William Weinbaum ESPN
A girl soon to turn 2 was struck in the head 9/20/17 by a foul liner at Yankee Stadium, had skull fractures & brain bleeds and was in the ICU with a feeding tube & seizure monitors. Exactly a year later, her father Geoff Jacobson told ESPN: "Progress has continued. While some things will be monitored for years to come, my daughter gets to go about her days like your average toddler. It's been a long and stressful year, but my wife and I got to hug our daughter tight this morning, so it's hard to feel anything less than blessed." Unlike the minors & colleges, all 30 MLB parks now have safety netting to at least the far ends of both dugouts. "I'm not quite sure how the events of a year ago didn't inspire ballparks at all levels to extend netting and evaluate safety," Jacobson said. "It was our hope that my daughter would be the last of these injuries, but sadly, stadiums across America continue to roll the dice."