Are you nuts? Some guy from the University of North Carolina who did some research on the safety of baseball makes some ridiculous comments and you back them without facts? (“Let's hope baseball jumps on safety pitch,” Feb. 10, Page 6).
Forget being a purist, you obviously don't know what you're talking about. I don't know where to start, but let's just say it's not “one league still refuses to use the designated hitter” so much as it is “one league needs to eliminate the designated hitter because it was tried and failed.” Additionally, to say “it's a sure bet that baseball eventually will adopt these safety measures” has no basis in fact whatsoever.
The great game of baseball will not change, but rather those who wish it to change can go and play a less stressful game, slow-pitch softball. That people get injured playing the game is inevitable, but to think that plastic masks on helmets of kids over 6 or 7 will become commonplace is laughable. If the older kids are that afraid to hit that they need a face mask, they won't be playing baseball very long. They will weed themselves out of the game.
Please stick to whatever topic it is that you do know something about. Baseball is certainly not one of them.
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