BOSTON (WWLP) – The Boston Red Sox will be making some safety changes at Fenway Park, as a result of an incident where a woman was hit in the head by a piece of broken bat.
The incident happened back on June 6, during a game between the Red Sox and the visiting Oakland Athletics. Forty-four year-old Tonya Carpenter, a fan who had been sitting a few rows up on the third base line, suffered serious injuries after being hit by the piece of bat.
Major League Baseball investigated the incident, and spoke with representatives for all 30 teams. Because of their recommendations, the Sox will be expanding the netting behind the backstop for the upcoming season.
“The club is in the process of evaluating different design options to identify the best solution for Fenway Park, and is proactively reaching out to ticket holders most affected by the planned changes,” reads a statement from the Red Sox.