There are dangers all over this world. From the obvious places like slums to unsuspecting places like your local mall. The chance of something horrible happening to you or your child is lurking around each and every corner. However, being at risk was the last thing on Peter DiAngi’s mind when he decided to take his 7 year old son to his very first Major League game at Wrigley Field.
Paul and his son, Dominic, were sitting behind the Cubs dugout during an afternoon game, when all of a sudden Dominic was struck in the head by a foul ball hit off of Cubs pitcher, Ted Lilly’s, bat. Paramedics rushed over and took the boy to Children’s Memorial Hospital to treat the skull fracture. The child was put on a breathing machine and given medication to reduce brain swelling.
Ted Lilly and Derrek Lee both came to the hospital this passed Saturday to visit little Dominic. The youngster was released from the hospital on Wednesday and proudly wore his Cubs cap while meeting with reporters. A very grateful Peter DiAngi said that his son has his ‘same old twinkle in his eye’. Dominic is doing very well and is very thankful for the care package the Cubs sent over to him, which included an autographed ball from the team, Ryan Theriot’s glove, a signed bat from Mark DeRosa and other memorabilia .
Dominic DiAngi with his sister, Cecilia, at a little league game.
Photo courtesy of Chicago Tribune.