Dodgers To Extend Protective Netting In August

As the Dodgers made two huge announcements earlier today, there comes word that a third announcement is in the works.

Arash Markazi of the Los Angeles Times is reporting in his latest article that two officials within the organization, both of whom chose to remain anonymous due to an official statement not yet being released, stated that the franchise plans to extend protective netting to shield fans from foul balls by next month.

One of those two officials stated the following, “Fan safety is of the utmost importance to the Dodgers and during the offseason, we began the process of studying how the netting at Dodger Stadium could be configured to provide better protection for our fans. Once this study is completed, the team will implement the recommended changes and extend the netting at Dodger Stadium. The team will provide more information on the project timeline and scope when available.”

This news comes in response following pressure by the family of 79-year-old Linda Goldbloom as well as an incident last month involving 13-year-old Kaitlyn Salazar. Goldbloom was sitting in the loge section behind home plate just above the netting when she was struck by a foul ball. She died four days later. Salazar was sitting on the first base side of field level just beyond the netting when she was struck by a foul ball. She suffered a concussion and whiplash.

No official date has been set yet as no official announcement has yet to be made. However, it is expected to happen sooner rather than later.

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