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    Visual Disaster Averted: Texas Rangers scrap two-toned helmet

    Please tell me Nolan Ryan wasn't serious when he said "we were surprised".



    http://www.star-telegram.com/rangers/story/1244404.html



    Posted on Sat, Mar. 07, 2009
    Texas Rangers scrap two-toned helmet

    By ANTHONY ANDRO
    SURPRISE, Ariz. — The much-maligned multicolor batting helmets the Texas Rangers planned to debut this season will never see the field.Team president Nolan Ryan said the Rangers scrapped the idea because the team wouldn’t be wearing red on the road, therefore eliminating the need for the red-and-blue helmets. It didn’t help that the two-toned helmet was panned by just about everyone.

    "The reaction wasn’t good on it and we were surprised," Ryan said. "That weighed on the decision because they weren’t well received."

    The Rangers will wear red helmets for 16 home games in red uniforms. They will wear blue helmets in the others.


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    Re: Visual Disaster Averted: Texas Rangers scrap two-toned helmet

    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    Please tell me Nolan Ryan wasn't serious when he said "we were surprised".




    You have to remember, this was a man who wore this sometimes when he pitched:


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    Re: Visual Disaster Averted: Texas Rangers scrap two-toned helmet

    Looks like something out of Transformers.

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    Re: Visual Disaster Averted: Texas Rangers scrap two-toned helmet

    Helmetron?

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    Re: Visual Disaster Averted: Texas Rangers scrap two-toned helmet

    Tactically, these helmets would have been great for Texas. From straight on, the batter would look like he had a blue antenna on a red background. What pitcher can throw a good pitch when he is laughing?
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