The Phillies and many other teams in baseball have been called upon to extend the netting along the baseline, and the Phils have done just that at Citizens Bank Park.
Saturday night Citizens Bank Park, the Phillies home stadium, played host to the final game of the PHL Unity Cup soccer tournament. When one fan arrived, he noticed a change from the last baseball game at CBP this year.
The league recommended that each team should have netting up anywhere within 70 feet of home plate. The Phillies met that call by extending their netting all the way towards the inside edge of the dugout.
“What year is this? 2016? It’s 2016 and fans keep getting hit by foul balls when you’re supposed to have a net to protect the fans. The fans give you the money, so you should protect them, right? We’re worried about speeding up the game. Why don’t you put up a net and protect all the fans?”