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MLB announces netting will be extended at all 30 ballparks before Opening Day

MLB announces netting will be extended at all 30 ballparks before Opening Day

Major League Baseball announced Thursday morning that all of its ballparks will have protective netting extending to at least the far ends of both dugouts by Opening Day in late March.

“Providing baseball fans with a variety of seating options when they come to the ballpark, including seats behind protective netting, is important,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “Major league clubs are constantly evaluating the coverage and design of their ballpark netting and I am pleased that they are providing fans an increased inventory of protected seats.”

When the Tampa Bay Rays and Arizona Diamondbacks announced Wednesday that they...

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