Back in June 2014, Stephanie Taubin was hit by a foul ball while attending Fenway park, and now she is suing Red Sox principal owner John Henry for damages.
Taubin alleges in her suit that she was in an area above home plate known as the EMC Club, where she was struck unexpectedly by a foul ball. Taubin alleges that the area she was located was normally covered by glass, but that the glass was not there due to renovations.
Taubin is suing for an unspecified amount and claims that she has suffered through facial fractures and neurological damage.
The incident came before two more fan incidents at Fenway this season. In June, a fan named Tonya Carpenter was struck by a broken bat and rushed to the hospital where she was left fighting for her life. Thankfully, she has since recovered.
The second incident this season came in July when a fan was hit in the head by a foul ball and was forced to get 30 stitches and a CAT scan.
These incidents at Fenway as well as several others across the majors have lead to increased talk about additional safety measures for fans at games, including potentially adding netting along the first- and third-base lines.