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#pounditMonday, May 10, 2021

Brad Ziegler rips fans who are opposed to extended stadium netting

There has been another groundswell in support for extended netting in Major League Baseball stadiums, and it’s not just from concerned fans.

One player, Miami Marlins reliever Brad Ziegler, was quite critical of fans who oppose extended netting in light of the injuries suffered by a two-year-old girl as a result of a foul ball at Yankee Stadium. In a series of tweets, Ziegler told fans who were opposed to extended netting that they should just stay home if they hate it that much.

Many players have spoken of their desire to see the nets extended, and it seems much of the resistance has come from higher-paying fans who want unobstructed views. Three teams have already announced they will extend the protective netting down both lines for 2018 following the scary incident — though the Yankees are, so far, not one of them.

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