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Los Angeles Dodgers fans might want to invest in some gloves and a few fielding lessons after a kid in the stands took a Shohei Ohtani home run blast right off the coconut.

Ohtani blasted his National League-leading 27th home run of the season Tuesday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 7th inning.

The two-run blast put the Dodgers ahead 4-3 at the time, en route to a dramatic come-from-behind 6-5 victory.

As is often the case, Ohtani’s shot traveled well over 400 feet (433) and had an incredible exit velocity (112 MPH).

But all anybody could talk about was the fact that the ball managed to evade the outstretched hands of several Dodger fans in the stadium and nailed a small child.

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Kid Hit By Shohei Ohtani Home Run

In all seriousness, we sincerely hope and pray that this kid is okay after being hit in the head by the Shohei Ohtani home run.

At the time of this publication, there have been no updates. While the team is reportedly aware of what happened, they have provided no comment.

It seems like a foregone conclusion that Ohtani and the Dodgers might hook the kid up with some merch. That’d be the classy move.

On the other hand, what the hell is wrong with these adults? How is it possible that there are about five or six sets of hands reaching skyward for the ball, and yet it somehow managed to sneak through like a guided missile and hit the kid on the dome?

Be better, Dodger fan.

Critics were all over the fans on social media.

“Lifetime ban for every uncoordinated fan in a 2-seat radius,” one person declared.

Another chimed in, “Damn all those dudes and not one could catch it?”

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Should Have Sat Next To The Bat Boy

You know who this kid really could have used? The Dodger bat boy from last week’s game against the Chicago White Sox.

Bounding Into Sports readers remember him. He’s the guy who casually saved Shohei Ohtani’s life from a line drive that got smoked in the direction of his head.

That dude never would have let the kid get hit with a Shohei Ohtani homerun. Especially with 6 seconds of hang time to watch the path it took.

We look forward to seeing what the MLB star does for this little one. It might not be a Porsche, but surely he deserves a little something.

Start with a glove. For him and everyone around him.

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