Hanley Ramirez drilled an usher in the head during batting practice

BY foxsports • February 29, 2016

A scary moment occurred during Red Sox batting practice on Monday, when an usher at JetBlue Park was struck in the head by a foul ball hit by Hanley Ramirez.

Batting practice was halted while medics rushed to the stands to attend to the usher, who fell to the ground immediately after being hit.

Ramirez, along with teammate David Ortiz and manager John Farrell, went into the stands to check on the injured usher, according to reporters on the scene. As the man was propped up by the medical staff, he was given a bat by Ortiz, while a very concerned Ramirez gave him a pair of batting gloves.

According to WEEI.com, the usher was in pain, but alert when taken off the premises on a stretcher.

Major League Baseball has recommended new parameters on ballpark netting to increase fan safety after a high number of foul ball injuries occurred in 2015.

Most teams are expected to comply with the recommendation, which calls for protective netting between the dugouts for any field-level seats within 70 feet of home plate.



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