Despite Precautions, Baseball Hasn't Made Stands Fully Safe
Even with nets in place, wayward balls and, to a lesser extent, shattered bats can make foul territory a dangerous place.By Evan Thomas | June 6, 2015
A woman struck by a shattered bat at Friday night’s Red Sox-Athletics game remains in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The fragment hit her in the head during the second inning. The ball went fair, but part of the bat broke off and entered the stands. She was rushed off the field on a stretcher.
Oakland third baseman Brett Lawrie, whose bat shattered, told the Boston Globe said he was keeping the woman in his thoughts. He also lamented that much of the onus is on spectators to stay alert.