Here’s What a Protective Pitching Cap Might Look Like

protective pitching cap

Like you have a giant, deformed skull!

Seriously, pitchers are getting drilled in the head all the time lately in Major League Baseball. You’re pretty much defenseless when you’re hurling a baseball at 90-odd mph and then someone is smacking it right back at you at somewhere around that speed. So guys get hit in the head.

And it’s usually not pretty.

We’re talking busted-up faces, trips to the hospital, concussions, broken bones, time on the disabled list, etc.

Now the MLB is trying to come up with a way to protect their pitchers. They’ve tried various protective pitching caps, but the pitchers aren’t really fond of any of them.

With this latest version, you can probably see why.