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(New York Daily News)   NY Mets to extend safety netting to protect fans in the stands. New York Yankees: You come to our stadium, you take your chances   ( nydailynews.com) divider line
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2017-06-16 10:58:45 AM  
Yankees fans shouldn't get a foul ball to the noggin.

It's too good for 'em.

/i'll see myself out
 
2017-06-16 11:54:01 AM  
What are the Mets going to do to protect the team?
 
2017-06-16 11:56:05 AM  
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2017-06-16 12:05:07 PM  
Plans for similar expansion for their Double-A affiliate, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, are currently in discussion.

In related news, there's a minor league baseball team called the Rumble Ponies, and they are a Mets farm team because of course they are.
 
2017-06-16 12:37:05 PM  
Nobody sits in the seats closest to the field in Yankee Stadium anyways.
 
2017-06-16 12:47:16 PM  

Wellon Dowd: What are the Mets going to do to protect the team?


Miss the Playoffs so they don't have to play extra games.
 
2017-06-16 12:54:24 PM  
This is an easy fix. You put the ball on an elastic string so that it can't reach the stands. To encourage more viewership, if you hit the ball into a hole in the center field billboard, multiple balls are released into the field and runners can advance until they're all collected.

To speed up the game, relief pitchers will be delivered by giant tarantulas and to appease older fans, we'll now have the '7th inning grope'
 
2017-06-16 01:02:41 PM  
I was in the ER once like 20 years ago and they brought in a guy who got blasted it the face with a foul ball at a Mariners game. He seemed ok other than his eye being swollen up.
 
2017-06-16 01:15:31 PM  
A better idea to protect Mets fans would be to change the netting entirely to an opaque black curtain so the fans won't have to watch at all.
 
2017-06-16 01:16:48 PM  
"...and in use for all home games starting July 14."

Duh, it wouldn't be in use for away games, would it?
 
2017-06-16 01:59:43 PM  
And miss out on getting a free bat? No thanks.
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2017-06-16 02:53:01 PM  

WinoRhino: A better idea to protect Mets fans would be to change the netting entirely to an opaque black curtain so the fans won't have to watch at all.


What about people coming to see the road team.
 
2017-06-16 03:57:17 PM  
Fark you Mets, for making me say, "The Yankees got it right."

/off my perfect green blanket
//Michigan & Trumbull, represent
///because threesies
 
2017-06-16 07:58:20 PM  
I cannot believe I am going to say this, having quite happily hated the NY Yankees since 1977, but... Go Yankees. You go to a baseball game, you should expect the baseball to end up in the stands from time-to-time. Also, this would rob fans of the chance to engage in the time-honored tradition of fan interference when possibly-catchable foul balls happen.
 
2017-06-16 09:43:53 PM  

ClavellBCMI: I cannot believe I am going to say this, having quite happily hated the NY Yankees since 1977, but... Go Yankees. You go to a baseball game, you should expect the baseball to end up in the stands from time-to-time. Also, this would rob fans of the chance to engage in the time-honored tradition of fan interference when possibly-catchable foul balls happen.


I hadn't thought of it, but this will eliminate the infielder reaching into the stands to catch a pop foul. Maybe they should start the netting at the third row. In rows 1 and 2, it's survival of the fittest.
 
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