Thursday, February 1, 2018

All Thirty MLB Teams Will Expand Fan Protective Netting

With the addition of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Rays, all thirty MLB teams will provide expanded protective netting for Opening Day 2018. Said MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, "Providing baseball fans with a variety of seating options when they come to the ballpark, including seats behind protective netting, is important. Major League Clubs are constantly evaluating the coverage and design of their ballpark netting and I am pleased that they are providing fans an increased inventory of protected seats." While these added protections may provide a short-term visual annoyance for some fans, the long-term benefits of enhanced fan safety far outweigh any downside.