A couple of weeks after a bullet fell from the dome and bruised a fan at The Trop, my 10 News colleague Adam Freeman reports that dozens of bullets hit the stadium on a routine basis:
According to annual inspection reports on the facility, 44 bullet holes were repaired on the roof in 2010. Twenty-two more needed to be patched up in 2011.Fans at The Trop have nothing to worry about since the few bullets shot at the dome are unlikely to carry enough momentum to hurt someone inside.
The reports call it an "ongoing problem," and state there were enough holes to cause fears that rain water could be leaking in.
Zeoli says Rays staff will sometimes even find bullet fragments in the rafters.
But it's certainly one of those stories that makes you go, "hmmmmmm...."