But I worked a construction job one summer - I felt the plastic hard helmet and safety glasses were pretty strange looking, but I did wear them anyway.
I agree they should not be forced to wear it, but it's not like they would have to wear it all day - a couple minutes per at-bat, then a few more if you're on base, but it's no big deal. I just thought his comments were a bit silly, but no big deal.
(But i wonder what guys in the 50s or so thought of the hard-plastic batting helmets that eventually became standard. Were they thought of in a similar vein?)
Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
I don't see anything wrong with it. If a player cares about cosmetic, superficial things, it's their right. As every day people, we don't want to go around wearing cut-off shorts or other tacky-looking clothing items, so Francouer's remarks should be treated no differently.