“I think it’s great for the fan experience and safety,” Snitker said Tuesday. “I don’t know that there’s anybody that puts a uniform on that doesn’t embrace that and isn’t a fan of it. I think it’s a great move for the Braves to do that.”
The Braves join 10 other MLB teams that have announced this summer plans to extend the netting to or near the foul poles in their stadiums to protect fans from injuries inflicted by line-drive foul balls. A few of those teams already have completed the work, and others have said they’ll do so by the start of next season, if not before.
“This is the right move, and hopefully all the other teams start doing it very soon, too,” Freeman said.