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Under Pressure, Yankees Decide to Expand Protective Netting

The New York Yankees said Sunday they’ll install more protective netting in its Bronx ballpark — and the dad of a toddler who was struck by a foul ball two weeks ago said the decision came not a moment too soon.  Read more here.  Father describes ordeal here.

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Does the ‘Baseball Rule’ Apply to Hot Dogs?

Kansas City Royals LogoThe Missouri Supreme Court is weighing whether the “baseball rule” — a legal standard that protects teams from being sued over fan injuries caused by events on the field, court or rink — should also apply to injuries caused by mascots or the other personnel.  The case stems from a fan who was injured when he was hit in the eye by a foiled-wrapped hot dog thrown by the Kansas City Royals’ mascot.  Read more here.

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