Bud Selig

Schmuck: New safety netting is likely coming to Oriole Park, and it's about time

Schmuck: New safety netting is likely coming to Oriole Park, and it's about time

The Orioles have remained strangely silent while six more major league teams indicated over the past week that they will extend safety netting beyond their dugouts to protect their most vulnerable fans from flying bats and foul balls. But it seems highly likely that the Orioles will follow suit before Opening Day 2018.

Why there is still any question about the issue is a mystery, since Major League Baseball appears to be leaning toward the baseball-wide mandate it should have imposed long before last week’s ugly incident in which a child was severely injured by a 105 mph foul ball at Yankee Stadium.

In fact, it’s hard to find anybody inside the sport who is against extending...

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