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1818 clicks; posted to Sports » on 19 Dec 2013 at 5:19 PM (51 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-12-19 05:22:04 PM  
Does it give the pitcher an advantage?

No?  then I don't care.
 
2013-12-19 05:22:15 PM  
Brandon McCarthy and his wife: two of the best follows on Twitter just for the talking between the two of them.

/doesn't hurt that Brandon pitches for my team and roots for Liverpool, of course
 
2013-12-19 05:25:16 PM  
About time this was done. If MLB were regulated by OSHA, the helmet protection would have happened a long time ago. OSHA is one of the best things Nixon ever helped create.
 
2013-12-19 05:30:16 PM  
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//not 'ha ha!' worthy, but...
 
2013-12-19 05:32:39 PM  
They should just wear a football helmet. Those are good for preventing brain trauma right?
 
2013-12-19 05:43:10 PM  
The pitcher is the very definition of a defenseless player...
 
2013-12-19 05:46:18 PM  

Piizzadude: The pitcher is the very definition of a defenseless player...


Don't tell the Steelers fans. They're still feeling oppressed.
 
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2013-12-19 05:51:16 PM  
What was the reaction when batters had to start wearing them???
 
2013-12-19 06:02:08 PM  
They'd look a lot better without the speed holes and aerodynamic lines.
 
2013-12-19 07:39:32 PM  

BKITU: Piizzadude: The pitcher is the very definition of a defenseless player...

Don't tell the Steelers fans. They're still feeling oppressed.


I didn't bring it up in the other thread but what is the big deal from their end? No penalty on the play, no suspension, just a fine.

I don't have a clue on that butthurt
 
2013-12-19 08:27:24 PM  

swahnhennessy: They'd look a lot better without the speed holes and aerodynamic lines.


He does sort of look like he needs wings on the side of that, doesn't he? He could get a job with FTD florists.

All joking aside, not sure why anyone would have a problem with this. They're still pretty exposed.
 
2013-12-19 08:30:42 PM  

Piizzadude: BKITU: Piizzadude: The pitcher is the very definition of a defenseless player...

Don't tell the Steelers fans. They're still feeling oppressed.

I didn't bring it up in the other thread but what is the big deal from their end? No penalty on the play, no suspension, just a fine.

I don't have a clue on that butthurt


There wasn't any. Some people just want to believe butthurt exists so badly they see it when it isn't there.
 
2013-12-19 09:15:53 PM  

DrBenway: All joking aside, not sure why anyone would have a problem with this. They're still pretty exposed.


Yeah, I'm not sure why anyone would have a problem with it, either.  John Olerud wore a helmet in the field for years and I can't recall anyone caring or complaining about it.
 
2013-12-19 09:25:57 PM  
Us old-timers remember when hockey goalies didn't wear any protection on their heads either. Just plain crazy.
 
2013-12-19 09:51:36 PM  
I was expecting something similar to an ice hockey half-shield/visor. Something to protect the upper half of the pitcher's face from line drives.
 
2013-12-19 10:18:06 PM  
Wear em.
I would.
They actually look fine.
 
2013-12-19 10:28:36 PM  

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2013-12-19 10:52:32 PM  

Snapper Carr: Ow! That was my feelings!: [cdn.trendhunterstatic.com image 600x516]
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//not 'ha ha!' worthy, but...

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I actually think something along those lines would be the best answer, not just for baseball pitchers but for fighters in hockey as well (to protect them from bouncing the back of their heads on the ice). Probably just need a harder outer shell.
 
2013-12-19 11:25:55 PM  

bingethinker: Us old-timers remember when hockey goalies didn't wear any protection on their heads either. Just plain crazy.


yeah and you couldnt talk half of them into it either.

I think that is the same thing that applies here. Some will wear it because they do not want their heads knocked off, others will fight it because it is "messing with their mechanics" or some kind of shiat

is it mandatory or phased in?
 
2013-12-19 11:58:10 PM  

Piizzadude: bingethinker: Us old-timers remember when hockey goalies didn't wear any protection on their heads either. Just plain crazy.

yeah and you couldnt talk half of them into it either.

I think that is the same thing that applies here. Some will wear it because they do not want their heads knocked off, others will fight it because it is "messing with their mechanics" or some kind of shiat

is it mandatory or phased in?


It has to be purely voluntary. The union would throw a massive fit if it was mandatory right away.
 
2013-12-20 12:27:24 AM  

desertgeek: Piizzadude: bingethinker: Us old-timers remember when hockey goalies didn't wear any protection on their heads either. Just plain crazy.

yeah and you couldnt talk half of them into it either.

I think that is the same thing that applies here. Some will wear it because they do not want their heads knocked off, others will fight it because it is "messing with their mechanics" or some kind of shiat

is it mandatory or phased in?

It has to be purely voluntary. The union would throw a massive fit if it was mandatory right away.


Yeah that is the way hockey was with helmets for players. They set a cut off (1980?) and anyone who came into the league that season it was mandatory. The last guy was in 96-97 if you can believe it.
 
2013-12-20 01:46:13 AM  
Does nothing for the top of the head or face... useless and will give a false sense of security and safety.
 
2013-12-20 01:50:27 AM  
Gonna want to see what it looks like, but on the face of it I've got no issue with this. Comebackers are nasty shiat.
 
2013-12-20 02:00:11 AM  
Looking through GIS, apparently the women use something in softball that looks closer to a football facemask:

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2013-12-20 04:58:19 AM  

JSam21: Does nothing for the top of the head or face... useless and will give a false sense of security and safety.


I'm not sure that I can recall very many comebackers hitting a pitcher on the top of their head, and besides, isn't that the hardest part of the skull? This looks like it will at least protect the temple pretty well.
 
2013-12-20 05:21:20 AM  

Gosling: Looking through GIS, apparently the women use something in softball that looks closer to a football facemask:


I use a lacrosse helmet when I pitch in slow pitch softball.
 
2013-12-20 05:22:30 AM  

DrBenway: JSam21: Does nothing for the top of the head or face... useless and will give a false sense of security and safety.

I'm not sure that I can recall very many comebackers hitting a pitcher on the top of their head, and besides, isn't that the hardest part of the skull? This looks like it will at least protect the temple pretty well.


It is a very good start by Easton. It can be tweaked to add face protection.
 
2013-12-20 11:12:56 AM  

TheMatchHare: DrBenway: All joking aside, not sure why anyone would have a problem with this. They're still pretty exposed.

Yeah, I'm not sure why anyone would have a problem with it, either.  John Olerud wore a helmet in the field for years and I can't recall anyone caring or complaining about it.


There is a great Olerud/Ricky Henderson story about that...

But there was some pushback by players when ear flaps were made mandatory, complaints that they obstructed the batter's view.  Players were grandfathered in.  Rookies had (have?) to wear helmets with two flaps, vets only have to have the one.
 
2013-12-20 11:25:13 AM  

desertgeek: Brandon McCarthy and his wife: two of the best follows on Twitter just for the talking between the two of them.

/doesn't hurt that Brandon pitches for my team and roots for Liverpool, of course


The tweet when he got out of the hospital after brain surgery made me laugh for days. Went something like "Well, just got out of ICU after I had life saving brain surgery. Never a better time to make a play for a threesome with the wife."
I'd find it myself but I can't twitter right now.
 
2013-12-20 11:27:25 AM  
FOUND IT!

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