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    Do you like the new style of batting helmets that will be available for all teams this season? Cool or ugly?


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    They're cool!
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    7
    They're ugly!
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    15
    They're ok, I really don't care.
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    21
    What's a batting helmet?
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    Elvis
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    Last edited by Elvis; 02-25-2006, 12:32 PM.

  • #2
    I think they look too much like space helmets.

    I saw those for the 1st time last summer during the Little League World Series.

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    • #3
      Do they protect their heads any better than the old batting helmets?
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      • #4
        They're kinda sparkly.
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        • #5
          they look horrible! who approved those? they need to reconsider.

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          • #6
            I think the basic concept is fine, but I don't totally like how it all comes together - if that makes sense.

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            • #7
              I think they look pretty sweet.

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              • #8
                When it comes to uniforms, I think simpler is better. If that design isn't more protective, I don't see why any team would change to it.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by E.Banks#14
                  When it comes to uniforms, I think simpler is better. If that design isn't more protective, I don't see why any team would change to it.
                  It isn't mandatory I believe, it's just another kind of helmet that's available to the players this year. It's supposed to be better ventilated to keep the head cooler for day games. Think of it like the high-top spikes that came and went several years ago. "Cool" now - Lame in 2010.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Elvis9045
                    It isn't mandatory I believe, it's just another kind of helmet that's available to the players this year. It's supposed to be better ventilated to keep the head cooler for day games. Think of it like the high-top spikes that came and went several years ago. "Cool" now - Lame in 2010.
                    I'm not sure, but to comply with MLB rules, won't an entire team have to use those helmets if one player does?
                    A lot of people say this honor validates my career, but I didn't work hard for validation. I didn't play the game right because I saw a reward at the end of the tunnel. I played it right because that's what you're supposed to do, play it right and with respect. If this validates anything, it's that learning how to bunt and hit and run and turning two is more important than knowing where to find the little red light at the dug out camera. - Ryne Sandberg

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by E.Banks#14
                      I'm not sure, but to comply with MLB rules, won't an entire team have to use those helmets if one player does?
                      I doubt it. Catchers for example, have had 3 different types of helmets to choose from in the last few years.

                      By the way they're Rawlings Coolflo vented batting helmet, ultra lightweight with "eye-catching" metallic paint. It's a one-size-fits-all shell with an adjustable moisture-wicking pad and 12 vector-shaped vent holes.
                      Elvis
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                      Last edited by Elvis; 02-25-2006, 11:37 PM.

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                      • #12
                        They look good.

                        Batting helmets haven't changed for 30 years, maybe more. So maybe it is time for a change. The whole design of the helmet is different.

                        In Europe, amateur teams play with helmets like these for a couple of years now. So actually the design is not completely new.

                        But again, they look good

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                        • #13
                          I've seen those types of helmets in stores in the US for a few years. The Little League World Series has been using them for the past 3 years, I think.
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                          • #14
                            The mets one looks ugly. I'd have to see how other teams helmets look before I pass judgement. Would the Pirate helmet be solid black, or would they put the Gold around it and look like the Michigan Wolverines? Would the Reds keep black on their helmet, or make theirs solid red? I think some helmets will look cool, others will suck. The Mets one sucks.
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                            • #15
                              I think it looks great, for a team like the Rockies. It'd make them look like MORE of a AA team.
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