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- Reds become first MLB team to add more protective netting after latest fan injury
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:35:02 GMT The pressure is on Major League Baseball teams to add more protective netting to their stadiums after the scary scene Wednesday at Yankee Stadium where a young girl was hit by a foul line drive and apparently knocked out. The little girl was OK, according to an update that came Wednesday night after she’d been to the hospital, but it still added a new layer to a debate that’s been going for a few years: Do MLB stadiums need more netting to protect fans? A young girl is carried out of Yankee Stadium after getting hit by a foul ball Wednesday.
- Three U.S. baseball teams to extend safety nets after girl's injury
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:53:18 GMT At least three Major League Baseball teams will extend protective netting at their ballparks to prevent foul balls and broken bats from hurting spectators, a move triggered by a serious injury to a young girl at New York's Yankee Stadium this week. The Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres said they would install additional netting at their ball parks in time for opening day in 2018, extending protection that is currently limited to the seats directly behind home plate to the start of the team dugouts. "We still have some details to work out, but the bottom line is expanded netting at Safeco Field is going to happen," Mariners President Kevin Mather said in a statement.
- Several Teams Announce Plans to Install Additional Netting After Yankee Stadium Incident
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:40:42 GMT After a young girl was struck by a foul ball at Yankee Stadium during a Yankees–Twins game on Wednesday, the Reds became the first team to respond by announcing a plan to increase netting at its stadium, Great American Ballpark. The Mariners, Padres and Rockies have since followed suit. The Mariners also announced a plan to increase netting at Safeco Field, but said the specifics of the plan are still being discussed.
- Rob Manfred says MLB is "redoubling" protective netting efforts after Yankee Stadium incident
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:16:30 GMT On Wednesday, a young fan was hit with a foul ball at Yankee Stadium along the third base line. She was cared for by first aid workers before going to the hospital, where her father said that “she’s doing all right” but that it was still too soon to tell whether surgery would be necessary. Reactions from many in and around the sport were swift and decisive: more protective netting is needed at many stadiums. There was of course backlash to this, but anybody who values the protection of fans pretty much agrees more netting is the only option, and one that needs to happen soon. For the majority of teams, netting in front of fans ends on the home plate side of both dugouts rather than extending
- Padres, Mariners join list of teams to extend netting
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:30:33 GMT The Reds announced earlier that they plan to extend the protective netting at Great American Ball Park in time for Opening Day next season. You can add the Padres and Mariners to what will surely be a growing list. In an effort to better protect