I’m curious about something. How big of a problem is this “train wreck waiting to happen”? To be honest, I don’t see a close play at the plate more than a couple times in a HS season, which is about 30 games. I see close plays at other bases far more often, but seldom do I see a player crazy enough to try to block a base without gear.
Originally Posted by The Uncoach
I’m wondering how this safety hazard relates to say the danger from metal bats to pitchers or pitched balls to batter’s heads. I’m not trying to minimize the danger at all, but I am trying to get an idea what level of safety triggers people’s sense of danger to children.
The pitcher who’s afraid to throw strikes, will soon be standing in the shower with the hitter who's afraid to swing.