Netting in Baseball Stadiums

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    Netting in Baseball Stadiums

    The instant New York Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier realized a young girl had been struck in the face by a foul ball he rocketed into the stands on Wednesday, he was overcome with emotion.

    In the aftermath of the chilling incident at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, New York's win over the Minnesota Twins, and the team's pursuit of a playoff berth, have come second to concern over the girl's well-being.

    Frazier, who went down on one knee and covered his face at the plate after the incident, expressed heartfelt wishes to the girl, who has not been identified.

    "I thought of my kids. I have two kids under 3 years old and I just hope she's all right," Frazier told reporters after the game.

    "I know the dad or whoever it was that was with them was trying their hardest, but the ball's coming at 120 miles an hour at them and the ball's hooking. So it's like if you've never seen a ball like that, which most people in the world haven't, it's very tough."


    Anguished Yankees players send out heartfelt messages to little girl hit by foul ball - TODAY.com
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    Sit at your own risk.

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    I know we have talked about this before, but is it going to take someone dying for baseball to make it mandatory to put more netting up? There is no good reason to not extend the nets down the lines.

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    I'm with you HT. There is literally not a single rationale reason to not extend the netting. Not a one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    I know we have talked about this before, but is it going to take someone dying for baseball to make it mandatory to put more netting up? There is no good reason to not extend the nets down the lines.
    Exactly.

    Eliminate the threat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    I know we have talked about this before, but is it going to take someone dying for baseball to make it mandatory to put more netting up? There is no good reason to not extend the nets down the lines.
    They've extended the netting at all minor league parks, correct?

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    The nets should extend FAR down both lines, if not all the way to the poles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    The nets should extend FAR down both lines, if not all the way to the poles.
    In a stadium of Major League size, I think beyond the dugout would be far enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Sit at your own risk.
    Yeah, lets not protect a 3 year old from a 105 MPH foul ball. Good way to stop people from bringing kids to games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    In a stadium of Major League size, I think beyond the dugout would be far enough.
    Yeah somewhere past the dugout would help. Obviously some hard foul balls go beyond that, but you have much more time to react.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Yeah, lets not protect a 3 year old from a 105 MPH foul ball. Good way to stop people from bringing kids to games.
    Did I say I was against the nets, nope.


    All I said was, you sit in those seats at your own risk, you assume the liability, says so right on the ticket.

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    MLB loves to give the fans a close up look to the game. Sad when someone gets hurt. It is usually the elderly or a child that is just not focused or too slow to react. I'm not opposed to a little more netting. I've had some great seats where balls come hot at you. I think I have the solution. Supply this with every ticket in the hot zone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Did I say I was against the nets, nope.


    All I said was, you sit in those seats at your own risk, you assume the liability, says so right on the ticket.
    OK, no one is asking them to pay her medical bills. They need to extend the nets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    I know we have talked about this before, but is it going to take someone dying for baseball to make it mandatory to put more netting up? There is no good reason to not extend the nets down the lines.
    I think this is the straw that broke the camel's back. Netting will be up next year. You can't tell a four year old to sit at their own risk and pay attention to the game 100%. And baseball is not going to tell people to not bring their kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleluck55 View Post
    I think this is the straw that broke the camel's back. Netting will be up next year. You can't tell a four year old to sit at their own risk and pay attention to the game 100%. And baseball is not going to tell people to not bring their kids.
    Not trying to be cute, but you can't tell a 40 year old to sit at their own risk and pay attention to the game 100%. I pay attention 10000% more than my wife and kid when we're at a game. But, are there times where I'm looking at the scoreboard or something else and I miss a pitch. All it takes is one.

    Hey Bob...be proactive...put the damn nets up.

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