The Reds have announced plans to extend safety netting to the end of the dugouts for the 2018 season following the gruesome injury to a child at Yankee Stadium this week. Thursday's announcement came after a 4-year-old girl was hit in the face by a foul line-drive hit by former Red Todd Frazier. The Reds also said they would replace the current netting behind home plate. Here is the statement from the Reds: "The Cincinnati Reds plan to install additional netting at Great American Ball Park for the 2018 season, extending new netting to the end of each dugout and replacing the existing netting behind home plate. "The Reds’ ongoing commitment to providing the best ballpark experience includes maintaining the safety and security of our fans. "The expanded netting will be installed during the offseason and will be in place by Opening Day 2018, when the Reds take on the Washington Nationals at 4:10 p.m. ET. "The existing netting meets Major League Baseball’s recommended guidelines, and the new netting will go beyond the standards established by the Commissioner’s Office. "Further information will be available upon installation."
Reds will extend safety netting for 2018 following latest ballpark injury
WCPO Cincinnati | Sep 21