Ballpark safety concerns reignited after child hit by foul ball at MLB game


A SCARY INCIDENT
AT A MAJOR
LEAGUE BASEBALL AT A MAJOR
LEAGUE BASEBALL
GAME THIS WEEK LEAGUE BASEBALL
GAME THIS WEEK
HAS RE-OPENED GAME THIS WEEK
HAS RE-OPENED
THE HAS RE-OPENED
THE
CONVERSATION THE
CONVERSATION
ABOUT SAFETY AT CONVERSATION
ABOUT SAFETY AT
THE BALLPARK. ABOUT SAFETY AT
THE BALLPARK.
A CHILD WAS THE BALLPARK.
A CHILD WAS
RUSHED TO THE A CHILD WAS
RUSHED TO THE
HOSPITAL AFTER RUSHED TO THE
HOSPITAL AFTER
SHE WAS HIT BY A HOSPITAL AFTER
SHE WAS HIT BY A
FOUL BALL AT THE SHE WAS HIT BY A
FOUL BALL AT THE
ASTROS-CUBS FOUL BALL AT THE
ASTROS-CUBS
GAME IN HOUSTON. ASTROS-CUBS
GAME IN HOUSTON.
THE LYNCHBURG GAME IN HOUSTON.
THE LYNCHBURG
HILLCATS HAVE THE LYNCHBURG
HILLCATS HAVE
ALREADY TAKEN HILLCATS HAVE
ALREADY TAKEN
PRECAUTIONS TO ALREADY TAKEN
PRECAUTIONS TO
PREVENT PRECAUTIONS TO
PREVENT
SOMETHING PREVENT
SOMETHING
SIMILAR FROM SOMETHING
SIMILAR FROM
HAPPENING HERE SIMILAR FROM
HAPPENING HERE
AT HOME. HAPPENING HERE
AT HOME.
10 NEWS AT HOME.
10 NEWS
REPORTER “TAJ 10 NEWS
REPORTER “TAJ
SIMMONS” TELLS REPORTER “TAJ
SIMMONS” TELLS
US WHAT THEY’RE SIMMONS” TELLS
US WHAT THEY’RE
DOING TO KEEP US WHAT THEY’RE
DOING TO KEEP
PEOPLE SAFE. DOING TO KEEP
PEOPLE SAFE.
A BASEBALL GAME PEOPLE SAFE.
A BASEBALL GAME
IS SUPPOSED TO BE A BASEBALL GAME
IS SUPPOSED TO BE
A GREAT TIME IS SUPPOSED TO BE
A GREAT TIME
OUT… A GREAT TIME
OUT…
BUT THAT COULD OUT…
BUT THAT COULD
ALL CHANGE IF A BUT THAT COULD
ALL CHANGE IF A
FOUL BALL ALL CHANGE IF A
FOUL BALL
ROCKETS INTO THE FOUL BALL
ROCKETS INTO THE
STANDS. ROCKETS INTO THE
STANDS.
JUST ASK STANDS.
JUST ASK
LYNCHBURG JUST ASK
LYNCHBURG
HILLCATS PITCHING LYNCHBURG
HILLCATS PITCHING
COACH JOE HILLCATS PITCHING
COACH JOE
TORRES. COACH JOE
TORRES.
“I WAS IN A BALL AS TORRES.
“I WAS IN A BALL AS
A PLAYER, I “I WAS IN A BALL AS
A PLAYER, I
BELIEVE I WAS IN A PLAYER, I
BELIEVE I WAS IN
THE MIDWEST BELIEVE I WAS IN
THE MIDWEST
LEAGUE. THERE THE MIDWEST
LEAGUE. THERE
WAS A LINE DRIVE LEAGUE. THERE
WAS A LINE DRIVE
THAT HIT A WAS A LINE DRIVE
THAT HIT A
GENTLEMAN IN THE THAT HIT A
GENTLEMAN IN THE
FACE AND RIPPED GENTLEMAN IN THE
FACE AND RIPPED
HIS SKIN ACROSS FACE AND RIPPED
HIS SKIN ACROSS
RIGHT HERE.” HIS SKIN ACROSS
RIGHT HERE.”
THE HILLCATS HOPE RIGHT HERE.”
THE HILLCATS HOPE
TO KEEP THE HILLCATS HOPE
TO KEEP
BASEBALLS OUT OF TO KEEP
BASEBALLS OUT OF
HARM’S WAY WITH BASEBALLS OUT OF
HARM’S WAY WITH
NETS. HARM’S WAY WITH
NETS.
TEAM PRESIDENT NETS.
