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Discussion: U2 protection

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Jan. 10, 2009
Sundevil2
17 posts
U2 protection
To protect my face and save my career as a model (lol) I am thinking of wearing a face guard while pitching. What is the best one ?
Jan. 10, 2009
softballer
Men's 55
560 posts
here a place in nev that has some good ones

http://dssbats.zoovy.com/c=cgYLSGhLTxkVs93S2EEM3r31z/category/protective_gear/

hope it help you
play safe/stay safe
Jan. 10, 2009
Yankees
10 posts
Go to http://www.gameface.com/. They have the best face mask that I heard of. I have used them in the past.
Jan. 11, 2009
MaverickAH
59 posts
The Gameface is fine for adequate protection but I really think that Worth has the most substantial option:

http://www.softballfans.com/shop/product.php?productid=1247&cat=0&page=1
Jan. 12, 2009
Nancy Allen
Men's 55
588 posts
I mostly see the Gameface used also. In youth I see them on 3B more than pitchers. Adults who use the full helmet have peripheral vision issues, and the helmets can get very hot. While most head injuries that occur to pitchers are facial, the simple masks do not protect the rest of the head. The only person that I know of that died as a pitcher here was because he turned his head, and it got him right below the ear. The bat was an old, black EST, and the ball was pretty much a sock. After working as a base umpire, I could understand how the ball coming close could have caused him to flinch if he ever even saw it. Unfortunately alcohol was involved, and he was only 21.

So if you must pitch, don't drink. Wear protective equipment if it makes you feel safer. ...and remember you are probably safer pitching in senior softball than you are driving to the tournament. It is a game, and risks are inherent in all parts of our lives.
Jan. 12, 2009
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
For a woman who has lived but one lifetime
you are very wise, Nancy. (Bela Lugosi's Dracula to Van Helsing)
Nancy, you're the best.
If they take out all the risk they'd call it
gin rummy. Right on.
Happy Holidays to you and yours.
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