Chicago White Sox are The Only MLB Team That Has Put Up Protective Netting To The Foul Poles
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Fans getting seriously injured by foul balls has been a scary secret in the MLB for many years, but after a few bad incidents already this year, teams are finally dealing with it. Teams extended the netting to cover more seats a few years back, but the Chicago White Sox became the first team in the MLB on Tuesday to fully extend the netting to the foul polls...
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LSULyle0069060 months
Why did the white Sox do this, there's no fans to protect.
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Goombaw60 months
While you're at it, exchange the bats and balls for their nerf versions and stop keeping score. This world is getting too soft...
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Lsu10120560 months
I do agree the world is getting too soft on a lot of things. But line drive foul balls coming off the bat at 110mph from about 80 feet away isnt one of them.
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deathvalleytiger1060 months
Having seen two horrific injuries from line drive foul balls at MLB games I applaud them for putting up safety nets. Soft? Nope. Smart? Yes sir.
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stho38160 months
Go tell that to the parents of the little girl who took a line drive to the face a couple weeks ago and was rushed to the hospital. There is no reason not to put protective netting to prevent injury. The nets can still be short enough so that a fly ball can get over the top of them so fans can catch it, but the line drives, flying bats, etc. is what you are trying to prevent.
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