Is it time to require pitchers to wear a helmet? You may believe professionals should not be told to do so, but what about youth ball players? Isn’t it our responsibility to make sure our young ball players are safe?
There is risk of injury in every sport. If you pitch for any length of time, odds are you will get hit. Maybe not in the head, but you will get hit. I still get startled awake at night with the vision of a baseball flying at me. I guess the question is, although the odds of taking a come backer off the head may be low, does that risk justify the need for protective gear?
I am curious to hear your thoughts.