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Mayor Foster's son recovering after getting hit by pitch



ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Bill Foster’s son, Will, is recovering at home after getting hit in the face with a 90-mph fastball during a Thursday night varsity high school game.

Will’s eye socket fractured in two places and his nose broken. Foster said the ball was thrown so hard that its seams left an imprint on the forehead of the 15-year-old Keswick Christian School freshman.

"It looks like he got beaten up by Rocky," Foster said.

Foster was attending the Festival of States Night Parade on Thursday night, one of the many events related to the Grand Prix that the first-time mayor was looking forward to attending.

But he had to leave early when his wife, Wendy, called from All Children’s Hospital. Will plays for the varsity team and was at the plate when he was beaned by an 18-year-old pitcher for Cambridge Christian School. Foster said his son wasn’t fazed.

"He’s a tough kid," Foster said. "All he cares about is when he can start playing again."

-- Michael Van Sickler, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:30pm]


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