Los Angeles Times

It's time now for major league teams to expand netting to protect fans as much as possible

The television is almost always on in baseball clubhouses, though players rarely do more than glance at the screen while they go about their pregame routines. But images on Wednesday from Yankee Stadium, where a young girl was hit in the face with a foul ball, disrupted the Angels' routines and drew their fearful attention.

"A few of us in here saw it and quickly said a prayer for her. That's scary stuff," pitcher Matt Shoemaker said Thursday. "I'm actually glad they didn't cover it a lot on the news

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