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Years ago, people went to baseball games to WATCH the games.
Now more than ever, sports ever people go to sports games to just float around with friends and business clients. The focus isn't on the game, but closing a business deal.
While in basketball or football this wouldn't be as big of a deal, this is a huge deal in baseball. Foul balls fly in the stands on a regular as high speeds.
The league has caught wind of this issue, and has decided to add netting near the ground level to protect players.
"Clubs are encouraged to implement or maintain netting ... that shields from line drive foul balls all field-level seats that are located between the near ends of both dugouts ... and within 70 feet of home plate."
The saying by fans right now is "take me out to the ballgame, but don't take me out on a stretcher."
This is something that is long overdue from the MLB, but the problem still stands: Are the people in the best seats truly there to enjoy the game?

Are Protective Nets At Baseballs Games A Good Thing?

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@edwinthepeguin I agree, the netting is needed, but the risk level is also raised when ppl In those seats also aren't watching the game at all lol
@gingerMJones yeah, getting hit with a baseball does suck. I had a classmate take his eye off the ball for one second, and it knocked him out cold
@davidgom If you have a link to that article I would love to read that, but I'm not surprised. I go to Knicks games and the ppl on the floor are texting more than watching. No passion or interest at all. Sad thing is they get more camera time and Better seats then the diehard fans, but it is what it is
@mchylang I agree, I think it's long overdue and the nets will protect the fans in the long run
@duckthefodgers I'm actually surprised more fans haven't gotten struck and sued the league by now