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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Atlanta Braves’ Tyler Flowers Is Redefining Catcher’s Safety

A mask with a built-in spring to absorb the impact of a baseball.

The 30-year-old catcher is no longer the only catcher in Major League Baseball to wear the mask.  Other catchers such as Cincinnati’s Tucker Barnhart and Minnesota’s Kurt Suzuki have also converted to the Defender.  A handful of MLB umpires have also started wearing the mask.

Safety concerns for all sports have never been higher.  This mask comes at a perfect time when people are paying more attention to head injuries and long-term damage to the head and brain.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 05, 2016 at 06:39 AM | 9 comment(s)
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