A two-year-old metro east boy knows just how hard St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols can hit. The youngster got hit on the forehead by a line drive Monday night and it cracked his skull! Little Bryson King is doing well after attending his very first Cardinals' game. The doctor says he's lucky. It could have been a lot worse. It was the bottom of the sixth when Albert Pujols hit a line drive foul into Bryson's forehead. The youngster was on his dad's lap and his cousin Joy was nearby. Joy said, "It happened so fast. It was really scary. The ball came out of nowhere." Bryson's father Michael said, "It was scary in the sense that he got hit by a baseball going fast, knowing it didn't hit anything else but his head. It was scary seeing blood come from his mouth and his nose." He ran for help and Bryson was taken to St. Louis Children's Hospital by ambulance." But the family has no hard feelings towards Albert Pujols or the Cardinals. "I'm not mad at them. It's a game they're playing in the stadium. As a fan, you take that chance." Bryson suffered a fractured skull and some bleeding around the brain, but he's expected to make a full recovery. It's been a tough time for the little boy's family. His mom was diagnosed with leukemia and recently underwent a bone marrow operation. Bryson's dad says the next time he takes his son to a Cardinals game he'll try to sit in a place where the boy is less likely to get hit.
UPDATE: Albert Pujols paid the youngster a surprise visit and brought him a box full of Redbird souvenirs