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-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.


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.

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