CHICAGO (AP) – A man, who was wearing a plastic bucket on his head when a large metal pin fell from Wrigley Field’s centerfield scoreboard during a Chicago Cubs game, said that he feels lucky to be alive.
Kyle McAleer was sitting with his family and friends under the manual scoreboard when the 20-year-old man was struck by a pin, between six and eight inches long, during last week’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.READ MORE: Secrets For Travelers During Surge In 'Revenge Travel'
The Iowa man said that he began wearing the bucket with his family as a “rally cap” after he saw former Cubs player Starlin Castro wear one a few years ago.READ MORE: DFW Area Shouldn't Have Problems With Gas Supply Or Prices Following Ransomware Attack On Pipeline
McAleer said that he put the bucket on his head about a half-inning before his injury.
Cubs officials explaiend that a loose pin rolled out of the scoreboard when a tile was being changed. They said that the scoreboard is now secure.MORE NEWS: CBS 11 Obtains Exclusive Photos Of Teen Migrants Detained At Dallas Convention Center
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