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Rawlings Designs A Better Batting Helmet

Rawlings Designs A Better Batting Helmet

Rawlings S100 (Image courtesy
By Andrew Liszewski

According to a recent article on the New York Times website, getting hit in the head with a baseball traveling at a ‘mere’ 32 MPH will result in a skull fracture every time. So you’d expect that major league ball players would want the utmost protection for their heads when they step up to bat, like the new S100 helmet from Rawlings which can protect an athlete’s head from a 100MPH pitch thrown from just 24 inches away. But surprisingly when the helmet was shown to some MLB players they scoffed at the new design citing concerns that the extra padding was too bulky and too geeky-looking… Seriously?

[ – Safer Batting Helmet Draws Resistance From Some Players ] VIA [ Popular Science ]