Quote of the Day

"Every stadium needs to have nets. That’s it. I don’t care about the damn view of a fan. It’s all about safety."
-- Twins 2B Brian Dozier, following a young girl being hit with a foul ball at Yankee Stadium. (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 9/21)
Thursday September 21, 2017 Vol. 24 — No. 8 Print This Issue

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  • Putting Safety First

    Frazier's line-drive likely would not have reached the stands if netting were extended

    A young girl who was "seated directly behind the third-base dugout" at Yankee Stadium was hit in the face yesterday by a foul ball, adding to the debate about what MLB "should do to better protect its fans," according to Wallace Matthews of the N.Y. TIMES. Teams in '15 "agreed to extend the traditional protective netting behind home plate to at least the inner edge of both dugouts." A third of the teams have "extended the netting further, to at least the far end of the dugout," but the Yankees are not one of them. If Yankee Stadium had netting in place that "did stretch to the far end of the third-base dugout," the line drive hit by Yankees 3B Todd Frazier likely "would not have reached the stands." The incident will "almost certa ...

  • Wish I Knew You

    Lakers sign e-commerce company to patch deal worth $12-14M annually.

  • Bigger Than Football?

    Current, former NFLers reach out to Goodell for support with recent activism efforts.

  • No Worries Here

    PyeongChang officials emphasize security, culture during medal design unveiling.

  • Family Ties

    Christopher Johnson is the lone man in charge of the Jets, for better or worse.

  • Wait & See Approach

    West Virginia AD: Good can come from Learfield-IMG College merger.

  • Alexander's Fate

    Ovechkin's endorsement deal with Bauer expires; could return to CCM occur?

  • How May I Help You?

    Personal touches and perks place the Pelicans atop the NBA in season-ticket holder satisfaction.

  • The Boren Identity

    OU president, a key figure in Big 12 issues, to step down in '18.

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