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20:51  20 june  2019
20:51  20 june  2019 Source:   thescore.com

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Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill phoned Major League Baseball on Tuesday to advocate for extending the protective netting at ballparks.

"It’s such a little investment to protect a life," Hill said, according to Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times. "Everybody puts their seat belt on when they get in a car. Times change. A lot of things have changed to indicate in these circumstances that we’re in a different time. That’s it. Period. And I don’t think anybody will be upset by that."

Hill, in essence, hopes the league will follow the example set by the Chicago White Sox, who recently announced their plans to extend the netting to the foul poles at Guaranteed Rate Field. The decision was made after a young girl was struck in the head by a foul ball at Houston's Minute Maid Park in May.

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In a statement Thursday, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred called the events "Over the past few seasons MLB has worked with our clubs to expand the amount of netting in our Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, told Manfred in a letter to push to extend safety netting from 10 to

Major League Baseball announced Thursday morning that all 30 of its teams will have extended netting at their respective ballparks in 2018. "Providing baseball fans with a variety of seating options when they come to the ballpark, including seats behind protective netting , is important

Dodger Stadium has seen its share of safety-related incidents recently. Last August, 79-year-old Linda Goldbloom was struck and ultimately killed by a foul ball. A boy was also hit by a line drive during batting practice earlier this season, which "scared the (crap)" out of Hill.

"One more fan having a severe injury or, in a really unfortunate situation, a death, is something that is unacceptable," Hill explained. "You come to the ballpark for a reprieve and to take a break from the hectic schedule of life to enjoy watching us go out there and play. And you want to feel comfortable and safe."

A Dodgers spokesperson declined to comment on whether the organization plans to extend protective netting at its home field, Castillo added.

White Sox to become 1st MLB team to extend netting to foul poles

White Sox to become 1st MLB team to extend netting to foul poles The Chicago White Sox are taking a big step forward to ensure fans are safe during games. In coordination with the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, the White Sox announced Tuesday they plan to extend the protective netting at Guaranteed Rate Field to the foul poles, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times. Changes are expected to be made "as soon as possible," although no specific plans for how the netting will look were detailed by the team, according to James Fegan of The Athletic. The White Sox would become the first MLB team to extend their home ballpark's protective netting in such a manner.

Major League Baseball , in an effort to help protect fans, announced that all ballparks will have expanded protective netting extending to at least the far The push for an expansion increased last year after a series of spectator injuries. The move comes after incidents where fans have been injured

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