Safety & Security: Spectator Safety
Fatal Fall the Third at Turner Field Since 2008
by Alexis Stevens August 2015
A longtime Atlanta Braves season ticket-holder was seen passionately rooting against a Yankees slugger when the fan toppled over the upper-level railing at Turner Field on Saturday night, falling to his death on the concrete at least 40 feet below.
Atlanta Death: It's Past Time for MLB Safety Changes
by Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY Sports August 2015
We've seen enough. We've heard enough. Oh, and how we've mourned enough. Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred might hear resistance from team owners and objections from valued season ticketholders, but he no longer has a choice. It's time for a drastic change to ballpark safety.
MLB's Manfred: Fan Safety a 'Serious Concern'
by Ryan Lawrence; Daily News Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org August 2015
One of the issues commissioner Rob Manfred brought up was the individual design of each ballpark and how that complicates what the sport would surely like to be a uniform set of netting dimensions.
Opinion: Extended Safety Nets at MLB Parks a Must
by Michael Arace, The Columbus Dispatch August 2015
Major League Baseball can avoid killing a fan. It can. Just hang the nets. Baseball players can stop cringing every time a foul ball whistles above one of the dugouts, or a chunk of a shattered bat rockets into the crowd. There is no need to have blood on anyone's hands.
Opinion: Put Up Netting Before an MLB Fan Gets Killed
by Rick Morrissey August 2015
Baseballs traveling into the stands at 100 m.p.h. don't care if you're paying attention to the action on the field. They don't care if you have the concentration powers of a stalking lion.
Foul Ball Injury Revives Spectator-Safety Concerns
by Wire service reports August 2015
A day after hitting a foul ball that injured a fan behind the Detroit dugout, Anthony Gose said there's nothing a spectator in that situation can do.
Water-Safety Program a Hit in Drowning Hot Spot
by Mike Salinero, Tribune staff August 2015
Florida, the nation's third most-populous state, ranks No. 1 on one of the sadder lists of statistics - the rate of accidental drownings among kids age 4 and younger.
13-Year-Old Boy Hurt in Deck Fall at CenturyLink Field
by Laura Godlewski August 2015
A 13-year-old boy attending a Taylor Swift concert at CenturyLink Field in Seattle was injured when he fell from the 300 level of the stadium to the 200 level.
NBC Suspends Use of Batboys, More Reaction to 9YO's Death
by Erik Brady and Joe Lemire, @ByErikBrady and @LemireJoe, USA TODAY Sports August 2015
The father of Kaiser Carlile, the 9-year-old batboy who died after being struck in the head by an errant swing, spoke publicly for the first time Monday as the National Baseball Congress suspended use of batboys and batgirls for the remainder of its World Series in Wichita.
Miller Park Foul Ball Victim a Millimeter from Death
by Marion Renault, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel July 2015
"Doctors told her if her head was turned a millimeter to the left or the right, she would have been dead on the spot." From where Deedee Townsend sat - a prime spot behind the Milwaukee Brewers' dugout - the crack of the bat echoed.