Listen, there were very fine people on both sides of that monster dinger.
Playing with an obvious and vulnerable injury? He’s lucky Marchand is on his team, not the Blues.
Yeah. I actually liked him more as I read down through his tweets. So that kinda backfired.
I’ve found it strange to see sincere expressions of empathy since, oh, about 2016...
This is my nightmare. We (me, my parents, my sister and her husband) took my niece to her first ballgame last year, and this was a legit concern I had when I bought the tickets. We usually sit in the sections after the netting ends. Not this time. I got us behind the netting. The second time we took her to a game, we… Read more
When I go to games and sit behind the nets, the one thing I don’t hear people say is “If only this net wasn’t here, I’d have a much better view of the game”.
When I was 8 Dean Palmer fouled a laser directly at my dad’s head while he was talking to me. Thankfully I wasn’t listening very well and yelled when I saw it coming for us and he moved at the last second. It directly hit the beer of a big boy sitting behind my dad, causing it to explode all over everyone in the… Read more
I think people ignore how much closer fans are to the field in these new parks. Oakland Coliseum, you can get up, buy a hotdog and return to your front row seats before a foul ball will reach you.
Not to be a downer, but all that means nothing, so I hope we all don’t just use that as “well, story’s over”. The girl who died at the Blue Jackets game (which led to the introduction of netting in the NHL) was up and about right after being hit before she died 2 days after being hit.
Nope; it should have been done a while ago.
The stadiums are designed to distract you no matter what age you are, even when players are at-bat. Vendors, stuff on the video boards, food and drink...the teams/orgs themselves are doing what they can to keep you from paying full attention.
And nevermind how fucking fast… Read more
Is it time to talk about netting at all MLB games as they do in NASCAR, or is that being a bit over-reactionary?