Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17

Thread: Woman killed by line drive foul ball at minor league game

  1. #1
    Maple SERP savafan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    17,564

    Woman killed by line drive foul ball at minor league game

    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Rally Onion! Chip R's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    34,345

    Re: Woman killed by line drive foul ball at minor league game

    I don't know why teams haven't extended the screens down the 1st and 3rd base lines.
    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rally-...24872650873160

  4. #3
    Member hebroncougar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    2,218

    Re: Woman killed by line drive foul ball at minor league game

    It's surprising it doesn't happen more often.

  5. #4
    The Boss dougdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    35,085

    Re: Woman killed by line drive foul ball at minor league game

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    I don't know why teams haven't extended the screens down the 1st and 3rd base lines.
    Because fans won't pay more for those tickets anymore (or at least as much as they currently do). Of course in the minor leagues, those tickets aren't much more than other seats are, so perhaps its a route they should really look at.

  6. #5
    Rally Onion! Chip R's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    34,345

    Re: Woman killed by line drive foul ball at minor league game

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Because fans won't pay more for those tickets anymore (or at least as much as they currently do). Of course in the minor leagues, those tickets aren't much more than other seats are, so perhaps its a route they should really look at.

    Sure they will. Where are the most expensive seats in the ballpark? Right behind home plate where there has been a screen there for ages. They certainly don't mind paying top dollar to sit behind a screen.
    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rally-...24872650873160

  7. #6
    Raaaaaaaandy guttle11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    4,118

    Re: Woman killed by line drive foul ball at minor league game

    I was at a Dayton Dragons game last year where a lady was hit in the forehead by the hardest foul liner I had ever seen. She was right above the dugout and never even had time to see it. She was knocked out cold for a good 10 minutes. Very scary, but she ended up with just a concussion and a new lease on life I'm sure.
    "I saw Wedding Crashers accidentally. I bought a ticket for Grizzly Man and went into the wrong theater. After an hour, I figured I was in the wrong theater, but I kept waiting. Thatís the thing about bear attacks. They come when you least expect it."-Dwight K. Schrute

  8. #7
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    42,319

    Re: Woman killed by line drive foul ball at minor league game

    Holy Owen Meany, eventually something will give as far as netting.

  9. #8
    My clutch is broken RichRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Posts
    3,868

    Re: Woman killed by line drive foul ball at minor league game

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Holy Owen Meany, eventually something will give as far as netting.
    Owen Meany is the first thing I thought of too.
    "I can make all the stadiums rock."
    -Air Supply

  10. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Newburgh, IN
    Posts
    3,458

    Re: Woman killed by line drive foul ball at minor league game

    Awful story! Her 1st game. You know she was just going with her husband and not paying much attention to the game.
    And This One Belongs to the REDS!!!

  11. #10
    The Boss dougdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    35,085

    Re: Woman killed by line drive foul ball at minor league game

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Sure they will. Where are the most expensive seats in the ballpark? Right behind home plate where there has been a screen there for ages. They certainly don't mind paying top dollar to sit behind a screen.
    Seats behind home plate are ideal because they are the best view. Its why the sections in the upper deck are always full right behind home plate and empty everywhere else up there.

  12. #11
    We Need Our Myths reds1869's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Overlooking GABP
    Posts
    4,448

    Re: Woman killed by line drive foul ball at minor league game

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Because fans won't pay more for those tickets anymore (or at least as much as they currently do). Of course in the minor leagues, those tickets aren't much more than other seats are, so perhaps its a route they should really look at.
    Hockey fans certainly don't have a problem shelling out for glass tickets. I realize the glass is transparent in a way netting isn't, but the view is still less clear than if you sit above glass level.

  13. #12
    The Boss dougdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    35,085

    Re: Woman killed by line drive foul ball at minor league game

    Quote Originally Posted by reds1869 View Post
    Hockey fans certainly don't have a problem shelling out for glass tickets. I realize the glass is transparent in a way netting isn't, but the view is still less clear than if you sit above glass level.
    You are also literally right on the action. I bet baseball fans would be fine sitting behind a net if the net lined up with the foul line.

  14. #13
    Rally Onion! Chip R's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    34,345

    Re: Woman killed by line drive foul ball at minor league game

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Seats behind home plate are ideal because they are the best view. Its why the sections in the upper deck are always full right behind home plate and empty everywhere else up there.
    So why don't they sit up higher then? Sure, some will complain at first but since it's being done for safety reasons, then they are going to look bad if they do complain. What I'm thinking is a netting that starts at the same height as the one behind home plate but gradually gets shorter till it is past the base on each side. Past that point, a foul ball hit into the stands will decrease in velocity and be less harmful for fans sitting there.
    The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rally-...24872650873160

  15. #14
    The Boss dougdirt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    35,085

    Re: Woman killed by line drive foul ball at minor league game

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    So why don't they sit up higher then?
    Because they want to be closer to the action and have a good chance at a foul ball.

  16. #15
    Member JaxRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    9,493

    Re: Woman killed by line drive foul ball at minor league game

    I know I don't want to sit behind netting. I'll take my chances.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25