Marlins’ player visits boy he hit with foul ball


(JTA) — Florida Marlins’ third baseman Greg Dobbs visited a New York hospital to see the boy he injured with his foul ball.

Eli Shalomoff, 12, told Dobbs, who stopped Tuesday at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens on his way to the Marlins-Mets game that night, that he likes hockey more than baseball is more of a Yankees fan than a Mets fan, the Miami Herald reported.

Shalomoff was hit by a line drive near the Mets’ dugout during the first game of a doubleheader Monday at Citi Field. The boy, who was wearing a kippah, suffered a broken nose with eight stitches, a broken sinus bone above his right eye and a concussion, according to the newspaper.

Dobbs called Shalomoff’s parents to apologize and had a bat sent to the boy before he left the ballpark.

“I just wanted to show the kid how bad I feel for him,” Dobbs told the Palm Beach Post.

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