The Chicago White Sox are extending the netting that protects fans all the way to the foul poles at Guaranteed Rate Field. The project is expected to be complete before the Sox next home game on July 22nd.
The Chicago White Sox will become the first major league team to extend their netting to the foul poles. All 30 MLB teams had extended the protective netting to at least the far ends of the dugouts by the start of the 2018 season, following recommendations by the league after several fans were injured by foul balls and even part of a broken bat in 2017. But after a couple of fan injuries got attention this spring that were caused by balls hit in the stands beyond the dugout, the White Sox have decided to expand the netting to the foul poles.