"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Base coaches to wear helmets

Major league general managers decided Thursday that first- and third-base coaches will wear helmets during games next season, an action taken four months after Colorado's Mike Coolbaugh was killed when he was struck on the head by a line drive.

Coolbaugh, a coach for the Rockies' minor league team in Tulsa, died July 22 when he was hit as he stood in the first-base coach's box during a Texas League game at Arkansas. (Associated Press)

This is the absolute right move, but it is too bad that someone had to die before they made changes.

1 comments:

Andrew V. said...

It's really too bad a man had to die before someone thought of this.

I still can't picture Sandy Alomar Sr. standing in the box with a helmet on. Though it may help protect him from getting punched in the head by Miguel Olivo.

Post a Comment