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Old 07-26-2007, 11:09 AM   #16
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Now we hear a 12year old girl is killed this same way???? The next day????

Michigan girl dies after being hit in head by softball | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
This one really freaks me out. I help my dad coach my little sister's softball team (6th & 7th graders) and we're always nervous that someone is going to get hurt because they aren't paying attention or the ball takes a weird bounce or whatever.
My other sister once broke a teammate's jaw at practice with a line drive, so these can happen. It's freaky but I don't think you can just give up altogether and go live in a bubble or something.
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:11 AM   #17
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Why not have players wear helmets then? Seems reasonable.
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what a freak coincidence...quite tragic.

I read about a lacrosse player that got hit in a simliar fashion (ball to chest) where it stops their heart beat and they never recover. Crazy stuff.
Yeah, that guy was from Cornell.

I had a teammate on my wrestling team in HS who broke his own strenum during a match once. He was pinning his oppenent but all of a sudden he just stopped, stood up, and then fell to his back and started yelling for help. I still don't really know what happened, something just snapped. Luckily he was okay in the long run, but it was sort of creepy at first.
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:43 PM   #19
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Supposedly this is only the second time

Today's THV - KTHV Little Rock News Article

Though this might just be pro baseball they're talking about
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Old 07-30-2007, 03:09 PM   #20
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Why not have players wear helmets then? Seems reasonable.
It would be REALLY distracting or the fielders. If this was a more common occurrence, we might see it, but it would be tough to adjust to. Batting helmets cut down on your peripheral vision and could cause more injuries.

There was a player I remember who wore a batting helmet without earflaps in the field. John Olerud.

Still, it's really not necessary. You can't prevent freak injuries. You could be hit in the throat or the kidney by a ball and die too. You just can't cover up every part of your body for a once in a million injury.

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Old 07-30-2007, 04:04 PM   #21
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Here's a nice piece on Coolbaugh

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It would be REALLY distracting or the fielders. If this was a more common occurrence, we might see it, but it would be tough to adjust to. Batting helmets cut down on your peripheral vision and could cause more injuries.

There was a player I remember who wore a batting helmet without earflaps in the field. John Olerud.

Still, it's really not necessary. You can't prevent freak injuries. You could be hit in the throat or the kidney by a ball and die too. You just can't cover up every part of your body for a once in a million injury.

Olerud wore the earflap-less helmet because he had some sort of brain/skull condition that if he were to get hit just right in the head, the results would be fatal...going back, I can't think of anyone else who wore that style helmet in the field.
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