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Brandon McCarthy weighs in on pitcher helmets

Pitcher safety is being talked about again after J.A. Happ was hit in the head by a line drive yesterday and Brandon McCarthy, who needed brain surgery after being struck by a line drive last season, posted some interesting thoughts on Twitter.

Hes right in that make pitchers wear helmets doesnt solve anything because helmets wont protect every spot on which a pitcher is vulnerable. There have been some recent inventions of modified helmets for pitchers that allege better protectiona padded hat, for instancebut so far at least they havent advanced to the point of being viable in the majors.

Source: Aaron Gleeman, NBC Sports Hardball Talk


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