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    The Pitching Helmet?

    http://www.csnne.com/03/09/11/Pitchi...27&feedID=4945

    “The Easton-Bell Sports pitching helmet prototype uses lightweight energy managing materials to provide protection to the most vulnerable areas of the head, without compromising comfort or performance. The helmet is made of expanded polystyrene polycarbonate, which is attached to a comfortable liner and elastic strap.”
    This is the Cal Ripkin Jr. of typos.

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    Re: The Pitching Helmet?

    The wussification of america continues.
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    Re: The Pitching Helmet?

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    The wussification of america continues.
    If a base coach 90 feet away from the batter needs a helmet now, why not put one on the player who is 60 feet 6 inches away?

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    Re: The Pitching Helmet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    If a base coach 90 feet away from the batter needs a helmet now, why not put one on the player who is 60 feet 6 inches away?
    The third base coach shouldn't need a helmet. One freak accident in the minor leagues resulted in MLB overreacting.
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    Re: The Pitching Helmet?

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    The wussification of america continues.
    It's a litigation society that creates these situations

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    Re: The Pitching Helmet?

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    The wussification of america continues.
    Injuries are awesome. Skull fractures especially

    My favorite part, is when, depending on the location and severity of the injury, you have to relearn stuff like how to walk and eat.

    Suck it up wimps.
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    Re: The Pitching Helmet?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcclain19 View Post
    Injuries are awesome. Skull fractures especially

    My favorite part, is when, depending on the location and severity of the injury, you have to relearn stuff like how to walk and eat.

    Suck it up wimps.
    We should get rid of pads in football, how cool would those injuries be?
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    Re: The Pitching Helmet?

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    We should get rid of pads in football, how cool would those injuries be?
    I can't remember where I read it, but I recall some people theorizing that the severe concussions we see today in organized football is caused because the players have too much protection. It has supposedly let to players feeling somewhat invincible and therefore launching themselves at other players at forces not seen in days of yore.
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    Re: The Pitching Helmet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    I can't remember where I read it, but I recall some people theorizing that the severe concussions we see today in organized football is caused because the players have too much protection. It has supposedly let to players feeling somewhat invincible and therefore launching themselves at other players at forces not seen in days of yore.
    I have heard this argument, but I don't agree.

    As you said, people can theorize all sorts of things, but it is much more likely that athletes today are larger, faster, stronger, and are more aware of technique that enables them to dish out more punishment on opponents. I can't imagine how equipment could possibly trump the energy that comes with the competitive endeavor.
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    Re: The Pitching Helmet?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcclain19 View Post
    Injuries are awesome. Skull fractures especially

    My favorite part, is when, depending on the location and severity of the injury, you have to relearn stuff like how to walk and eat.

    Suck it up wimps.
    I'm imagining a sarcastic tone...

    As far as NFL players go, many of them don't wear lower body pads any more, especially players at speed (WR, CB, S) positions. The NFL is considering making the knee and thigh pads mandatory.

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    Re: The Pitching Helmet?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcclain19 View Post
    Injuries are awesome. Skull fractures especially

    My favorite part, is when, depending on the location and severity of the injury, you have to relearn stuff like how to walk and eat.

    Suck it up wimps.
    Living life carries a certain amount of risks. If skull fractures concern you so much I am sure you require all passengers in your car wear helmets correct??
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    Re: The Pitching Helmet?

    Let's just put each player in a bubble. That way, no one would get hurt.

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    Re: The Pitching Helmet?

    I saw this on TV the other day. It looks kinda like a bike helmet but not as big. I'm not sure this really needs to be done even though it seems more pitchers are getting hit nowdays.
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    Re: The Pitching Helmet?

    From what I've seen, pitchers seem to need a hockey goalies mask more than a helmet.

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    Re: The Pitching Helmet?

    I'd be more inclined to go with styrofoam bats.


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