This wasn’t the easiest night at the office. In the top of the eighth inning of the Reds-Giants series opener, I was close to filing my first version of Tuesday’s game story. I wanted to file after the third out, so I waited out the at-bat by Pablo Sandoval.
Sandoval proved to be a marksman as his foul ball behind the plate came in hot to the press box, and hit my laptop… and killed it.
Normally when fouls come our way into the press box, I close the laptop quick and either try to make a play or get out of the way. The ball was too hard to catch, so I rolled back in my chair to avoid it …
And forgot to close the laptop. Big mistake, No. 2.
The video will tell the rest of the story.