Sure it is goofy-looking. But it is a good idea. Pete Abraham writes about helmets for pitchers.
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I’ve been wearing this now for about a year.
It’s easy to get used to it and after a few games you barely notice it.
The exit speed on balls off bats will just continue to increase with bigger, stronger, quicker (hands) players. It’s not such a crazy idea.
I agree that it’s a good idea, but adoption will be impossible. The best bet would be to start using them as a requirement in high school and college now. Pros, especially pitchers, use the same brand of socks their entire careers, no chance they will add new equipment that doesn’t directly make them better.
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