Umpire leaves Red Sox game after getting hit with foul ball

An umpire working Sunday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox has left the game after getting hit with a foul ball.Ron Kulpa was working as the home plate umpire at Fenway Park when a foul tip from White Sox third baseman Jake Burger struck Kulpa flush in the face mask in the top of the fourth inning.Kulpa quickly went down on his side after being hit with the foul ball. Red Sox catcher Christian Vázquez turned to help Kulpa as trainers from both teams rushed out and the rest of the umpiring crew came to the plate.Kulpa was able to move into a sitting position and appeared to be shaken up as the training staff examined him behind home plate.After eventually standing up and talking more with the Red Sox’s trainer, Kulpa was able to walk off the field under his own power with the trainer by his side.First base umpire Marty Foster assumed home plate duties after a 20-minute delay in the game, which resumed with a three-man umpiring crew.The Red Sox have not made a statement regarding Kulpa’s condition.On Friday, the Boston Bruins dealt with a similar incident when an NHL off-ice official was struck by a dislodged pane of plexiglass at TD Garden during Game 3 of the Bruins’ first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes.That off-ice official, Joe Foley, was working as the time-out coordinator, the official who coordinates the specific times tel evision timeouts and commercial breaks are taken during the game.The plexiglass panel fell on top of Foley moments after the Bruins took a 3-1 lead over the Carolina Hurricanes in the second period of Game 3.Trainers from both teams immediately rushed to Foley’s aid , and a stretcher was brought onto the ice and further medical attention given to the official. The crowd applauded as Foley was placed onto a stretcher and taken from the ice for medical attention. He was conscious, alert and moving.The NHL’s senior vice president of communications, John Dellapina, told NewsCenter 5 on Saturday that Foley was released from Massachusetts General Hospital shortly after being examined Friday night. “He’s home and recovering and we hope to see him back at his post later in the series,” Dellapina wrote in an email to NewsCenter 5.Play during Game 3 at TD Garden resumed with a police officer in the stands to maintain a barrier between the glass and fans.

An umpire working Sunday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox has left the game after getting hit with a foul ball.

Ron Kulpa was working as the home plate umpire at Fenway Park when a foul tip from White Sox third baseman Jake Burger struck Kulpa flush in the face mask in the top of the fourth inning.

Kulpa quickly went down on his side after being hit with the foul ball. Red Sox catcher Christian Vázquez turned to help Kulpa as trainers from both teams rushed out and the rest of the umpiring crew came to the plate.

Kulpa was able to move into a sitting position and appeared to be shaken up as the training staff examined him behind home plate.

After eventually standing up and talking more with the Red Sox’s trainer, Kulpa was able to walk off the field under his own power with the trainer by his side.

First base umpire Marty Foster assumed home plate duties after a 20-minute delay in the game, which resumed with a three-man umpiring crew.

The Red Sox have not made a statement regarding Kulpa’s condition.

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On Friday, the Boston Bruins dealt with a similar incident when aan NHL off-ice official was struck by a dislodged pane of plexiglass at TD Garden during Game 3 of the Bruins’ first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes.

That off-ice official, Joe Foley, was working as the time-out coordinator, the official who coordinates the specific times television timeouts and commercial breaks are taken during the game.

The plexiglass panel fell on top of Foley moments after the Bruins took a 3-1 lead over the Carolina Hurricanes in the second period of Game 3.

Trainers from both teams immediately rushed to Foley’s aid, and a stretcher was brought onto the ice and further medical attention given to the official. The crowd applauded as Foley was placed onto a stretcher and taken from the ice for medical attention. He was conscious, alert and moving.

The NHL’s senior vice president of communications, John Dellapina, told NewsCenter 5 on Saturday that Foley was released from Massachusetts General Hospital shortly after being examined Friday night.

“He’s home and recovering and we hope to see him back at his post later in the series,” Dellapina wrote in an email to NewsCenter 5.

Play during Game 3 at TD Garden resumed with a police officer in the stands to maintain a barrier between the glass and fans.

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