TEAM PRESIDENT
CHRIS JONES TEAM PRESIDENT
CHRIS JONES
INSTALLED EXTRA CHRIS JONES
INSTALLED EXTRA
NETTING AT CITY INSTALLED EXTRA
NETTING AT CITY
STADIUM’S NETTING AT CITY
STADIUM’S
COVERING THE STADIUM’S
COVERING THE
SEATS BEHIND THE COVERING THE
SEATS BEHIND THE
DUGOUTS TWO SEATS BEHIND THE
DUGOUTS TWO
YEARS AGO. DUGOUTS TWO
YEARS AGO.
“MY KIDS, WHEN YEARS AGO.
“MY KIDS, WHEN
THEY WERE LITTLE, “MY KIDS, WHEN
THEY WERE LITTLE,
I MADE SURE THEY THEY WERE LITTLE,
I MADE SURE THEY
ALWAYS SAT I MADE SURE THEY
ALWAYS SAT
BEHIND THE NET. ALWAYS SAT
BEHIND THE NET.
THEY JUST DON’T BEHIND THE NET.
THEY JUST DON’T
PAY ATTENTION THEY JUST DON’T
PAY ATTENTION
ENOUGH.” PAY ATTENTION
ENOUGH.”
THE TOPIC IS BACK ENOUGH.”
THE TOPIC IS BACK
IN THE SPOTLIGHT THE TOPIC IS BACK
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
AFTER A CHICAGO IN THE SPOTLIGHT
AFTER A CHICAGO
CUBS PLAYER HIT A AFTER A CHICAGO
CUBS PLAYER HIT A
FAN WITH A FOUL CUBS PLAYER HIT A
FAN WITH A FOUL
BALL THIS WEEK. FAN WITH A FOUL
BALL THIS WEEK.
MINOR LEAGUE BALL THIS WEEK.
MINOR LEAGUE
BASEBALL HAS MINOR LEAGUE
BASEBALL HAS
SUGGESTED BASEBALL HAS
SUGGESTED
EXTENDING SUGGESTED
EXTENDING
NETTING PAST THE EXTENDING
NETTING PAST THE
DUGOUTS FOR A NETTING PAST THE
DUGOUTS FOR A
FEW YEARS NOW, DUGOUTS FOR A
FEW YEARS NOW,
BUT THE HILLCATS FEW YEARS NOW,
BUT THE HILLCATS
WENT A STEP BUT THE HILLCATS
WENT A STEP
FURTHER AND WENT A STEP
FURTHER AND
MADE THE DUGOUT FURTHER AND
MADE THE DUGOUT
NETS AS HIGH AS MADE THE DUGOUT
NETS AS HIGH AS
THE NETS BEHIND NETS AS HIGH AS
THE NETS BEHIND
THE PLATE. THE NETS BEHIND
THE PLATE.
“THE FIRST YEAR I THE PLATE.
“THE FIRST YEAR I
HEARD A FEW “THE FIRST YEAR I
HEARD A FEW
GRUMBLINGS HERE HEARD A FEW
GRUMBLINGS HERE
AND THERE, BUT GRUMBLINGS HERE
AND THERE, BUT
WHEN YOU SEE AND THERE, BUT
WHEN YOU SEE
THAT FIRST LINE WHEN YOU SEE
THAT FIRST LINE
DRIVE FOUL BALL, THAT FIRST LINE
DRIVE FOUL BALL,
YOU’RE THANKFUL DRIVE FOUL BALL,
YOU’RE THANKFUL
THAT IT’S THERE.” YOU’RE THANKFUL
THAT IT’S THERE.”
BRIDGE: THERE ARE THAT IT’S THERE.”
BRIDGE: THERE ARE
A FEW SPOTS AT BRIDGE: THERE ARE
A FEW SPOTS AT
CITY STADIUM THAT A FEW SPOTS AT
CITY STADIUM THAT
DON’T HAVE CITY STADIUM THAT
DON’T HAVE
NETTING, DON’T HAVE
NETTING,
INCLUDING THIS NETTING,
INCLUDING THIS
SPOT NEAR THE INCLUDING THIS
SPOT NEAR THE
3RD BASE LINE. SPOT NEAR THE
3RD BASE LINE.
HOWEVER, THE 3RD BASE LINE.
HOWEVER, THE
TEAM SAYS THEY HOWEVER, THE
TEAM SAYS THEY
HAVE ENOUGH TEAM SAYS THEY
HAVE ENOUGH
NETTING TO MAKE HAVE ENOUGH
NETTING TO MAKE
SURE EVERYONE IS NETTING TO MAKE
SURE EVERYONE IS
SAFE. SURE EVERYONE IS
SAFE.
“WE WANT TO NOT SAFE.
