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Fan hit in head by foul ball at Pirates game, taken off on stretcher

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Those seats behind home plate can be very dangerous.

An extremely scary moment occurred at the Pirates-Cubs game at PNC Park on Monday evening. Starlin Castro was at the plate to start the top of the second inning and A.J. Burnett was pitching, when this happened:

Yes, there was a protective netting behind home plate, but that netting flexes and the fan who was struck was just standing too close to it at exactly the wrong time.

The game ended up being delayed for more than 20 minutes.

Hopefully the fan will be okay. The Pirates tweeted this out following the delay:

When play finally resumed, Castro finished his at-bat with a single.

Update: According to the Pirates, the woman was taken to a local hospital where she was conscious and alert.