FoulBallz.com has received publicity from a variety of sources. Focused primarily on being the only warehouse of information about foul ball stats and information, FoulBallz has been at the forefront of the discussion on fan safety, being contacted and cited by several credible sources.
“Baseball Caught Looking as Fouls Injure 1,750 Fans a Year – Bloomberg: Baseball Caught Looking as Fouls Injure 1,750 Fans a Year” by David Glovin of Bloomberg News. That 1750 is ALL injuries, roughly 90% of which are self-inflicted in some manner.
Catch me on Baseball Talk Radio chatting about foul ball dangers, netting and the need for fans to use common sense while at games. (April 2018)
Jayson Stark of ESPN and I spoke about the current move calling for extended netting and additional fan safety in this piece: “Why protecting fans is complicated.”
“Smith: Foul balls part of the fun – and long shot danger – in going to a major league baseball game” by Marcia C. Smith of the Orange Country Register.
After a fan was seriously injured by a shattered bat at a Red Sox game on June 5, 2015, FoulBallz was contacted to discuss safety at MLB parks. Enjoy this story fan safety article by Laura Krantz (interviewer), Kathy McCabe and Michael Vega: “Fan’s injury highlights hazards at ballparks”.
FoulBallz was also featured in Bob Nightengale’s piece, “Nightengale: MLB must increase netting at all ballparks.”
Cited in brief written by General Counsel for MLB and submitted in an appeal for ATLANTA NATIONAL LEAGUE BASEBALL CLUB, INC. v. F. F. INDIVIDUALLY et al. Atlanta_Braves_Brief .
G. Allen Johnson of RealClear.com used FoulBallz.com information to produce this really cool list “8 Facts You Didn’t Know About Foul Balls, And Why The Danger Is Rising.”
(2019) Hoornstra: Dodger fan’s death is more than a cautionary tale about foul balls. Interviewed for the piece.