Boy Injured by a Broken Bat at Yankee Stadium

Council Member Espinal Reiterates Calls to NYC Baseball Teams to Extend Protective Netting in Wake of Young Boy Injured by a Broken Bat at Yankee Stadium

NY Yankees StadiumA boy was struck on the head by a broken bat during the New York Yankees’ game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. The boy was carried out of the stands and required medical attention at the ballpark and after the game.

“No one should ever have to worry about going to a baseball game and leaving severely injured. The young boy hit by a shattered bat at last night’s Yankee game is a prime example of why it is important that our teams extend their netting ASAP. It becomes clearer and clearer that the seats immediately behind home plate are not the only seats that must be protected by netting. My legislation to require our NY teams to extend protective netting, would have shielded this boy who was sitting seven rows back on the third base side. A handful of teams across the country have already taken similar measures, it’s time for our hometown heroes step up. My thoughts are with this boy and his family and I wish him a speedy recovery,” said NYC Council Member Rafael Espinal (D-Bklyn) in a statement.

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