Souvenir balls are not being sold at Miller Park as a safety precaution after an umpire was struck in the head last night by a fan. @tmj4 pic.twitter.com/HiMatYvQdA
— Ben Jordan (@BenJordan3) July 1, 2017
MILWAUKEE -- Souvenir balls were not sold Saturday night at Miller Park as a safety precaution after an umpire was struck in the head by a fan. According to the Milwaukee Brewers, the sale of baseballs is temporally suspended at Miller Park.
"There's nothing there to throw back," said fan Scott Rosenberg.
On Friday, a ball apparently thrown from the stands at Miller Park struck first-base umpire Joe West directly in the back of the head, leading to a seven-minute delay during the Miami-Milwaukee game as security personnel tried to locate the culprit.
"If I was there and I saw him do it, I would be the snitch," said Jon Rose.
West was back on the field Saturday for the Brewers' game against the Marlins. An event supervisor tells TODAY'S TMJ4 they have not caught the person who threw the ball. Brewers staff is still reviewing video of the incident.
"There's a lot of people in here and probably not a lot of cameras for security," said Rose.
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