Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred stated Tues. night in that may envision a day when he might use his executive authority to implement in that each one major league clubs install protecting netting in stadiums, if clubs do not take the initiative to take action on their very own.
“I might see a state of affairs through which we do this. I am not saying I am gonna do it. However I might see a state of affairs by which in that might occur,” Manfred stated.
Manfred’s remarks are a departure from feedback he has made earlier this yr, by which he has referred to challenges teams have making in that call since all stadiums have totally different designs.
However the issue of protecting netting in big-league ballparks has-been a lightning rod speaking point all yr, particularly after a young girl was struck by a foul ball off the bat of Todd Frazier at Yankee Stadium last month. The- girl, who has not been named, was hospitalized for 5 days at NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia, in accordance to a New York NY Times report.
Instantly following the incident, several teams together with Cincinnati & Seattle issued statements in that stated they would expand protecting netting in 2018, still the Yankees remained silent on the difficulty until this past weekend, once they let go a press release saying they would expand protecting netting for next season.
The Mets & 9 different clubs had taken these safety measures already this season, with Citi Field getting expanded netting after the All-Show star break. Along with the girl struck at the Stadium, a human being was hit within the temple in May at the Stadium, a shot in that came off the bat of Aaron Judge.
Manfred was asked if fans can be discouraged from coming to games due to the obstructed or blocked views 'cause of the expanded netting.
“I do not find out about wouldn’t come to ballgames. (Is the) preference to not be behind nets? Yeah, there are lots of people in that categorical in that view,” Manfred stated.
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