From MLB.com: The woman, identified only as Sarah, was struck on the right arm by a foul ball off the bat of Chris Johnson in the fourth inning while sitting down the left-field line — a ball that she didn’t see coming because her boyfriend ducked out of the way at the last second.
“As soon as we got here and I saw where we were sitting, I said ‘Baby, we’re going to get hit,’” the woman said when interviewed during the game. “He said, ‘No, I’ll catch it if you do. We just had this conversation and sure enough, the ball comes at me. He just bailed.”
The boyfriend, named Bo, wound up retrieving the ball, but he had one of the oldest excuses in the book as to why he lost flight of the ball.
“The ball was coming up and I was going to catch it and it was in the lights and I lost track of it,” he said.
The best part is when the reporter gets to them, and begins relentlessly browbeating the boyfriend. If you watch closely, you can see Bo and Sarah’s relationship unraveling with each question. Reporter:
“We’re going to call him Bo the Bailer, because he bailed on Sarah. … Sarah, you knew the ball was coming your way when you got these seats. Where was your boyfriend? … It’s true Bo, you just left her. She has the seam marks on her elbow to prove it, and you were nowhere to be found. … The next time when a ball comes for her you should go toward your girlfriend to protect her. Don’t go the other way like a little chicken.”