Cincinnati Reds reporter has laptop smashed by foul ball (Photo)


Writing isn’t exactly the most dangerous job out there. Typically it can be among the jobs with the lowest overhead too. These days, any old laptop can be all the tool you need to be a writer for years and years. But don’t tell that to Cincinnati Reds reporter Mark Sheldon from

For Sheldon, writing can be downright hazardous. As seen in the below tweet, the beat writer suffered a bit of bad luck at yesterday’s game.

I guess that’s the last time any of us makes fun of the reporter who brings his/her glove to the game. What horrible, unlucky precision by a foul ball but what an oddly cool story for Sheldon to be able to tell to his friends.

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I wonder how that works in the reimbursement department. Does buy that guy a new laptop? The Reds? Basically, is this an employer issue or is Sheldon going to have to hunt down Pablo Sandoval and ask for a little help?

Fortunately for the Reds, Sandoval must have brought down some kind of karmic wrath on his team. The Giants lost 8-3 in Cincinnati last night, though they still stand atop the NL West. It was Cincinnati’s fourth straight win.

The teams will play their second of three games tonight at 7:10PM EST. Ryan Vogelsong will get the start for the Giants against Tony Cingrani for the Reds.

Sheldon’s laptop will not be present.