Foul Ball Week in Review (May 23-29): Players & Umps & the Foul Ball Funnel Cake
We are now well into the 2016 MLB season. It’s been an interesting one for sure when it comes to foul balls. Not only did a fan get smoked with a foul THROUGH the netting within the first week of the season, but fans are still getting seriously hurt. The reason is one we need to explore further, but before we do here are some of the foul ball highlights for the time being from the week of May 23-29:
RUNNING TOTAL OF FOUL BALL FACIALS
After 57 days of games, the official Twitter reported total for MLB games of fans hit in the face area by a foul ball was at 56. This is ONLY those #FoulBallFacials self-reported on Twitter. If I were to search Instagram and other social media sites, I’m guessing that total may be double.
My unofficial records for the last two seasons show the number of facials has not changed at all since the netting went up. In 2015 by this time there were 53 and in the 2014 season there were 55. So what’s the point of netting if it’s really not doing anything? The angles haven’t been cut down to save those most in danger (family seating areas and tempered “hockey” glass would help more and be less expensive).
FOUL BALL FUNNEL CAKE
Now this was cool! The angle on this foul was virtually unheard of in my experience working on FoulBallz.com. There are plenty of live drive fouls, and a number find their way into the concourse, bounce and his fans, but to deep fry the ball is a new one.
Check out the story about George Springer hitting the funnel cake foul ball.
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