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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

MLB Scores Important Victory in Fan-Safety Lawsuit | FanGraphs Baseball

I don’t have a problem with extending the netting further away from home plate. Extending it all the way to the foul poles seems a little excessive.

Consequently, even if the plaintiffs were to prevail against the five remaining defendant-teams, the most they could hope to obtain would be a court order requiring MLB’s five California franchises to extend protective netting from foul-pole-to-foul-pole in each of their stadiums. Thus, Friday’s ruling dashes the Payne plaintiffs’ hopes of securing league-wide changes to the level of protection provided to fans.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM | 0 comment(s)
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