The Love And Risks Of Baseball Case Study

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The Love and Risks of Baseball Baseball is America’s past time. All it takes is one crack of the bat or the smell of peanuts and cracker jacks and you’re instantly hooked on the game. One reason fans love baseball so much is because they play more games than any other sport which brings the fans even closer. One of the rising debates in the Major League Baseball (MLB) Association is the safety of the fans. Over 100 fans are either struck by foul balls or broken bats each year and are seriously injured. It’s the MLB’s responsibility to protect those fans. One the most effective ways they can do this is by putting up extra netting along the foul pole line at every MLB field. This will help to prevent fan injuries and the long-term effects that follow such injuries such as medical bills and law suits. It is every …show more content…

One of the biggest fears for a MLB player is to injure a fan as a result of one of their foul balls. Justin Verlander, pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, was asked the question about fan safety he said “It seems like something happens once a game, where a ball just misses a fan, inevitably, it’s always small kids or a woman that you know. It’s something that needs to be looked at, hopefully before someone’s life gets taken”. Fans and players alike are concerned for the overall wellbeing of the fans. The National Hockey League (NHL) had the same problem 20 years ago where pucks would fly up in the crowd striking and injuring fans.. The NHL was not concerned about he dangers until March 20, 2002 when sadly a puck went flying into the stands striking a 13-year-old girl and killed her. Immediately after this incident, the NHL made every hockey rink have safety netting up at both ends of the ice rink. Since then, there have been no incidences of fans being struck by pucks. The MLB needs to take a stand before someone’s life is

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that baseball is america's past time, and that the safety of the fans is a rising debate in the major league baseball (mlb) association.
  • Opines that baseball fans dream of being lucky enough to catch a ball or broken bat that flies into the crowd, but the mlb doesn't help them.
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