Bucket on head might have saved fan injured at Wrigley Field

CHICAGO (WGNtv) — A man’s decision to wear a bucket on his head may have saved him from serious injury after a large metal pin fell from Wrigley Field’s scoreboard during a Chicago Cubs game.

Cubs spokesman Julian Green tells the Chicago Tribune that the 19-year-old man was hit by a 6- to 8-inch pin during Tuesday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Green says the man received five staples to close a cut on his head, but that the bucket apparently helped shield him.

Why the fan was wearing the bucket was not, unfortunately, disclosed.

Green said team officials were investigating whether the pin used to attach the scoreboard’s metal numbered tiles was dislodged or a worker dropped it. The scoreboard is manually operated, with workers inside hanging the tiles.

Green says the team hasn’t had similar problems before.