Astros' Marc Krauss fouls ball, nearly assassinates team's social media manager
UPDATE: Rykoff cleared up how it went down. The ball, she said, "struck the partition/wall behind us that is the base of the second row of seats in the press box. It went right between me and Dena and straight into the partition."
Houston Astros' left-fielder Marc Krauss' hit a screamer of a foul ball into the press box during Tuesday night's game against the Athletics that nearly struck team social media manager Amanda Rykoff. Instead, it struck and punctured a partition.
Rykoff was understandably startled by the incident and called the experience terrifying. Astros media relations manager Dena Propis was also reportedly in the middle of the action and "nearly killed." Rykoff tweeted pictorial evidence of the near-aerial assault moments after it occurred.
This ball off Krauss' bat made quite an impression in the press box. Whoa. pic.twitter.com/XCJ9DQAtXG— Amanda Rykoff (@amandarykoff) July 30, 2014
Rykoff ducked to avoid being hit by the ball, as the ball was moving very quickly in a sort of head-taking-off fashion.
At least she can take solace in the fact she wasn't sitting at this table for two at Angels Stadium earlier this month.
- Will Green