Protective Netting in Baseball: What Are Your Thoughts on Safety Netting in Major League Baseball? by Mike Prochaska
How does everyone feel about protective netting coming to Major League Baseball (MLB)? Hockey has netting behind the goalie to keep the puck from hitting fans. But, this is baseball. And part of the game is trying to catch foal balls, home runs and balls when they go out of the park.
Seven MLB teams will expand protective netting to the foul poles and 15 other teams will expand their netting to the area in the outfield where the stands begin to angle away from the field. Commissioner Rob Manfred gave the update at the winter meeting in San Diego. Manfred says the remaining eight teams have installed netting that extends substantially beyond the far end of the dugouts.
According to The Associated Press (AP), MLB's push for expanded netting began in 2015 and increased in 2017 after a number of fans were hurt.
So what do you think? Do you like the idea of expanding the netting? My opinion? I am a traditionalist and don’t like it when the game is changed. Share your thoughts below!
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