Major League Baseball announces extended netting will be in every ball park this season

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Mike Hartsock provides an optimistic view from Great American Ball Park.

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Major League Baseball fans will find extended netting at every ballpark in the league this season.

That announcement came from the league Thursday morning, roughly two weeks before the start of spring training.

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“Providing baseball fans with a variety of seating options when they come to the ballpark, including seats behind protective netting, is important,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “Major League clubs are constantly evaluating the coverage and design of their ballpark netting and I am pleased that they are providing fans an increased inventory of protected seats.”

The Cincinnati Reds announced late last summer they would extend netting at Great American Ball Park in 2018.

The Dayton Dragons installed extended netting at Fifth Third Field prior to last season.

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