They’ve extended the screens further down the lines in most parks, but balls can still fly into the crowd, obviously. If they’re high enough or if they’re on above or past the dugout.
Bats can fly too. As Cubs’ infielder Addison Russell and Baxter, the Diamondbacks’ Bobcat mascot, who got hit with the bat on the ricochet can attest.
In other news: a team with a snake name has a bobcat mascot and no one thinks this is weird except me, apparently. They should make a big fluffy snake mascot costume. Or maybe something like this. That thing scared the heck out of me when I was a kid. Decent flick, though, if overlooked.
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