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Bill Bradley, contributing editor
Lastly, to the point, is there something that can be done in terms of improving catching equipment to reduce the risk of concussions?
Interestingly, David Ross recently switched back to the traditional mask and skullcap setup after having been a goalie-mask guy for a long, long time. He said he thinks the traditional mask might be better for balls coming straight back off the bat.
is there something that can be done in terms of improving catching equipment to reduce the risk of concussions?
The masks are angled in a way that deflects the baseball to the side, instead of allowing the full impact to the front of the mask.
It reduces the chance of a solid blow to the head from a foul tip.
That sounds like bad news for the umpire.
I doubt it needs to be said, but the main difference between the NFL and the MLB is that when MLB players get a concussion, their teams refuse to treat them as disposable commodities since baseball players have guaranteed contracts.
he nfl writers are so much worse than the mlb writers, just talent wise. we disagree with the mlb writers a lot, but they can write usually. they come from well-known media outlets and people have heard of them before they write for mlb. the nfl writers seem to have no pedigree or writing acumen, and i've never heard of any of them.
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