Doctor: Unsafe Ballparks Can and Should Be Fixed
At almost every Major and Minor League Baseball game, one person sustains an injury from a flying object. While this may seem like an accident (like the Fenway fan almost killed), serious injuries happen frequently, pose major threats to spectators and are preventable. read more
An active shooter is defined by the federal government as "an individual engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area, typically through the use of firearms." Active-shooter incidents in the United States have increased exponentially from 2000 to 2013, and over the past seven years the U.S. has averaged 16.4 active-shooter incidents per year, which equates to roughly one every three weeks.
Op-Ed: Ban Maple Baseball Bats
Memo to: Rob Manfred, commissioner, Major League Baseball CC: Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; America’s baseball fans; parents and grandparents of America’s youngest baseball fans Mr. Commissioner, you have an urgent decision to make. read more
Should MLB Extend Netting from Dugout to Dugout?
As a fan injured by a broken bat continues her recovery, Brett Lawrie -- whose shattered lumber flew into the Fenway Park stands Friday -- and others continued the routine of playing games while pondering changes that might be necessary to prevent further incidents and injuries. read more