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Citizens Bank Park

Fan at Phils game hurt soon after Manfred talks about safety

A woman was injured by a foul ball at a Philadelphia Phillies game Thursday night, hours after the Major League Baseball commissioner was at the stadium and spoke about increasing fan safety. Commissioner Rob Manfred talked at Citizens Bank Park before the New York Mets played the Phillies. He said there was a chance that extra safety nets could be put up around the majors as early as next season. In the second inning, a fan sitting five rows off the field was hit in the forehead by a foul off the bat of Freddy Galvis of the Phillies. The team said she was evaluated and didn't need to go to a hospital. Several fans at big league games have been hurt by foul balls and flying bats this...