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Little girl got hit by foul ball at yesterday's Yankees - Twins game.

Twins player Brian Dozier calls for owners to be forced to put nets up:

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/09/20...-mph-ball/

Quote:A young girl at Yankee Stadium was injured by a 105 mph foul ball off the bat of Todd Frazier during Wednesday’s game against Minnesota, leading some players to call for protective netting to be extended.

The Yankees said the girl was taken to a hospital for treatment, and New York manager Joe Girardi said he had been told by team security that she was OK. The game was delayed for about 4 minutes while she was attended to and then carried from the seats in the bottom of the fifth inning.

A shaken Frazier crouched with his hands over his face. The Yankees third baseman then bowed his head, walked away from the plate, crouched again and rested his head on the end of his bat.

“I thought of my kids. I have two kids under 3 years old and I just hope she’s all right,” said Frazier, who flied out later in the at-bat.

“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.”

Asked whether there should be more netting, Yankees rookie slugger Aaron Judge said: “We need it.”

Twins players also were distressed, and second baseman Brian Dozier and the Yankees’ Matt Holliday had tears as they said prayers at second base.

“We’ve been trying to get these teams to put nets up,” Dozier said. “Number one, you don’t bring kids down there, or number two, every stadium needs to have nets. That’s it. I don’t care about the damn view of a fan or what. It’s all about safety. I still have a knot in my stomach.”

As to what it would take to get nets up, Dozier responded: “The last resort that we don’t ever want to have happen. I’m not going to say it, but you know what I’m talking about.”

Speaking through a translator, Twins infielder Eduardo Escobar said, “I just saw blood coming out of this little girl.”


Absolutely disgusting.

These rich ba___d owners need to be whipped in public, then forced to put nets up.
09-21-2017 09:18 AM
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I'm surprised there are teams without nets. I always thought it was a league rule.
09-21-2017 06:49 PM
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(09-21-2017 09:18 AM)MplsBison Wrote:  These rich ba___d owners need to be whipped in public, then forced to put nets up.

And then we need to give them $500MM in public funds to build a new ballpark, right?
09-21-2017 10:18 PM
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I understand the concern but these things happen at MLB stadiums, she wasn't in the first row and if you extend the nets too far, you'll obstruct the view of the field for people not in the first few rows. The best solution is to raise the walls/stands in foul grounds and plead with people to pay close attention via the scoreboard and PA system. But then you have to worry about people falling to their death trying to catch a foul ball or just getting too close if the walls are too high.

Accidents happen with cars every day, why don't we just take cars off the road or lower the speed limit (the latter is a fair idea)? It's life, you live with the risks unless you wanna live in glass bubble.
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09-21-2017 11:01 PM
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Another solution is to use a really hard glass as a field barrier.
09-21-2017 11:04 PM
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I know most hockey game tickets have a warning on them about flying objects... do baseball tickets?
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(09-25-2017 02:56 PM)DaSaintFan Wrote:  I know most hockey game tickets have a warning on them about flying objects... do baseball tickets?

Yes
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