Mariners to add netting for fan safety

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Mariners to add netting for fan safety

A Todd Frazier fouled ball on Wednesday sent a young girl to the hospital during a game against the Minnesota Twins. The horrible scene saw a reaction come about from the Seattle Mariners, among other teams, to take action. On Thursday, the Seattle Mariners announced that they would extend the safety nets from behind home plate to the end of the dugouts to reduce the chances of injury.

The Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres all made similar announcements as they will take proactive measures to increase fan safety. The new netting should be implemented as soon as Opening Day 2018.

Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He’s a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.


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