Seattle Mariners

Kid hit in face by foul ball at Mariners game

SEATTLE — It was a rough weekend for a youngster attending the Mariners game on Saturday, when a foul ball hit by Mitch Haniger hit a boy in the face during the bottom of the seventh inning.

The boy, Jairus, had just been on the jumbotron with his sign.

His Mom told KIRO 7 News that after the ball bounced off his face, someone else grabbed it, but the Mariners did step up after the accident.

They gave Jairus another ball and offered tickets to any future home game.

Mariners personnel have visited and called to check on him.

When Jairus’s uncle posted on Twitter about the accident, outfielder Mitch Haniger replied, offering to send the boy some gear.

A few hours later, Mariners’ shortstop J.P. Crawford said he would send out more gear.

Jairus has been loving the shoutouts and acknowledgements from the Mariners players about the accident and his Mom says he’s on Cloud 9.

His mother said Jairus is doing fine and is looking forward to showing all his fellow Little Leaguers his bruise.