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Old 12-16-2017, 12:53 PM
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There's a ****ing stadium with the entire OF wall, foul pole to foul pole, covered in brick and then hidden by vines.
Which every player who plays there is made aware of as part of the playing environment. It would be interesting to know if Sox officials routinely alert players to the presence of the metal box. Of course, even if they do, the question remains why didn’t they pad the box to make it safer or relocate it if that was/is a possibly.
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Old 12-16-2017, 01:00 PM
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Which every player who plays there is made aware of as part of the playing environment. It would be interesting to know if Sox officials routinely alert players to the presence of the metal box. Of course, even if they do, the question remains why didn’t they pad the box to make it safer or relocate it if that was/is a possibly.
And I believe every player is made aware that going balls to the wall for a foul ball into the seating area has a good chance to result in a bad injury.
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Old 12-16-2017, 01:18 PM
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And I believe every player is made aware that going balls to the wall for a foul ball into the seating area has a good chance to result in a bad injury.
The issue is not that he got injured while doing his job, it is whether or not his working environment was safe enough to safeguard against any potential foreseeable injury (“safe” does not equal “guarantee”, by the way). If the Sox are found to have done all they could to provide a safe working environment, the player will not prevail. If the Sox are found to have maintained avoidably unsafe working conditions that caused the player’s injury, the player will likely prevail.
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Old 12-16-2017, 01:44 PM
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Bad precedent to set if the Sox settle IMO.

There are known risks of playing baseball and known risks to chasing a ball to a freaking wall.

It's unfortunate, but he didn't die.
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Old 12-16-2017, 01:45 PM
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The issue is not that he got injured while doing his job, it is whether or not his working environment was safe enough to safeguard against any potential foreseeable injury (“safe” does not equal “guarantee”, by the way). If the Sox are found to have done all they could to provide a safe working environment, the player will not prevail. If the Sox are found to have maintained avoidably unsafe working conditions that caused the player’s injury, the player will likely prevail.
Wrigley is the most dangerous stadium to play in. Start there.

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Old 12-16-2017, 04:03 PM
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If he wins, can Guaranteed Rate pay him of so much that they can no longer represent the Sox? I’d call it a win-win.
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Old 12-16-2017, 04:30 PM
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It took me a bit to recall this, but I remember watching this on tv as it happened. I'd have to go back and search for the video. Not sure if my MLB subscription is still active. However, I'm almost certain Jason Benetti was on the call and openly questioned why that box didn't have padding.
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Old 12-16-2017, 04:31 PM
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If he wins, can Guaranteed Rate pay him of so much that they can no longer represent the Sox? I’d call it a win-win.
Guaranteed Rate is only a naming rights sponsor, they would have nothing to do with the lawsuit.

State of IL (ISFA) owns the stadium.
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Old 12-16-2017, 04:47 PM
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Wow, I can't believe I found it immediately. It's 19 minutes into the game on June 29. It appears there was a rain delay beforehand, so the field was slippery to begin with.

What I can't believe even more is that I remembered my MLB password within three tries.
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Old 12-16-2017, 04:56 PM
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I couldn't find Benetti saying anything about the electrical box, so disregard that. My memory is playing tricks on me.

Other issue though is that there's no electrical box visible.
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Old 12-16-2017, 05:11 PM
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So there appears to be an electrical conduit running beneath the padding. Then, where Fowler's feet ran into the wall, there might be a junction box. Really hard to see though.
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Old 12-16-2017, 05:13 PM
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I blame Girardi.
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Old 12-16-2017, 05:17 PM
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I blame Thomas Edison.
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Old 12-16-2017, 05:18 PM
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I blame Thomas Edison.
Edison was in favor of DC power, this is likely an AC system so your blame should be cast on Nikola Tesla.
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Old 12-16-2017, 05:28 PM
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Another fun fact, Abreu had hit 13 homers on the road before hitting one at home.

The Sox crack EMS team like an NASCAR crew. Took five minutes to get the cart...
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