November 08, 2007

Coaches To Wear Helmets

Ronald Blum at the Associated Press writes about the new rule in MLB that will have the first and third base coaches wearing a head protection (helmets):

General managers decided Thursday that first- and third-base coaches will wear some sort of head protection during games next season, an action taken four months after Mike Coolbaugh was killed when he was struck in the neck by a line drive.

Coolbaugh, a former major leaguer and a coach for the Colorado Rockies' minor league team in Tulsa, died July 22 when he was hit as he stood in the first-base coach's box during a Texas League game at Arkansas. Some major league coaches started wearing helmets the rest of the season.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the next step is a catcher mask