ESPN is reporting MLB is set to roll out a new set of protective headwear for pitchers in Spring Training, as 20 pitchers will get a new hybrid helmet cap which was made collaboratively by MLB and the MLB Players Association.
The product is designed to be lighter than the previous incarnations, which drew criticism for how they looked (See Mets pitcher below). The new version is said to resemble visors.
Some protective helmet caps are available for youth baseball too. Check them out here.
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 26: Alex Torres #54 of the New York Mets pitches against the New York Mets in the eighth inning on April 26, 2015 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Yankees defeated the Mets 6-4. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
One of the more painful things you will watch this week.
via Bag of Nothing
Worth watching (warning strong language).
At the Canucks Fan Zone, blogger Derek Jory asks the questionwhether the following photo, ostensibly from 1984, is real:
It’s a pre-game faceoff between Stan Smyl and Mario Lemieux, with Michael Jackson doing the honors. Jory asserts that there is actually a confluence:
The Canucks hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Pacific Coliseum on November 16, 1984 and beat them 7-6.
Michael Jackson’s Victory Tour stopped in Vancouver to play three shows on November 16, 17 & 18 at BC Place.
It’s possible this is the correct date. 1984 was Lemieux’s first season in the NHL, and (there is no C on his sweater) was not yet captain of the Penguins.
On the contradicting side, Jory also points out that there’s “no red carpet” as there is in this photo. However, if you look behind Michael Jackson, you’ll notice the penalty box. The red carpet typically extends from the players’ benches for these sorts of things, since the penalty boxes and scorekeeper’s bench do not have exits, and those benches are clearly behind the photographer. Furthermore, the photog is clearly standing on the ice, and for safety reasons would only be standing on carpet himself… so just because you don’t see the carpet doesn’t mean it’s not there.
Resposted from ianbell.com
The real answer is that it was a look-alike. See this story here.
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MN Timberwolves legend, Kevin Garnett, posted a simple and touching tribute to his former coach Flip Saunders on Facebook after his death. The photo shows Garnett sitting in front of Saunders’ parking space.
via Kevin Garnett’s Page
Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations and coach Flip Saunders has died at the age of 60, the team announced on Sunday. Saunders announced back in August he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He was a huge part of Minnesota Timberwolves basketball and will be missed.
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