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What In The He## Is Wrong With MLB??

Postby chevyman58 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:27 am

Dan, Al, Tim, etc. have been griping about it for a few years, almost nightly this season. The other night in our game we saw a man get hit in the head with blood running down his face. Time & time again we see it. Busch put netting up but many teams haven't. Last night Todd Frazier ripped a 105 MPH liner into the stand & it hit a little girl in the face. At 105 MPH.

Is someone going to have to die before teams put up netting? Before MLB forces them to? WHAT'S the problem????? PUT UP NETTING!

MLB uses launch angle & exit velocity endlessly as a marketing tool. Players are bigger, stronger, HRs at an all-time high. New stadiums are designed to put more attendees closer to the field. Yet, they ignore the increased dangers & escalating incidents of fans being injured? I liken this to the hypocrisy of the NFL continually using the hardest-hit video clips for marketing purposes, promoting the most extreme examples of brutality, then claiming how foucused they are on making the game safer.

MLB must require all teams to have lower-level netting thru the dugouts at every single ballpark. Now.
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Postby chevyman58 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:51 am

In the fifth inning Wednesday, Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier lined a ball over the third-base dugout and into the seats. The ball left the bat at 106 mph. The crowd groaned, and people near the girl began frantically waving for medical personnel. Joe Espada, the Yankees’ third-base coach, rushed to the wall. Frazier knelt and bowed his head. Gary Cederstrom, the plate umpire, turned away. At second base, Dozier and Yankees baserunner Matt Holliday stood together and, according to Dozier, prayed for the little girl who’d been struck. At third base, Eduardo Escobar dabbed at his eyes. In the stands, people stood with their hands on their heads, or over their mouths.

“I just saw blood coming out of this poor girl’s face,” Escobar said through a translator. “I have kids.”

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/girl-hit-f ... 39537.html
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Postby R27 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:44 am

Someone might have to sue to get this changed. And, before you mention the waiver on the ticket, you can almost always sue someone for negligence and I think you can absolutely make the case that MLB and it's teams knows it's a danger and chooses to not take action.

I'm actually a little surprised that we haven't seen a serious look at hockey-like plexiglass boards around to block off the line drive danger zones. There's enough statcast data on batted balls that MLB could determine exactly how tall they need to be and how far they need to extend to give fans an X amount of reaction time.
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Postby chevyman58 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:33 am

#Reds to install additional netting by Opening Day in 2018.

https://twitter.com/Reds/status/9109590 ... m%2Fmlb%2F
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Postby Tulcard » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:11 am

Why stop at the end of each dugout? Take the netting down the RF/LF lines.
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Postby R27 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:55 am

I saw something that indicated that every team except the Yankees already has the additional netting installed or have said they will before next season.
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Postby chevyman58 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:37 am

R27 wrote:I saw something that indicated that every team except the Yankees already has the additional netting installed or have said they will before next season.


Don't think so. Passan's article linked above indicated only 10 teams have netting exceeding the MLB-minimum.

it’s such an obscene dereliction of duty that 20 teams still refuse to get onboard with something that should’ve been required well over a decade ago.

Bravo to the Washington Nationals, Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins, each of whom introduced extended netting before the 2016 season, when MLB’s new rules mandated teams expand theirs but not nearly far enough. Bravo, too, to the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros for joining them before the 2017 season, and to the Mets for proving that installing new netting in the middle of the year isn’t some unreasonable expectation.

And apparently, per the Commissioner, a number of clubs are just now considering or planning to add'l netting for next year.

- A day after a frightening incident at Yankee Stadium saw a young girl struck by a foul ball, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said he was encouraged by the league's "redoubled" efforts to expand netting at ballparks across the Major Leagues.

Speaking on Thursday at Petco Park -- where he addressed a number of topics ranging from pace of play to the home-run surge to a possible regular-season series in Mexico next year -- Manfred's press conference focused on additional netting being implemented to protect fans.
That decision will remain with individual clubs, Manfred said, with a goal "to get them to make decisions that make sense in their local markets and given the configuration of their ballparks." But he noted that the league had "extensive" talks with clubs on Thursday in an effort to increase fan safety. Several of those clubs -- including the Padres -- have already responded in kind by announcing additional safety measures.
"Frankly, I'm really encouraged by the conversations that have taken place today," Manfred said. "A number of clubs have made clear that they either have made (*just the Reds*) ... or will be making announcements about additional netting for the 2018 season. I see that as a continuation of a process that is really good for the game over the long haul."


http://m.mlb.com/news/article/255479480 ... ballparks/
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Postby chevyman58 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:32 pm

Some 20 teams don’t have extended netting. The Cincinnati Reds were the first team since Wednesday’s ugly scene to announce that they’ll add more.
Now the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres have announced plans to add more netting for the 2018 season.
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Re: What In The He## Is Wrong With MLB??

Postby chevyman58 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:51 pm

Cubs, MLB sued after line drive foul ball leaves man blinded in one eye

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