A sad accident at an Atlanta Braves game in 2010 has led to the latest "fan vs. team" lawsuit for injuries resulting from a foul ball. In this case, the fan was a 6-year-old child who was hit by a ball in the head, resulting in a fractured skull and damage to her brain. The family is suing the owner of the Braves and Major League Baseball, claiming that the defendants were negligent in their protection of fans such as the injured child. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the plaintiffs claim that the Braves and MLB were particularly aware of the dangers given that one of their minor league managers, Luis Salazar, actually lost an eye when he was hit in the face by a foul ball at a spring training game. The family's lawyer, Mike Moran, argues that the danger to fans can be easily remedied by putting up more netting in front of the closer seats. The AJC notes that many fans object to teams adding netting around the first- and third-base lines because it can obstruct their views, but Moran counters that the most expensive seats at ballparks are usually directly behind home plate -- and a...

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