Sunday, December 22, 2013

Pitchers May Use Headgear As Soon As 2014

According to Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy there is a chance that Major League pitchers could have the option of using protective headgear as soon as 2014. The headgear would look like a hat but would protect pitchers from line drives off the bat, much like the one that caught McCarthy while with the Oakland A's. Knowing the MLB these would be the biggest fashion statement of the year, sarcasm included, but safety comes first right?

McCarthy says the headgear is definitely coming but he does not think that the pieces will be mandatory. HERE are some quotes:

"They're coming," McCarthy said of the headgear. "From everything I know they'll be available this year. I don't believe they're going to be mandatory. Actually, I'm almost certain they won't be mandatory."

"It should be strong enough and capable enough that literally if I got hit by the same exact ball, I would have been able to keep pitching in that game," McCarthy said.

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