Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 10/4/14
In some sports there are inherent risks that come with being a spectator. Take baseball for example. If you’re on the first or third base line, you’re in that prime area for a foul ball to come barreling in your direction. I believe it’s safe to say that the majority of folks know that going into a game, but just in case, baseball makes sure let you know in the small print on your ticket. (Yes, you’re agreeing to EVERYTHING written on that ticket when you waltz into any sporting event, whether you’ve read it or not.) Common sense aside, you still those annual  made-for-TV incidents where someone is too busy texting to focus on the small white missile screaming in your direction. Lets take a step back though. In the lawsuit friendly America we live in, every sport has taken steps to assure they minimize the potential harm to their fans. Baseball has long had a backstop, preventing fans behind home plate from receiving a shotgun blast to the face from a foul ball tipping off a bat at 110 miles per hour. It was probably the first sort of protective measure I could find, dating back to the [...]
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