• MLB approves padded caps for pitchers

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Jan 28, 2014
    Caps made with material designed to help protect Major League Baseball players from line drives to the head will made available starting in spring training. In the nearly 17 months since then-Oakland A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy was struck in the head by a line drive and suffered life-threatening brain injuries, Major League Baseball says it has received and tested numerous prototypes from different vendors for padded caps to provide some head protection against high-speed shots off the bat. Manufactured by a 4Licensing Corporation subsidiary called isoBlox, the caps are the first significant change to the baseball hat, from a safety standpoint, since bills became wider. From ESPN: The soft padding, isoBlox says, is made of "plastic injection molded polymers combined with a foam substrate" and is designed to diffuse energy upon impact through a combination of dispersion and absorption techniques. Well, maybe.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • MLB Approves Protective Caps For Pitchers

      If there hasn't actually been an increase in the number of pitchers struck by line drives, there's at least been more awareness of player safety. To that end, MLB has officially approved the on-field use of a padded cap for pitchers. But will any actual…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Protective caps for pitchers approved for 2014

      Caps made with material designed to help protect Major League Baseball players from line drives to the head will made available starting in spring training. Their use is optional, ESPN's Outside the Lines reported Tuesday, but following a spate of line …
      Source: yahoo.com
    • MLB approves padded cap for pitchers

      Major League Baseball has approved a product designed to protect pitchers from potentially dangerous line drives hit at them. A padded cap manufactured by the 4Licensing Corporation subsidiary isoBlox will be made available to pitchers when they report …
      Source: MLB.com

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