Fan injuries spur MLB to call for netting at stadiums

After several gruesome incidents in which fans were struck by balls and shattered bats at games last season, Major League Baseball on Wednesday issued a recommendation for all 30 clubs to erect protective netting in front of the most exposed field-level seats from one dugout to the other.

Some clubs, like the Boston Red Sox, who had two patrons hospitalized after being struck at Fenway Park, immediately promised to comply with the voluntary directive. Most, if not all, teams are expected to join in before opening day.

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