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Alex Torres First Pitcher to Wear Protective Cap

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San Diego Padres reliever Alex Torres became the first pitcher in Major League Baseball to wear the new protective padded cap in a game. The league has been testing different protection since Oakland A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy was struck by a line drive and suffered life-threatening brain injuries 17 months ago. The look inspired comparisons to Dark Helmet and Super Mari ...

Jun 22 2014, 9:50am CDT

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Topics: Brandon McCarthy, Twitter, Person Career, Pitcher, San Diego Padres


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Nats Journal: Doug Fister thinks pitchers’ protective caps still aren’t ready

Source: Washington Post Sports

The debate over how best to protect pitchers from baseballs to the head has been ongoing for years. Major Leaue Baseball approved a protective cap in January but some pitchers, including those who suffered skull fractures from line drives, said they wouldn’t wear them. It wasn’t until late last month that a pitcher, San Diego’s Alex Torres, used the special cap for the first time in a game. Read full article ...
Full article at: Washington Post Sports Jul 17 2014, 10:40am CDT
 


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Update: 9

Haren Has Another Rough Outing As Dodgers Fall To Padres 6-3

Source: CBS Los Angeles

Your browser does not support iframes. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carlos Quentin drove in three runs, Alexi Amarista homered and Jesse Hahn pitched six solid innings, leading the San Diego Padres to a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. Hahn (5-2) allowed a run and three hits, struck out six and walked four in his seventh major league start. The 24-year-old right-hander has a 1.46 ERA over his last six o ...
Full article at: CBS Los Angeles Jul 12 2014, 1:11am CDT
 

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Here are 4 Orioles pitchers wearing giant protective caps

Source: SBNation

They are flashing Blue Steel and very, very safe. I'm not sure if this was done in jest, or to show solidarity with Alex Torres, but here are four Orioles pitchers wearing giant protective caps: #Orioles pitchers trying out the new protective hats. #Birdland pic.twitter.com/fZ4J1DoqV2 — Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) June 25, 2014 Looks good from here. I'm anti-hat jokes, as I don ...
Full article at: SBNation Jun 25 2014, 3:38pm CDT
 

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Heyman On Gresh & Zo: Good For Joe Torre To Defend Scorekeeper

Source: CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – In the past week, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has gotten more attention for his mouth than his bat. On Wednesday, Ortiz called Red Sox scorekeeper Bob Ellis’ judgement into question after he handed Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer an error instead of giving Ortiz a hit on a ground ball in the seventh inning. “He’s not watching the same ballgame that everybody’s watching, I guess,” Ortiz said after the game. Major League Baseball executive vice president Joe ...
Full article at: CBS Boston Jun 24 2014, 1:43pm CDT
 

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Padres Pitcher Wears Protective Cap That Makes Him Look Like Super Mario

Source: Big Government

San Diego Relief pitcher Alex Torres became the first major league player to wear a protective padded cap in a game when he donned the isoBlox cap pitching against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. Fans may jeer. But they don't stand sixty feet, six inches from Ryan Howard, Giancarlo Stanton, and Troy Tulowitzki.  The hat, which has an oversized bulky front façade, appears gigantic and has been the focus of fans and tea ...
Full article at: Big Government Jun 23 2014, 5:09pm CDT
 

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San Diego Padres Pitcher 1st To Wear Protective Cap, Says It Can Save Lives

Source: Fox News Latino

Padres reliever Alex Torres is the first pitcher to wear a protective cap in a major league game. Torres used the oversized gear when he worked the eighth inning of a 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday nigh ...
Full article at: Fox News Latino Jun 23 2014, 1:25pm CDT
 

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MLB’s New Protective Hats For Pitchers Look Ridiculous, But Seem Like They Could Make A Difference

Source: SportsGrid

When San Diego reliever Alex Torres took the mound against the Dodgers on Saturday night, he became the first Major Leaguer to wear the new protective pitcher’s cap. Yes it’s bulky, and a bit heavier than a regular cap. But if it makes a difference, shouldn’t every pitcher be wearing one? Padres reliever is the first player to wear MLB's new protective hats for pitchers http://t.co/Et8Qs9GZ7n pic.twitter.com/AsV59OwP9q — BI: S ...
Full article at: SportsGrid Jun 23 2014, 1:10pm CDT
 

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Padres Reliever Becomes First To Wear Baseball's New Protective Hats For Pitchers

Source: The Business Insider

Relief pitcher Alex Torres became the first pitcher to use one of Major League Baseball's new protective caps for pitchers when he faced the Los Angeles Dodgers. The caps, created by isoBLOX were originally supposed to be made available to all pitchers this season. However, complaints from players about the comfort, breathability, and appearance delayed the release of the caps as isoBLOX attempted to address those concerns. In the meantime, players can still reque ...
Full article at: The Business Insider Jun 23 2014, 11:01am CDT
 

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Padres' Alex Torres is the first pitcher to wear protective cap on the mound

Source: SI.com

SAN DIEGO (AP) Padres reliever Alex Torres is the first pitcher to wear a protective cap in a major league g ...
Full article at: SI.com Jun 22 2014, 8:56pm CDT
 



 

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