“WE WANT TO NOT
TAKE AWAY FROM “WE WANT TO NOT
TAKE AWAY FROM
THE ASPECTS OF TAKE AWAY FROM
THE ASPECTS OF
THE GAME LIKE THE THE ASPECTS OF
THE GAME LIKE THE
FOUL BALLS AND THE GAME LIKE THE
FOUL BALLS AND
THE AUTOGRAPH FOUL BALLS AND
THE AUTOGRAPH
SEEKING KIDS. IF THE AUTOGRAPH
SEEKING KIDS. IF
YOU PUT NETS UP SEEKING KIDS. IF
YOU PUT NETS UP
EVERYWHERE, IT’S YOU PUT NETS UP
EVERYWHERE, IT’S
ALMOST LIKE EVERYWHERE, IT’S
ALMOST LIKE
THEY’RE ENCLOSED ALMOST LIKE
THEY’RE ENCLOSED
IN A CAGE.” THEY’RE ENCLOSED
IN A CAGE.”
THERE ARE ALSO IN A CAGE.”
THERE ARE ALSO
SIGNS AT CITY THERE ARE ALSO
SIGNS AT CITY
STADIUM WARNING SIGNS AT CITY
STADIUM WARNING
FANS ABOUT FOUL STADIUM WARNING
FANS ABOUT FOUL
BALLS, AND FANS ABOUT FOUL
BALLS, AND
COMBINED WITH BALLS, AND
COMBINED WITH
THE NETS, TORRES COMBINED WITH
THE NETS, TORRES
SAYS FANS ARE THE NETS, TORRES
SAYS FANS ARE
SAFER THAN THEY SAYS FANS ARE
SAFER THAN THEY
WERE WHEN HE SAFER THAN THEY
WERE WHEN HE
WAS PLAYING. WERE WHEN HE
WAS PLAYING.
“IT’S ALWAYS WAS PLAYING.
“IT’S ALWAYS
UNFORTUNATE “IT’S ALWAYS
UNFORTUNATE
WHENEVER THAT UNFORTUNATE
WHENEVER THAT
HAPPENS. WE’RE WHENEVER THAT
HAPPENS. WE’RE
STARTING TO BRING HAPPENS. WE’RE
STARTING TO BRING
MORE AWARENESS STARTING TO BRING
MORE AWARENESS
TO THAT, AND IT’S MORE AWARENESS
TO THAT, AND IT’S
GOOD FOR THE TO THAT, AND IT’S
GOOD FOR THE
FANS AND THE GOOD FOR THE
FANS AND THE
SAFE FANS AND THE
SAFE
IN LYNCHBURG, TAJ SAFE
IN LYNCHBURG, TAJ
SIMMONS, 10 NEWS IN LYNCHBURG, TAJ
SIMMONS, 10 NEWS
WORKING FOR YOU. SIMMONS, 10 NEWS
WORKING FOR YOU. WORKING FOR YOU. IN LYNCHBURG, TAJ IN LYNCHBURG, TAJ
SIMMONS, 10 NEWS IN LYNCHBURG, TAJ
SIMMONS, 10 NEWS
WORKING FOR YOU. SIMMONS, 10 NEWS
WORKING FOR YOU.
MEANWHILE … THE WORKING FOR YOU.
MEANWHILE … THE
SALEM RED SOX MEANWHILE … THE
SALEM RED SOX
HAD PREVIOUSLY SALEM RED SOX
HAD PREVIOUSLY
EXTENDED THEIR HAD PREVIOUSLY
EXTENDED THEIR
NETTING TO THE EXTENDED THEIR
NETTING TO THE
END OF THE NETTING TO THE
END OF THE
DUGOUT. END OF THE
DUGOUT.
TEAM OFFICIALS DUGOUT.
TEAM OFFICIALS
SAY THE DESIGN OF TEAM OFFICIALS
SAY THE DESIGN OF
THE STADIUM HAS SAY THE DESIGN OF
THE STADIUM HAS
HOME PLATE THE STADIUM HAS
HOME PLATE
FURTHER AWAY HOME PLATE
FURTHER AWAY
FROM THE STANDS FURTHER AWAY
FROM THE STANDS
TO HELP PROTECT FROM THE STANDS
TO HELP PROTECT
FANS. TO HELP PROTECT
FANS.
BUT IF THERE ARE FANS.
BUT IF THERE ARE
ANY CHANGES IN BUT IF THERE ARE
ANY CHANGES IN
THE MAJOR ANY CHANGES IN
THE MAJOR
LEAGUES, THEY’LL THE MAJOR
LEAGUES, THEY’LL
FOLLOW SUIT. LEAGUES, THEY’LL
FOLLOW SUIT.
HERE’S A LIVE

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