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Serious Injury at Fenway Park Leads to MLB Reconsidering Fans' Safety

At Fenway Park during a game between Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics , a fan was hit in the head by a broken bat causing what were initially life-threatening injuries. The fan’s condition has since improved from serious to fair. However, this incident has caused the Major League Baseball to rethink fan safety at stadiums. At the time of the incident the fan had been sitting in an area where there is no protective netting, a few rows between home plate the third base dugout.

Consequently there has been a proposal to extend the protective netting. Commissioner Rob Manfred has stated, “"When you have an issue like this, an incident like this, you have to go back and re-evaluate where you are on all of your safety issues and trust me, we will do that. Just like we are on a variety of issues right now at the beginning of my tenure." Individuals have suffered serious injuries at sporting events, and it is important to know your rights after being involved in an incident like this.

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