Extra netting will make Chattanooga Lookouts games safer

Staff Photo by Dan Henry / The Chattanooga Times Free Press- 4/5/16. The Lookouts have extended the foul ball net to cover the dugouts at AT&T field.
photo Staff Photo by Dan Henry / The Chattanooga Times Free Press- 4/5/16. The Lookouts have extended the foul ball net to cover the dugouts at AT&T field.

Whether during his 12-year playing career in major league baseball or in his current role as Chattanooga Lookouts manager, Doug Mientkiewicz always has been horrified at the sight of a rapidly traveling foul ball heading toward the crowd.

"You try not to look at it, but as a player you are human," Mientkiewicz said. "You know when you've hit one, and you try not to look. They tell us to block everything out, but when you see someone in a big crowd go down and then see the emergency people move down, you feel about three inches tall.

"There