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The helmet of the future here now

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 02, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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There is nothing funny about taking a fastball in the head and having to go on the disabled list.

But the new batting helmet David Wright is trying out does look a little … well … dorky. Paint it green and he’d look like The Great Gazoo of Flintstones fame.

But get used to it. The Rawlings S100 will be required in the minors next season and big-league teams will be trying them out this season. The new helmet will supposedly resist pitches of 100-mph and is safer than the current models.

I would imagine that any player who has been hit in the head will be happy to wear the new helmet. We’ll keep you updated on any Yankees trying it out.

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