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MLB approves new padded hat for pitchers

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Use will be voluntary:



    Based on early reviews, doesn't sound like this thing will be too popular:

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  2. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Brandon McCarthy, who's been leading the way on R&D from the players' side, also says it's not game-ready and he won't wear it. (EDIT: And McCarthy clarified his specific concerns to Eno Sarris on Twitter: "snugness, weight displacement, heat retention. All functionality issues.")

    Why did MLB even come out with this announcement then, if the pitchers don't want it?
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    You either make it mandatory or don't do it at all...
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    We wear helmets and sleeves at this level, son.
  5. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member


    The first player to adopt the new cap. Too bad he tested positive for 50 different PEDs.
  6. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    There was a Mario baseball?
  7. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    There's a Mario curling game. That plumber is a filthy whore sellout. He'll do anything for a buck.

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  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

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  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    I think they'll probably end up with something that looks more like a wrestling headgear.
  10. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Doesn't understand the problem:

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  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    The problem appears to be that it's too heavy, too hot and won't stay on your head.
  12. young-gun11

    young-gun11 Member

    Even still, the "scary incidents" cited on the ESPN story named exactly one instance in which this particular cap would have been useful. Most times pitchers are hit in the face or on top of the head. It's the mechanics of pitching.
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