Chicago White Sox Take A Major Step to Protect Baseball Fans In The Stands

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One Major League Baseball team is taking the lead to protect baseball fans at the ballpark in Chicago.

Work crews have begun extending the protective netting to the foul poles at Guaranteed Rate Field.

It’s a step the Chicago White Sox are taking following a couple of high-profile injuries this season.

The White Sox became the first major league team to take the step after a liner by Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. struck a 4-year-old girl in Houston in May.

A woman was hit by a foul ball off the bat of White Sox slugger Eloy Jimnez in Chicago on June 10.

The new netting will be in place by June 22 when the White Sox return home to host the Miami Marlins.

Tony Cornish Jr.

Tony Cornish Jr.

Tony is the Sports Director for WGEM News.

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