National Baseball Congress suspends use of batboys following death

Baseball The National Baseball Congress suspended its batboy and batgirl program Monday following the death of Kaiser Carlile.Carlile, the 9-year-old batboy for the Liberal Bee Jays, died Sunday night after accidentally being struck in the head by a warm-up swing during an NBC World Series game in Wichita, Kan. on Saturday. He was wearing a helmet, as is mandated by the league, but still suffered a fatal injury when one of the team's batters accidentally made contact with Carlile's helmet as he was retrieving a bat. MORE: Notable sports deaths of 2015"We suspended the program for the rest of the tournament because of the situation that happened this weekend," Jason Ybarra told USA TODAY Sports. The Mobile BayBears set up a GoFundMe account for Carlile in hopes of raising money to dona

te to his family.The World Series has five days left with eight teams remaining. Related News Notable sports deaths of 2015

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