Senators Richard Durbin and Tammy Duckworth wrote a letter to Commissioner Rob Manfred urging him to release data on which seats at ballparks are most vulnerable to dangerous line drives, according to a report by Billy Witz in The New York Times.
The senators raised questions about whether MLB is doing enough to protect its fans from foul balls, writing a letter to Commissioner Rob Manfred urging him to release data that teams may be collecting on which seats are most vulnerable at their ballparks.
The senators, Richard Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, both Democrats from Illinois, wrote in the letter to Manfred that making more data about injuries available to the public — and creating an injury registry — would “help evaluate the voluntary safety measures that many teams are implementing.”
“This will provide a more honest public dialogue and help protect baseball’s biggest (and littlest) fans,” they wrote.
The letter comes amid a spate of injuries that came as a result of foul balls in recent months, the latest occurring on Sunday when a woman was hospitalized after being hit in the head by a foul ball at a game in Arlington, Tex., between the Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers.
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