Published January 13, 2015
A North Carolina man hit and blinded by a foul ball at a minor league baseball game will lose an eye, MyFOXWGHP.com reported.
Carroll Master was walking from the concession stand at the NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro, N.C., to rejoin his wife and 2-year-old son at their seats when the ball hit him in his left eye.
"It wasn't long that I was laying there and I could hear the EMTs saying 'Oh my God, why are they still playing ball?' and I actually heard them say stop playing and another ball came our way," Master told the TV station.
The ball's force destroyed Master's left eye, doctors said. He was undergoing surgery Thursday to have it removed and replaced with a prosthetic.
Even though Grasshoppers, a Class A Florida Marlins affiliate team, warns fans on the back of tickets and on signs that it is not responsible for injuries, Master thinks the ball club could be a little more sympathetic.
"I've not been contacted one time or anything. It's as though they have no care, interest or fault or anything," said Master.
The team, however, issued a statement saying it regrets the incident occurred and wishes Master a speedy recovery.