The Los Angeles Dodgers mentioned they intend to increase protecting netting at Dodgers Stadium, after a line-drive foul ball hit a lady within the head Sunday. She was taken to the hospital for exams.
That follows aby Albert Almora in Houston that struck a 4-year-old lady within the head. Distraught, Almora dropped to his knees. Fortunately the lady was OK.
Line-drive accidents gained consideration after a lady was killed by a foul ball final yr at Dodger Stadium. All 30 main league groups have protecting netting from dwelling plate to at the least the top of the dugouts. Now two groups, the Chicago White Sox and the Washington Nationals, mentioned they’ll prolong their netting all the best way to, or near, the correct and left area foul poles.
“A ball coming off a scorching liner into the stands goes to come back off the bat at over 100 mph and can journey 130 ft in a few second,” mentioned physics professor Eric Goff on the College of Lynchburg.
Dodging a rocket like that’s tough at finest, he mentioned, particularly for a younger baby. The drive of affect, Goff mentioned, is like having a 10 pound weight dropped in your head from a peak of greater than 6 ft.
At Nationals Park, they’re planning to make use of the All-Star break to put in netting virtually all the best way to the correct and left area corners. Proprietor Mark Lerner mentioned he determined to do it as a result of he was so deeply affected by what occurred to that 4-year-old lady.
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