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Protective netting at baseball games and the risks fans face

Posted at 1:02 PM, Jun 25, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Sunday, a fan at a Major League Baseball (MLB) game was struck by a foul ball, leaving her injured but still willing to finish the game. Last year, a 12-year-old girl at the College Home Run Derby wasn't so lucky. In response to events like these, some MLB teams are making changes to protect fans but what about here in Omaha?

Tonight on 3 News Now Live at 6, Reporter Phil Bergman will tell you why protective netting isn't being used at the College World Series and also what risks fans could face as a result.

We'll also be looking at the possibility of severe weather in our area and 3 News Now Reporter Ruta Ulcinaite will tell you everything you need to know about firework season in the Metro to keep you and others safe.

See also: Condition of girl hit with College Home Run Derby ball improving

See also: Another baseball fan was injured by a sharply-hit foul ball on Sunday, this time at Dodger Stadium