Luckily no one was hurt last night at the Peoria Chief’s game, after a bat went flying into the stands.
Just Wednesday the Chicago White Sox began to install more netting at Guaranteed Rate Field.
In attempt to help keep fans safe from foul balls and lose bats.
Just a few months ago a 2-year-old was rushed to the hospital after getting hit by a foul ball at the Cubs – Astros game.
After that game we spoke to the Chiefs General Manager, Jason Mott, and asked if there would be extra netting put up.
At that time they told us it was not in their budget because they needed new lighting in order to play.
After last night’s potentially scary incident, we asked if the answer has changed.
“The lights became an issue where Minor League Baseball wasn’t going to let us play with those lights. So, at that point the netting had to be pushed back a year and that’s something we’re going to address in the off season we’re going to extend the net probably to the dug out at least. You can’t play baseball without lights, unfortunately that took precedence so it’s at the top of the list for 2020,” says Jason Mott.
General Manager, Jason Mott, also says that the safety of their fans is a top priority.