White Sox to extend protective netting this summer

  • null Baseball The White Sox are taking one step further in expanding fan safety at Guaranteed Rate Field a week after a woman was struck by a foul ball and taken to a nearby hospital.The team plans to extend its protective netting to each foul pole, a team spokesman said Tuesday (via the Chicago Tribune). Chicago's game notes Tuesday stated that the White Sox will work with Illinois Sports Facilities Authority to complete the project "later this summer," though an exact date has yet to be determined.  The White Sox have put their netting plans in their game notes for tonight. pic.twitter.com/T1RaGi0q69— Eric Fisher (@EricFisherSBG) June 18, 2019ESPN reports that if the White Sox take this action, then other teams could extend netting in their stadiums before the end of the 2019 season.“I think it’s great," Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito said before Tuesday night’s game at Wrigley Field. “I see the counter arguments like, ‘Don’t sit there’ or ‘Just pay attention to the game.’ Dude, no matter how much you’re paying attention to the game, if that thing’s coming in 115 miles an hour with tail, no matter if you have a glove this big, it could hit you right in the forehead. 夜网论坛 ”I hate seeing young kids get hit, having to go to the hospital. It just leaves a sick feeling in all of our stomachs.”Despite the growing debate, commissioner R[......]