Episode 189: Are youth sports becoming too costly?

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In the Zone
Are youth sports becoming too costly?

That’s Gotta Hurt
Major League Baseball approves padded caps for pitchers

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2 Responses to Episode 189: Are youth sports becoming too costly?

  1. In regards to the padded caps for pitchers, I agree that they will not prevent most of the facial injuries as they will not cover the orbital, temporal and maxillary areas. A couple of thoughts. To help prevent the orbital injuries maybe look at having the pitchers wear Spoggles, they are safety glasses that can be customized. The other thing is that when you look at most pitchers follow throughs they are all extremely head down, theory is they do this to get more torque and therefore more velocity. Go back to how pitching used to be, not only decrease traumatic injury but maybe shoulder and elbow problems. Greg Maddux was taught to finish his pitch and be prepared to field. Not bad from an 18 time Gold Glove winner – which is the all time leader for all positions.

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