As the sports world continues to further work toward eradicating head injuries, Easton-Bell Sports, in conjunction with Little League International and several others, has released a new pitching helmet prototype.
The goal of the helmet was to protect the pitcher from line drives to the head without sacrificing comfort or performance.
"With our pitching helmet prototype, we have redefined what is possible and launched a new era of protection for baseball pitchers," Easton-Bell Sports CEO Paul Harrington said in a statement.
The helmet is made of expanded polystyrene polycarbonate, which is attached to a comfortable liner and elastic strap, according to Easton's press release.
The helmet might look a little weird, but surely the batting helmet looked strange to people when it was first introduced. And, actually, it doesn't look that bad. With many youth pitchers and even some in higher levels taking batted balls to the head, it's not a bad idea at all to throw a little extra protection atop the hat.
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