Re: David Wright, hit in head, maybe out for the year
They shouldn't force players to wear the geeky hat. Noone has been killed playing major league baseball since Willard Hirshberger, and despite what happened to guys like Dickey Thon, Ron Cey and Joe Charbeneau the chances of a career-altering beaning has to be microscopic to any given player, statistically. If it were me, I would be wearing the safer helmet "yesterday". I believe a lot of smart players would do so as well, after watching one of the finest young players in the game go down like David Wright did yesterday.