First Rule Of Any Successful Ballpark Fan Participation Bit: No Broken Bones
At least that should be the first rule. Unfortunately for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, California, United States, North America, Earth, Milky Way Galaxy, they didn’t get the memo because on July 30th during their “Steal 3rd” promotion, 11-year-old Beecher Halladay suffered a dislocated elbow and a broken humerus when he immediately stumbled out of the gate, landing awkwardly on his left arm.
YouTube uploader guy’s visual commentary aside, that’s a pretty gnarly video, but you have to admire little Beecher’s tenacity and stick-to-it-ive-ness by getting up and bravely attempting to continue his run, all the while his right left arm is dangling there like a partially-filled sausage casing. We should also commend Beecher for getting up every day, putting on a brave face and living his life after his parents questionably named him Bleecher. Blech.
[H/T Bob’s Blitz and Sportress reader extraordinaire Upstate Underdog]