Cubs hitter Albert Almora Jr. was in anguish Wednesday night in Houston after his line-drive foul ball struck a young girl. He knew immediately after making contact that hed sent a dangerous projectile into the stands. I want to put a net around the whole stadium, he said.
Thats an idea Major League baseball should consider. Foul balls are part of the game, and part of the fun. But only when a hitters mistimed swing delivers a lazy pop fly in your direction and I got it, I got it you make a heroic barehanded grab.
Line drives are something else. Major league foul balls can come off the bat at speeds that exceed 100 mph. Bats go flying, too.