S: Backyard Baseball
BC: The End
FC: By: Alli Stendler | Backyard Baseball
1: Sometimes when something important happens to you, you always have a reminder there to help you remember to stay away from a certain danger. In my case, it's a scar directly above and on my eyebrow - a visual note, telling me to stay away from a batter while they are ferociously swinging.
2: When I was about five, I was playing baseball with my dad in our backyard.
4: He would pitch me a tennis ball, and I would hit it back with a hard, metal bat.
5: We did this for a while - sending the ball flying back and forth, but then the accident happened.
6: My older brother, whose middle name is Trouble, is a year and a half older than I. He came outside and watched us for a while, then he got impatient.
7: He took the bat from my hands, and my dad pitched a ball to him.
8: Meanwhile, I was standing dangerously close to him - close enough for the baseball bat to swing back and hit me!
10: The second that hard, metal, bat hit my face, my smile turned upside down and I was bleeding and crying.
11: saf face
12: My dad had to rush me to St. Mary's Hospital.
14: They got me into the room where I would be treated, and
15: and I held my dad's hand while getting twelve stitches.
16: While I was in the Emergency Room, I was twice as scared as I was before.
17: Just hearing the constant beeping of the person in the next room - who could be dying - was enough to keep me from falling asleep for a week!
18: The whole hospital was quiet - too quiet - and that made it all the more horrifying.
20: My dad kept telling me to look around to different places so I couldn't see what was happening.
21: In fact, I could only see from one eye because the other was so puffy and swollen.
22: There were two things I was left with after the end of the horrible day -
23: a temporary black and blue bruise and the scar - a constant reminder to stay a decent distance away from swinging batters.
24: Because of my silly and painful accident I will always remember to back away from moving baseball bats.