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White Sox begin installation of extended netting

@AndrewSimonMLB
July 10, 2019

While the White Sox have been off for the All-Star break, work has continued at Guaranteed Rate Field. On Monday, crews began installing extended protective netting at the ballpark, with the majority of the installation expected to be completed Wednesday. The new netting will be in place by July 17

While the White Sox have been off for the All-Star break, work has continued at Guaranteed Rate Field.

On Monday, crews began installing extended protective netting at the ballpark, with the majority of the installation expected to be completed Wednesday. The new netting will be in place by July 17 for the Double Duty Classic, an annual event that honors the Negro Leagues and celebrates top inner-city high school players.

When the work is done, the netting will run from the ends of each dugout down the foul poles on both the first base and third base sides of the field, in order to better protect fans from hard-hit foul balls.

The White Sox resume play on Friday, embarking upon a 10-game road trip to Oakland, Kansas City and Tampa Bay. Their second-half opener at Guaranteed Rate Field will be on July 22 against the Marlins.

Andrew Simon is a research analyst for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AndrewSimonMLB.