All 30 MLB teams will have protective netting extending to at least the far ends of both dugouts installed by Opening Day, Major League Baseball said Thursday. Read more here.
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.
A U.S. judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to require the 30 Major League Baseball teams to extend netting at stadiums farther down the first- and third-base lines to protect fans from injuries caused by foul balls and broken bats. Read more here.
At the Winter Meetings on Wednesday, Major League Baseball announced guidelines recommending teams have protective netting between the dugouts for any field-level seats within 70 feet of home plate. Read more here. Minor League Baseball followed suit. Read more here.