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We talk a lot about kids getting involved in sports and we all know it's a great thing for youngsters to learn teamwork, playing by the rules, etc. through sports. But every once in a while tragedy seeps into the game.

A 9-year-old bat boy who was hit in the head Saturday as a player was on deck taking practice swings died Sunday night of his injuries. Kaiser Carlile, a bat boy for the Liberal, Kansas, Bee Jays, an amateur baseball team, was retrieving a bat and wearing a helmet when a batter warming up hit Kaiser in the head with a practice swing. Absolutely an accident but a tragedy nonetheless.

The Bee Jays were playing in the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita when the accident happened. Kaiser initially was treated by the home plate umpire, an experienced paramedic, before he was rushed to the hospital, where he died. The National Baseball Congress confirmed helmets are mandatory for league bat boys.

Perhaps this statement from National Baseball Congress General Manager Kevin Jenks says it best: "It's difficult to remember a day that is darker than this one. Sometimes life doesn't make sense and this accident certainly is a memorable example. Kaiser was simply doing something he loved."

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