A red light has been put on safety at major league stadiums.
‘The Athletic’ reported on the 30th (Korean time) that the Major League Players Union expressed concern about safety accidents that occurred at two recent stadiums.스포츠토토
Recently, two incidents have occurred in the major leagues that could raise concerns about stadium safety.
One took place last Friday in local time at Guaranteed Rated Field, home of the Chicago White Sox. Two spectators sitting in the outfield stands were shot.
There was no major commotion at the time, and the game went on normally, but the circumstances of the gunshot wound were not revealed. Investigations are still ongoing as to how the shooting happened at a major league stadium where gun possession is prohibited.
Regarding this, Fred Waller, interim police chief of the Chicago Police Department, said in an interview with local media, “The possibility that a gun was fired outside the stadium has been completely ruled out.”
Another accident occurred at Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies. A crowd stormed into the bottom of the seventh inning of a game between the Atlanta Braves and Colorado on Monday local time.
In the major leagues, crowd intrusion often happens. But this time it was a little more dangerous. Fans rushed to Atlanta outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. and hugged him.
In the process of subduing these fans, the bodyguards who entered the ground caused a dire situation in which Acuña also fell down.
Fortunately, the player passed without major injuries, but the player’s safety was seriously concerned.
The Major League Players Union said in a statement that it was “taking the matter very seriously” and that the director of safety had contacted Major League Baseball security officers and local law enforcement to discuss the issue.
He added that he is providing relevant information to players from time to time and is reviewing the safety-related procedures of each club and stadium.
Invading the field at a Major League Baseball stadium is a dangerous act not only for the players, but also for the fans in question.
The Athletic quoted an official from the Major League Secretariat and said that fans who invaded the stadium could receive disciplinary action from the club and league secretariat, such as a permanent ban, and may be punished by the judicial authorities.