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Pitcher. Blue Jay. Trendsetter.
Toronto's Todd Redmond showed off Major League Baseball's new protective cap for pitchers on Friday night, and the model is…um…
Nice? Yeah, let's go with nice.
MLB partnered with isoBLOX, a company that creates safety plates, which are then sewn into the custom-fit caps. In theory, those plates protect the forehead, temples, and sides of the head.
Anecdotally, pitchers said they're not jazzed with the bulky design, and some question whether the cap will actually protect the players from line drives. A recent rash of incidents prompted the revamped caps.
As for whether pitchers eventually warm up to the style? Well, we've got a long season to go.- -
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