Phillies fan who lost Franco homer takes baseball to the face during local news reenactment
Phillies fan who lost Franco ball hit in face on news
The world met Joyce Kiner over the weekend when she was bumped out of the way by an overly-eager Phillies fan while trying to corral Maikel Franco's first career home run:
The broadcast booth presented Kiner with a shirt at the game, but that was just the beginning. On Tuesday, Kiner appeared on Philadelphia sports radio station 94 WIP, where she was presented with an MLB ball signed by Phils catcher Carlos Ruiz and a bobblehead of host Angelo Cataldi.
But Kiner's publicity tour didn't end there. Later Tuesday morning, she appeared on Philadelphia's CBS3 for a TV interview in which she was asked to demonstrate what she would do differently the next time she had a shot at a home run ball. Before she even had a chance to answer the question, someone from off-camera threw a ball in her direction and accidentally hit her in the face, knocking her glasses off:
All's well that ends well, though, and Kiner turned out to be OK ... especially considering that the Phillies hooked her up with a Maikel Franco signed bat and invited her and her husband back to Citizens Bank Park to take in a Phils game and meet the rookie third baseman.