Woman Hurt by Foul Ball in Philly, After MLB Chief Speaks About Fan Safety
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman has been injured by a foul ball at a Philadelphia Phillies game, hours after the Major League Baseball commissioner was at the stadium and spoke about fan safety.
Commissioner Rob Manfred talked at Citizens Bank Park before the New York Mets played the Phillies last night. He said there was a chance that protective changes could be made as early as next season.
Several fans around the majors have been hurt by foul balls and flying bats this season. The injuries have prompted players and others to call for extra safety netting at ballparks.
In the second inning, a fan sitting five rows off the field was hit in the forehead by a foul off the bat of Freddy Galvis of the Phillies.
The woman was sitting just to the right of where the netting ends.