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Phillies' Galvis Calls For More Safety Netting In MLB After Line Drive Hits Young Girl

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 23 / 16

Phillies SS Freddy Galvis has made a "plea for greater fan safety" at ballparks after a foul ball he hit struck a "young girl in the face at Citizens Bank Park" on Saturday night, according to Bob Ford of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. Galvis said, "What year is this? 2016? It's 2016, and fans keep gett...

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