Last month, Albert Almora Jr. was at the center of a devastating scene involving a stray foul ball. (Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports)
Last month, Albert Almora Jr. was at the center of a devastating scene involving a stray foul ball. (Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports)

WATCH: Albert Almora Jr. shares his thoughts on White Sox extending protective netting


by - Senior Writer -

CHICAGO — On Tuesday, the Chicago White Sox announced that, at some point this summer, the netting at Guaranteed Rate Field will be extended from foul pole to foul pole, with the announcement coming in the wake of the scary incident at Minute Maid Park in Houston involving Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. In late May, with the Cubs taking on the Houston Astros, Almora hit a foul ball that hit a little girl seated down the third baseline, leaving Almora devastated.

While the young girl turned out to be just fine following a trip to the emergency room, Almora was shaken by the ordeal and called for major-league ballparks to have their protective netting extended down the foul lines. Therefore, Almora was pleased to hear that the White Sox would be implementing that change at their park, and he was asked about it prior to the Cubs' matchup with the White Sox at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. Saying that he doesn't want to see any fans going home with "bumps or bruises," Almora had his sentiments echoed by White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez, who also supported the expansion of the protective netting.

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