopeful Russia Won’t Lose Right to H......
        * Susquenita enters Tri-Valley League under ......
        * Putin hopeful Russia won't lose right to h......
        * Soccer-Putin hopeful Russia won't lose rig......

        * By: Melissa
        * By: David millar
        * Exclusive! Rahm Yuks Up O'Connor Kerfuffle With Fallon
        * The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #15: Super Bears Or Bust
        * Pot Business Owners Donate Money to Politicians
        * Thorner & O'Neil: Part 2 - Christian Persecution Alive and Thriving in America
        * Study: ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Reduced Spending
        * 175 Illegals Released to Sponsors in Cook, Lake, DuPage Counties
        * Inside Tarpgate
        * The Weekend Desk Report


        * Quinn Refuses to Answer New IDOT Questions
        * IDNR Delivers Revised Rules to Implement Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act - Rules strengthened to ensure public participation, improve transparency, toughen penalties and protect the environment
        * Governor Quinn Proclaims September as “Recovery Month” in Illinois - Encourages people to speak up about mental illness and substance abuse
        * Governor Quinn Dedicates Jane Byrne Interchange - Governor Renames Circle Interchange in Honor of Chicago’s First and Only Female Mayor to Date
        * Governor Pat Quinn Takes Clemency Action




            Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller