Brewers To Extend Protective Netting At Miller Park

Crowds pack the stands at Miller Park (photo: Midwest Communications)
Crowds pack the stands at Miller Park (photo: Midwest Communications)

MILWAUKEE, WI (WSAU) -- The Milwaukee Brewers will extend the netting farther down both baselines to protect fans in the lower bowl area.

Many teams have begun doing this as the number of serious injuries from foul balls continues to rise. The Brewers say that the will extend the netting 105 feet on the first base side and 145 feet on the 3rd base side.

Many Brewer players say its the smart and safe thing to do. Eric Thames say he has seen many line drives enter the stands in those areas. Mike Moustakas said that "You never want someone to get hurt at a baseball game".

The new netting will be in place before the start of the 2020 season. 

Tom King

Tom grew up in Wausau listening to sports on WSAU and music on our sister stations WRIG and WIFC and decided early on that that was where he wanted to be. After graduating from Wausau East in the mid 70's Tom headed to UWSP. He worked at the college radio station WWSP and weekends on WIFC while earning a degree in Communication.

After college he worked a year at WKAU radio in the Fox Valley before returning to Wausau and moving into radio sales. He missed the on-air work and returned to the air when WOFM went on the air and when it was purchased by Midwest Communications was asked to take on the sports position on WSAU. He has spent the last 13 years as part of the WSAU morning team while also broadcasting Wausau East sports and contributing to the morning show on WIFC.

If you listen to the show you know that Tom is the coach of the Wausau American Legion Baseball team. He's married (Sandy) with two sons (Wade & Cory) and spends his spare time reading, listening to music, watching movies and tv shows and following most of the major sports.