Several MLB teams have extended protective netting down the foul lines, but the screens at Globe Life Park ends just past the dugouts, according to USA Today. The netting at other parks has been added to protect fans from line drives, as several people have been injured by baseballs over the past few years.
The Chicago White Sox were the first major league team to extend netting from the dugouts to the foul poles, the Chicago Tribune reported. The move came after Eloy Jimenez hit a sharp foul into the seats at Guaranteed Rate Field on June 10 and injured a woman, the newspaper reported. In May, Albert Almora Jr.'s foul ball struck and injured a small child in Houston. On June 23, a woman was injured at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles when she was struck by a foul ball hit by Cody Bellinger.
On Aug. 25, 2018, Linda Goldbloom, 79, was hit by a foul ball during the ninth inning of a game at Dodger Stadium. Goldbloom, who was celebrating her birthday and her 59th wedding anniversary, died four days later after emergency brain surgery, KTLA reported.
Calhoun's first career triple in the seventh inning cleared the bases and led the Rangers to a 9-4 victory,against Tigers, the Star-Telegram reported.