Friday, February 12, 2016

New Helmets For Pitchers

Last year Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb, who has been hit in the head by a line drive in 2013, tried a mock-up of the above helmet design and had this to say about them...
“It felt great and looks good, similar to a helmet with the top cut off,” Cobb said.
It turns out that only 20 MLB pitchers will try out the helmet in 2016, and there's no word on which ones. Furthermore, the headwear will not be mandatory to wear, however if they prove to be useful in preventing injury I hope all pitchers will wear them. Especially when you consider how much pitchers are making these days, I imagine all teams would want to protect their investments.

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