What’s the Deal With the Protective Netting at Fenway Park?
It happened again last night.
According to a report from the news tribune,
A man sitting in the box seats at Wednesday night's Red Sox game was hit on the forehead by a bat that slipped out of Devon Travis' hands in the eighth inning.
I, like all of Red Sox Nation, LOVE Fenway Park. Whenever I go there, there's magic in that place, but for the love of all that is holy, somebody needs to invent a better net to catch the flying bats and balls.
The guy who got hit yesterday seemed to be okay and I don't know his reaction to what happened is, however, even if you have your eyes on the game, you may get in the way through no fault of your own. I'm not saying that you shouldn't take personal responsibility, but man, I can't help but think if I have to pay $4.00 for a bottle of water, I should be protected, no matter what. What if I'm digging in to a bag o' nuts or reaching for my 2nd or 3rd beer?
This is not the first time that someone has been hit by a baseball bat. Over two years ago, another guy had to get 10 stitches from a flying bat. In the report, he was looking forward to going back to our beloved Fenway and I'm hopeful, that's the case with the most recent accident.
THREE years ago, this happened too: (the audio is hard to listen to...not a real person)
C'mon Mr. Henry. You can make a call and get this fixed. I know you can. We will never stop going to Fenway Park, ever, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't do something about it. Maybe you're trying and if so, thank you.