A crack of the bat. A blow to the head. Who pays the bill?
Bloomberg - 10/04/2017
Under the rule, ballpark owners need only provide screening behind home plate, with enough room for fans who choose to sit there. Anyone outside the screened area — along the baselines, behind the dugout or in the outfield — is considered to have assumed the risk of injury from foul balls, errant throws and broken bats, said Roger Abrams, an expert on sports law at Northeastern University School of Law. A few states have rejected the rule, but most that have considered it, including New York, follow it.