Hmm, I know there's been a lot of talk regarding safety at Dodger Stadium, and other MLB ballparks, but for me, bringing your glove to the game, in hopes of catching a foul ball, was an amazing part of the experience for me growing up.
Not to disregard the people who have been injured, but I'm hoping it's not the people who sit on their phones, and don't pay attention that are ruining for everyone else.
Mixed feelings for sure. Thoughts? Check out the official press release below:
DODGERS ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF NETTING EXTENSION AT DODGER STADIUM
LOS ANGELES –The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced that extended netting will be in place at Dodger Stadium when the team returns home on Monday, Sept. 2.
The team previously replaced the netting behind home plate and above both dugouts with a 33-foot net, an increase of eight feet. This week, the 33-foot netting was extended an additional 124 feet down the baselines, from both dugouts to the elbow bend in front of the baseline seats.
Dodger President & CEO Stan Kasten said, “The decisions to both raise and extend the nets at Dodger Stadium were made after extensive data analysis and consultation with both players and fans. We think these extensions to the netting greatly enhance fan safety while also keeping Dodger Stadium the welcoming and comfortable place it has always been.”
The old netting has been donated to the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, and will be used to help refurbish Jackie Robinson Stadium in the City Compton.
LADF in partnership with Kershaw’s Challenge will break ground in October for the Gonzales Park Dodgers Dreamfields, which include Jackie Robinson Stadium as well as two new fields.
The Los Angeles Dodgers franchise, with six World Series championships and 23 National League pennants since its beginnings in Brooklyn in 1890, is committed to a tradition of pride and excellence. The Dodgers are dedicated to supporting a culture of winning baseball, providing a first-class, fan-friendly experience at Dodger Stadium, and building a strong partnership with the community. With the highest cumulative fan attendance in Major League Baseball history, and a record of breaking barriers, the Dodgers are one of the most cherished sports franchises in the world.