Safety nets

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - BASEBALL -

Eight years af­ter Mandy Cool­baugh pe­ti­tioned Ma­jor League Base­ball to ex­tend pro­tec­tive ball­park net­ting, Com­mis­sioner Rob Man­fred is­sued a rec­om­men­da­tion in De­cem­ber 2015 that ma­jor and mi­nor league ball­parks ex­tend net­ting 140 feet away from home plate. Some or­ga­ni­za­tions im­me­di­ately com­plied. Oth­ers still have not. Af­ter reach­ing out to 160 mi­nor-league teams re­gard­ing the dis­tance of its net­ting, the fol­low­ing graphic il­lus­trates the range of pro­tec­tive net­ting in some mi­nor-league ball­parks to­day:

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