Scary moments in Milwaukee, where a fan sitting behind the Brewers’ dugout was hit in the face by a foul ball off the bat of Eury Perez in the ninth inning. The game was stopped for nine minutes and the fan with EMT’s, having walked slowly to a wheelchair at the end of the aisle, with a towel wrapped on her forehead.
Mark Bowman of MLB.com spoke to Andrelton Simmons about it after the game. And the man who may be the best defensive player on planet Earth said that even he wouldn’t sit in those seats without more protective netting:
Simmons expressed hope that Major League teams will begin extending the protective nets down the baselines to shield fans from becoming unfortunate victims of these kinds of events.
“Sometimes you wish the net was bigger to at least cover the people that don’t have time to react,” Simmons said. “I wouldn’t sit that close without a net.”
If even Simmons, a man who can stop anything, wouldn’t sit there, how people do it all the time is beyond me.