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Protect That Noggin

Major League Baseball has been talking for a long time about introducing a helmet for pitchers to help protect them from line drives back to the mound.

No one seemed willing to try out the prototype, however, until this weekend, when Alex Torres, a reliever for the San Diego Padres, trotted out from the bull pen wearing one.

It’s an odd-looking piece of gear, looking more like it was designed for a big-headed cartoon character. But, if it does its job and protects the pitcher’s head, then I suspect we’ll see more pitchers wearing them.

Personally, if I were a pitcher, knowing that some of these line drives come back at 130 miles per hour or more, I’d be dressing up like a hockey goalie.

 


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06/22/2014 9:23PM
Protect That Noggin
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