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Span: Fans need more protection

Updated: April 1, 2010, 5:44 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- With a flick of his bat, Denard Span sent a foul ball whistling into the stands next to the Minnesota Twins dugout, a common occurrence at ballparks across the country.

Then he heard his mother scream.

The line drive improbably struck Wanda Wilson, Span's mother who had only moments before arrived in her seat, frightening everyone involved and prompting Span to renew his call to extend the netting that protects fans from hard-hit foul balls.

"It's just a bad ...

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